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24 May 2012

Nordic Capital to buy Finnish discount chain Tokmanni from CapMan

alec-discount_lrg Stockholm-based private equity major Nordic Capital has agreed to buy Tokmanni, Finland’s largest discount store chain, from Finnish private equity firm CapMan and the company’s other shareholders.

24 May 2012

Equistone exits Global Blue to Silver Lake, Partners Group for €1bn $

Former Barclays spin-off Equistone Partners’ has sold its stake Global Blue, the tax-free shopping business, to Silver Lake and Partners Group for €1bn.

23 May 2012

Actis exits Ghanaian shopping mall to Atterbury, Sanlam

Accra-Mall-Ghana_sq Actis, the London-based emerging markets investor, has sold its 85 per cent stake in Accra Mall to South African commercial and retail property developer Atterbury and financial services group Sanlam.

23 May 2012

Private equity interest in Brambles document unit cools

The sale of the document management arm of Australia’s Bramble’s, the world’s largest provider of pallets, has hit further delays as buyers question the company’s $2bn plus price tag.

23 May 2012

Dunedin nets 2.4x return from sale of military bridging company WFEL

UK mid-market private equity firm Dunedin has realised a 2.4 times multiple from the sale of portfolio company WFEL, a maker of mobile tactical military bridging, to German land defence systems provider KMW.

23 May 2012

PE majors in talks with Telenet over joint offer for KPN-owned BASE

Blackstone, Cinven, Providence, Bain and KKR are among a list of potential buyers in talks to partner with Belgian cable operator Telenet over a possible joint bid for BASE, the country's third-biggest mobile phone business.

23 May 2012

Hellman & Friedman eyes $4bn Getty Images exit

US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman is said to be looking to raise as much as $4bn from the sale or initial public offering of Getty Images, the world’s biggest distributor of stock photos, videos and digital content.

23 May 2012

Vista Equity Partners clinches Silverchair Learning Systems

news_redcross_lrg Fresh from closing its fourth fund on $3.5bn, US private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has bought healthcare IT provider Silverchair Learning Systems from Silverchair Holdings.

23 May 2012

TPG, Savills pick up bankrupt Japanese property developer Joint Corp

real-estate2_lrg US buyout giant TPG Capital has agreed a joint deal with property consultancy Savills for bankrupt Japanese property developer Joint Corp.

23 May 2012

Catterton sells water-soluble film maker Monosil to Japan’s Kuraray

Consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners has agreed to sell MonoSol, a maker of water-soluble films used in consumer applications, to Japanese chemicals manufacturer Kuraray Co.

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