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13 May 2013

Brookfield closes second Brazilian timber fund on $270m $

Brookfield Asset Management’s second Brazilian timber fund has hit its $270m target after raising $150m five months, AltAssets has learned.

13 May 2013

Early stage technology firm Grotech Ventures raises $225m $

US-based early stage technology investor Grotech Ventures has raised $225m for its latest fund after 20 months on the road.

13 May 2013

Armstrong Asset Management seals Thailand solar plant deal

Renewable energy investment firm Armstrong Asset Management has signed its first solar deal from its $150m South East Asia Clean Energy Fund, agreeing to a strategic cooperation with Thai energy developer Symbior Solar Siam.

13 May 2013

Opengate Capital sues Thermo Fisher over Mexican plant sale

mexico_flag_170sq Opengate Capital Group has sued laboratory equipment maker Thermo Fisher for failing to inform it that a drug cartel was operating at a Mexican plant it sold to the private equity firm last year.

13 May 2013

CITIC-led consortium acquires AsiaInfo-Linkage in $890m take-private

beijing wall china_sq Private equity firm CITIC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Beijing-headquartered telecommunications major AsiaInfo-Linkage in a take-private deal.

13 May 2013

Carlyle makes first deal in Jordan by backing food group Nabil

jordan_lrg Buyout major Carlyle has acquired a significant minority stake in Al-Nabil Food Industries in the first deal in Jordan from its $500m growth capital and buyout fund MENA Partners.

13 May 2013

Riverside Company raises more than $1bn for sixth buyout fund $

Global lower mid-market private equity firm The Riverside Company has collected more than $1bn for its sixth buyout fund, AltAssets has learned.

13 May 2013

Buy and build activity plunges in Europe $

Buy and build acquisitions by European private equity backed businesses fell sharply in the first quarter of the year despite showing signs of a pickup late in 2012.

13 May 2013

Swiss asset management firm Adveq hires Ron Li as head of China

Swiss asset management firm Adveq has hired Ron Li to lead its growth in China.

13 May 2013

UK mid-market firm Key Capital names Richard Thomas investment director

UK private equity firm Key Capital Partners has named Richard Thomas as investment director in its Birmingham office.

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