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26 November 2012

CVC Capital nears launch of €11bn buyout fund

Global buyout group CVC Capital Partners is reportedly in talks with investors about its next buyout fund, which could target as much as €11bn.

26 November 2012

Greenbriar targeting biggest-ever fundraise for third transport vehicle $

Greenbriar Equity Group is believed to be eyeing its biggest-ever fundraise after it launched its latest transportation-focused private equity fund.

26 November 2012

Credit Suisse sounds out buyers for secondaries arm $

zurich_lrg Credit Suisse has begun the hunt for buyers for its private equity secondaries unit, a sale that is expected to attract the attention of some of the world’s largest asset managers, two people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

26 November 2012

Innova Capital invests in Romanian electrical engineer EnergoBit

Central European private equity firm Innova Capital has invested in Romanian electrical engineering company EnergoBit Group, alongside the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

26 November 2012

Mandarin Capital to open two new offices amid fundraising $

Gao Zhen Mandarin Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News Mandarin Capital Partners is planning to open two new offices, managing partner Gao Zhen told AltAssets, which comes as the Sino European private equity firm gears up for a spree of dealmaking following the imminent first close of its second fund.

26 November 2012

Castanea Partners exits cosmetics brand Urban Decay to L’Oréal

lipstick5_sq US private equity firm Castanea Partners has agreed to sell colour cosmetics brand Urban Decay to beauty company L'Oréal.

26 November 2012

Platte River Equity acquires flow control manufacturer WellMark

Denver-based private equity Platte River Equity has acquired The WellMark Company, manufacturer of flow control products for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.

24 November 2012

New Venture Partners leads $10m Series A for ICR Turbine Engine

engineer_lrg Advanced materials developer ICR Turbine Engine has closed $10m in Series A financing led by US-based New Venture Partners.

23 November 2012

Pamplona Capital portfolio company pays out £5.6m over bribery payments

Pamplona Capital-backed Scottish oil drilling company Abbot Group has been ordered to pay £5.6m after admitting it benefited from corrupt payments.

23 November 2012

CDC earmarks $500m for direct investments in India

UK development finance institution CDC is reportedly looking to invest $500m directly into Indian businesses over the next four to five years, as part of recently announced plans to focus 20 per cent of its business on direct investments within that time.

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