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21 January 2013

Advent ups Mediq bid to €819m to draw in final shareholders

Private equity firm Advent International has upped its offer for Dutch medical supplier and pharmacy company Mediq to €819m in a final attempt to bridge a valuation gap with shareholders.

21 January 2013

Anacacia Capital to buy Hills Healthcare Equipment business

Anacacia Capital, the Sydney-based buyout firm that was recently recognised as the manager of the world’s top performing private equity fund, has agreed to buy the Hills Healthcare Equipment business from investment holding company Hills Holdings.

21 January 2013

China Broadband Capital backs $20m iPinYou financing

iPinYou Venture capital investor China Broadband Capital has led a $20m financing round for digital advertising exchange platform iPinYou.

21 January 2013

PineBridge to invest €26m in Poland’s Work Service

Global asset manager PineBridge Investments has agreed to invest €26m in Polish staffing and outsourcing company Work Service.

21 January 2013

Indonesia’s Saratoga Capital eyes mid-2013 for private equity IPO

Indonesian investment firm Saratoga Capital is eyeing the middle of 2013 to list its private equity unit, according to local news sources.

21 January 2013

EQT shelves plans to sell Springer Science and Business Media

science-20_sq EQT has reportedly shelved plans to sell Springer Science and Business Media, the world’s second-largest publisher of scientific research journals.

21 January 2013

Ontario Teachers’ agrees $467m take-private for SeaCube

SeaCube containers Canadian retirement system Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has agreed to buy all of the shares of container leasing company SeaCube for about $467m.

21 January 2013

J-Star exits Japanese retail chain Olive des Olive

Japanese private equity firm J-Star has sold women’s clothing chain Olive des Olive to textile trading company Takisada-Osaka, for an undisclosed amount.

21 January 2013

Court Square Capital passes $2.5bn mark for third buyout fundraise $

dollars10_sq New York-based private equity firm Court Square Capital Partners has gathered more than $2.5bn towards its third buyout vehicle, putting it close to its $3bn target.

21 January 2013

Barclays spin-out Equistone closes first independent fund on €1.5bn $

Equistone partners Europe has closed its latest fund with commitments of €1.5bn, marking the mid-market firm’s first vehicle since spinning out of British banking giant Barclays just over a year ago.

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