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13 August 2012

EQT to buy software business UC4 from Carlyle for €220m

Swedish private equity firm EQT has reached a deal to buy UC4, the world’s largest independent seller of IT process automation software, from global buyout giant Carlyle for €220m including debt.

13 August 2012

CBS to battle Ryan Seacrest, private equity firms for Dick Clark Productions

ryan-seacrest Entertainment company CBS plans to bid against private equity firms and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest for Dick Clark Productions, it is understood.

13 August 2012

Israel’s Mazor Robotics adds $15m, eyes US listing

robot_lrg Mazor Robotics, Tel Aviv-listed developer of surgical robots, has agreed a private equity placement transaction of up to $15m with an investment group led by healthcare-focused Oracle Investment Management.

13 August 2012

Orbimed leads $30m Intercept Pharmaceuticals financing

Healthcare investment firm Orbimed Advisors has led a $30m financing round for liver disease therapy provider Intercept Pharmaceuticals.

13 August 2012

Compass buys business outsourcer PSC, merges with portfolio company Dantom

Compass Investment Partners, a mid-market private equity fund focused on the business information sector, has acquired outsourcing company PSC Info Group, and will merge it with its portfolio company Dantom Systems.

13 August 2012

Moulton’s Better Capital swoops for JJB Sports

moulton_170sq Better Capital, the listed UK turnaround investor established by former Alchemy Partners founder Jon Moulton, is reported to have approached JJB Sports’ main lender about buying the ailing sports retailer’s outstanding debt.

13 August 2012

HgCapital sells UK wind energy portfolio to Munich Re

European private equity firm HgCapital has sold its operating UK onshore wind portfolio to Munich Re’s asset management arm MEAG, for an undisclosed sum.

13 August 2012

Monitor Clipper Partners exits Market Track with sale to Aurora Capital

Boston private equity firm Monitor Clipper Partners has sold promotional intelligence provider Market Track to Los Angeles-based Aurora Capital Group.

13 August 2012

WL Ross buys up Navigator shares from Lehman Brothers

news_sinkingship.lrg_ US private equity firm WL Ross & Co has agreed to purchase 4.4 million shares of Navigator Holdings owned by Lehman Brothers for $110m.

10 August 2012

Healthcare-focused Linden Capital takes on Mark Sullivan as principal

Linden Capital Partners, a US mid-market buyout house focused on the healthcare sector, has hired Mark Sullivan as a principal focusing on human capital initiatives.


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