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19 April 2013

Listed French private equity firm Altamir Amboise gains shareholder support

Listed French private equity firm Altamir Amboise has seen a share buy-back programme rejected by its shareholders at its annual general meeting this week.

19 April 2013

UK performance provides comfort for European PE despite slow start to 2013 $

European buyout activity dropped in the first quarter of 2013 but there is still “all to play for” according to professional services company Ernst & Young.

19 April 2013

European Capital seals 1.8x return on Scaff’holding exit

scaffolding American Capital’s affiliate European Capital has made a 1.8 times money multiple by exiting its investment in Equistone-backed scaffolding rental and sales company Scaff’holding for €7.2m.

19 April 2013

Blackstone pulls out of race to buy Dell

delll Private equity giant Blackstone has reportedly decided to pull out of the race for Dell, making the $24.4bn take-private offer from founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake more likely to succeed.

19 April 2013

Saban Capital shifts head office from Hong Kong to Singapore

Sumeet Jaisinghani Saban Capital Media and communications investor Saban Capital Group has shifted its head office to Singapore after shutting its Hong Kong base due to a lack of opportunities.

19 April 2013

Indonesian private equity firm Saratoga leads pack for Bank Bukopin deal

Indonesian private equity firm Saratoga Capital is the leading bidder to buy a stake in commercial banking group Bank Bukopin.

19 April 2013

Lunar Capital tucks in to Chinese beef snack maker Guizhou Yonghong

beef snack Chinese consumer-focused private equity firm Lunar Capital has picked up a majority stake in beef snack processing company Guizhou Yonghong.

19 April 2013

Blackstone gets 2.6x return from SeaWorld IPO

SeaWorld killer whale Theme park SeaWorld Entertainment has raised $702m via Thursday’s IPO, which valued the business at $2.5bn and reportedly giving its private equity backed Blackstone a return of 2.6 times.

19 April 2013

DRI Capital exceeds 80% mark for $1bn third fund $

microscope7_sq Toronto-based healthcare investor DRI Capital is more than 80 per cent of the way to hitting its $1bn target for its third fund, AltAssets has learned.

19 April 2013

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert launches early stage venture capital firm

Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is to launch up a new venture capital firm alongside Kazakh businessman Kenges Rakishev and web entrepreneur Moshe Hogeg.


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