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19 June 2012

Sycamore ups Surana stake through foreign currency bond conversion

Global investment firm Sycamore Ventures has increased its stake in iron and steel product provider Surana Industries to 21.72 per cent.

19 June 2012

GIC in talks to invest in GVK Singapore unit

coal-mine-2_sq Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is said to be in talks to buy a minority stake in the Singapore arm of India's GVK Power and Infrastructure, in a deal that could raise between $500m and $600m.

19 June 2012

Wind Point Partners completes $400m Hearthside Food recap

Chicago-based private equity firm Wind Point Partners has made a $400m recapitalisation of Hearthside Food Solutions.

19 June 2012

State-backed BGF inks fourth deal of the month

Business Growth Fund, the £2.5bn state-backed vehicle aimed at financing UK SMEs, has made two investments totaling £4.4m into Springfield Healthcare Group, the largest independent provider of domiciliary care in Yorkshire and Humberside.

19 June 2012

KKR adds $7.8bn of assets under management with Prisma purchase

Girish Reddy KKR hedge fund - AltAssets Private Equity News Global buyout firm KKR has boosted its assets under management by 12.5 per cent by acquiring fund of hedge funds manager Prisma Capital Partners.

19 June 2012

US-based SmartDrive Systems adds $47m from NEA, Oak Investment Partners

SmartDrive Systems, a US-based company which manufactures fuel efficiency technology, has secured $47m in additional venture funding led by existing investors Oak Investment Partners and New Enterprise Associates.

18 June 2012

Australian telecoms giant Telstra leads $35m Series E round for Ooyala

The venture capital arm of Telstra has led a $35m Series E financing round for online video technology business Ooyala, in a bid to enhance Australia’s largest telecoms company’s multi-device IPTV services.

18 June 2012

CVC-backed Evonik shelves $1bn IPO

evonik-chemical_sq Evonik Industries, the German chemicals producer backed by London-based buyout firm CVC, has shelved plans to float on the Frankfurt stock exchange in favour of resuming efforts to list once markets recover.

18 June 2012

Talks to limit Oaktree’s hostile takeover of Jakks collapse

Oaktree Capital has scrapped talks aimed at limiting its hostile takeover of toymaker Jakks Pacific after being unable to agree terms with the company.

18 June 2012

Bertram Capital exits EDI Holdings to Nordson for $200m

US mid-market private equity firm Bertram Capital has sold EDI Holdings, a provider of slot coating and flat polymer extrusion dies for plastic processors and web converters, to Nasdaq-listed dispensing equipment maker Nordson.

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