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20 August 2012

Sibling Capital bursts on to venture scene with Relypsa financing

drug-pharma-medical-healthcare New venture capital firm Sibling Capital has announced itself to the industry by taking part in an $80m financing round for drug developer Relypsa.

20 August 2012

Excellere backs oil & gas consultant Integrated Petroleum Technologies

Denver, US-based mid-market private equity firm Excellere Partners has invested in Integrated Petroleum Technologies, a provider of oil and natural gas engineering consulting services.

20 August 2012

Big data developer sqrrl stashes seed capital from Atlas Venture, Matrix Partners

sqrrl Big data developer sqrrl has received seed funding from early stage investor Atlas Venture and venture capital firm Matrix Partners, enabling the company to “aggressively hire” to meet the rising demand for its products.

20 August 2012

Real estate-focused Crescent Resources seals deal with Anchorage Capital, MatlinPatterson

building-site_sq Real estate development company Crescent Resources has completed a private offering of $350m of senior secured notes and closed on $50m of a $100m equity commitment from its private equity backers Anchorage Capital and MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities.

20 August 2012

Apax nets first round bids for ailing drug courier Marken $

morgan-stanley-2_sq Apax Partners has hired Morgan Stanley to sell Marken and launched a formal sale process after failing to reach an agreement with lenders over the embattled drug courier’s debt load, two people with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

20 August 2012

Best Buy founder rejects due diligence offer in takeover talks

Best Buy - Altssets Private Equity News Best Buy founder Richard Schulze’s attempt to make a private equity-backed takeover of the company has stalled after he rejected an offer to perform due-diligence on the business.

20 August 2012

DIC-backed Travelodge agrees £635m debt restructuring

travelodge-3_sq.jpg Travelodge, the indebted budget hotel chain owned by Dubai International Capital, has agreed a £635m debt restructuring that will put it into the hands of its lenders and result in a large loss for its state-backed Emirati private equity sponsor.

20 August 2012

Dominus Capital buys carpet maker Bentley Prince Street

carpet Mid-market buyout house Dominus Capital has completed a $35m deal to buy the commercial interiors division of Interface, the world’s largest maker of modular carpet.

20 August 2012

LPs given green light for KKR India credit fund investments

KKR India’s Alternative Credit Opportunities Fund will be allowed to receive commitments from Indian and foreign LPs after being approved by the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

20 August 2012

Carlyle targets British military equipment maker Chemring

fighter-plane_sq Global buyout giant Carlyle has tabled a preliminary expression of interest in FTSE 250-listed Chemring Group, the military equipment maker announced late on Friday.

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