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4 June 2013

AXA Private Equity, AENA team up for Luton Airport bid

airport 6_sq London’s Luton Airport could reportedly be taken over by a private equity-backed consortium in a deal that could value it at €400m.

4 June 2013

Dutch 3D printing company LUXeXceL seals venture financing

Dutch digital 3D printing company LUXeXceL has completed a Series A funding round with investment from venture capital firm Chrysalix SET and US-based Turnstone Capital Management.

4 June 2013

Billabong breaks off talks with private equity bidders

surfing2_sq Australian surfwear company Billabong has broken off buyout talks with private equity-backed bidding consortiums and issued yet another profit warning.

4 June 2013

CalPERS to sell Carlyle stake after twelve years

The California Public Employees' Retirement System has decided to exit its stake in Carlyle after being a shareholder in the private equity firm for twelve years.

4 June 2013

Private equity owners sell 10% Rexel stake for €500m

Holding company Ray Investment has sold a ten per cent stake in electrical supplies distribution Rexel for €500m.

4 June 2013

Denham Capital-backed Greenleaf Power buys 19MW biomass plant

Private equity firm Denham Capital’s portfolio company Greenleaf Power has purchased the 19MW Tracy Biomass from US Renewables Group.

4 June 2013

Severn Trent Water rejects £5bn bid from Borealis, Kuwait Investment Office, USS

UK water utility Severn Trent Water has rejected a £5bn takeover bid from an investor consortium comprising Canada’s Borealis Infrastructure Management, sovereign wealth fund the Kuwait Investment Office and institutional investment group the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

4 June 2013

Clayton Dubilier & Rice ponders merger of Balfour Beatty and Rentokil facilities units

Private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice is reportedly considering acquiring and merging the maintenance business units of Balfour Beatty and Rentokil Initial.

4 June 2013

India’s ChrysCapital invests $44m in consumer goods company CavinKare

India-focused private equity firm ChrysCapital has invested ($44m) in consumer goods company CavinKare to help broaden the company’s brand portfolio.

3 June 2013

Corporate VC Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures invests in Zilift

The corporate venturing arm of energy major Saudi Aramco has closed an equity investment into Zilift, a developer of artificial lift systems that use permanent magnet motors.

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