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11 October 2012

European venture must adapt to survive, says Iris Capital MD $

Antoine Garrigues Iris Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News The continued withdrawal of LPs from the European venture capital market means firms must adapt to survive, Iris Capital managing partner Antoine Garrigues told AltAssets.

11 October 2012

PensionDanmark to channel infrastructure spend through €800m fund $

infrastructure4_lrg PensionDanmark has established an infrastructure fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, a newly-established team of former employees from Dong Energy, through which it will make about half of all its investments in infrastructure.

11 October 2012

India’s Azure Capital to raise $95m real estate fund

azure-capital_sq Indian private equity firm Azure Capital is planning to raise an up to INR5bn ($95m) real estate fund to invest in commercial properties in the country's seven biggest cities.

11 October 2012

Kelso & Co to merge audiovisual companies following Swank buyout

Swank audiovisual - AltAssets Private Equity News New York private equity firm Kelso & Co has made its fifth investment this year after buying event technology company Swank Audio Visuals.

11 October 2012

DFJ Esprit exit streak continues with EVE sale

EVE-hardware-test European venture firm DFJ Esprit has exited its fifteenth investment in three years by selling French computer testing software provider EVE.

11 October 2012

Maven’s Scottish Loan Fund backs Fletcher Shipping

Scottish private equity firm Maven Capital Partners has agreed a £4m funding deal for supply ship company Fletcher Shipping to allow it to buy a new vessel.

11 October 2012

Searchlight Capital buys Goldman’s stake in Integra Telecom $

portland_sq Searchlight Capital, the transatlantic private equity firm set up by a trio of former dealmakers from Apollo, KKR, and Ontario Teachers’, has become Integra Telecom’s largest shareholder after buying out Goldman Sachs’ equity stake in the business.

11 October 2012

Citadel plans $4bn investment in Egypt over next three years

Ahmed Heikal Citadel Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News Listed Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital is reported to be planning more than $4bn of investments in the country over the next three years.

11 October 2012

Triton puts Ruetgers recap talks on hold following renewed interest

reutgers_sq European buyout house Triton is reported to have put plans for a dividend recapitalisation of German chemical company Ruetgers on hold after receiving renewed interest from trade buyers.

11 October 2012

Ares joins Harvest Partners as shareholder in Insight Global

atlanta_sq LA-based private equity and debt firm Ares Management has made an undisclosed investment in Insight Global, an Atlanta-based company backed by New York buyout house Harvest Partners that specialises in temporary IT staffing.

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