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15 June 2012

Surging growth persuades Vista Equity Partners to buy Bullhorn

US private equity firm Vista Equity Partners (VEP) has picked up recruiting software company Bullhorn after the company recorded surging growth last year.

15 June 2012

Improvement expected for Germany private equity deal-making $

Germany's private equity investors remain understandably cautious about new investments, with deals correspondingly rare. However, there are signs that the market could have bottomed out, according to new research.

15 June 2012

Social payment company iZettle nets $31.4m from Greylock, Northzone, others

izettle_sml - AltAssets Private Equity News Greylock Partners and Northzone have led a $31.4m financing round for Swedish social payment company iZettle, which turns iPhones and iPads into credit card terminals.

15 June 2012

Thiel’s Founders Fund leads $50m financing for Climate Change Corp

Founders Fund has led a $50m financing round for The Climate Corporation (TCC), an organisation which helps people and businesses mitigate the effects of climate change.

15 June 2012

Warburg exits GlobalSpec at double-digit EBITDA

Warburg Pincus is set to sell specialist search engine GlobalSpec for $135m to information and analytics company IHS.

15 June 2012

Blackstone, Bain, KKR could bid for Indian airline SpiceJet

Private equity giants including Blackstone, Bain Capital and KKR are believed to be considering bids for Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet.

15 June 2012

Environmental-focused private equity firm Ambienta backs FoundOcean

Environmental investor Ambienta has taken a 35 per cent stake in FoundOcean, which provides 
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 services
 to the
 offshore
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 energy construction
 sector.

15 June 2012

BofAML approaches buyout giants over possible Huntsman sale

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has approached a number of private equity firms including KKR, Bain Capital, Advent International and Warburg Pincus over a possible sale of US chemicals company Huntsman Corp.

15 June 2012

Lime Rock, Castle Harlan in $1bn bid for Transocean rig assets

US private equity firms Lime Rock Partners and Castle Harlan are said to be bidding for the Middle East rig assets of Switzerland-based Transocean , the world's largest offshore drilling company, in a deal that is expected to raise $1bn.

15 June 2012

Abraaj to sell one fifth of shares on offer in IHH Healthcare IPO

The Middle East’s largest private equity firm is planning to sell more than 430 million shares during IHH Healthcare’s $2bn IPO slated for the end of summer.

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