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10 August 2012

Shuaa revenues slump as investors flee Middle East market $

Sheikh Maktoum Shuaa Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News Saudi Arabian investment firm Shuaa Capital saw asset management revenues slump 44 per cent year on year following the full exit of its inaugural $200m fund.

10 August 2012

Apax, TPG eye Nike high-end shoe maker Cole Haan

Apax Partners and TPG Capital are reported to be among a list of potential buyers that are lining up to buy Cole Haan, the leather handbag and shoe maker owned by global sporting goods giant Nike.

10 August 2012

Blackstone, Cinven, Providence table offers for KPN

Blackstone, Cinven and Providence are reported to have tabled bids for the Belgian mobile unit of KPN, the ailing Dutch telecom operator currently being eyed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

10 August 2012

CalPERS to slash exposure to venture capital

CalPERS, California’s $237bn public employees' pension fund, is reported to be cutting its exposure to venture capital as the poor performance of the asset class weighs on its portfolio.

10 August 2012

Apollo-backed restaurant operator CKE postpones IPO

CKE, the restaurant operator backed by private equity giant Apollo Global Management, has postponed its initial public offering citing market conditions, the company said in a statement.

10 August 2012

IFCI sells Welspun India Limited stake to Krishiraj Trading

towel_sq Industrial Finance Corporation of India has sold its entire stake in Mumbai-based Welspun India Limited, the world’s second-largest producer of Terry Towels, through a bulk deal on the National Stock Exchange that raised INR325.8m ($6m).

9 August 2012

Carlyle to buy asset manager TCW from Société Générale

tcw_sq Global buyout firm Carlyle has agreed to buy TCW Group, a Los Angeles-based asset manager with $130bn under management, from French banking giant Société Générale.

9 August 2012

GS Group could pay $1bn for AEA portfolio company Houghton

welding-industrial_sq Buyout house AEA Investors is considering selling metalworking fluids and chemical management company Houghton to GS Group, it is understood.

9 August 2012

Aurora nets 50% IRR, 2.5x return on New Star Metals exit

exit-sign_sq Aurora Capital is believed to have made more than 2.5 times its investment and a 50 per cent IRR through a part exit of steel product maker New Star Metals.

9 August 2012

Kelso nets 4x return on Anya Hindmarch sale to mystery Qatari buyer

anya-handbag_sq London-based special situations investor Kelso Place has made over four-times its money from the sale of Anya Hindmarch to an unnamed Qatari investment group, in a deal that values the luxury handbag and accessories brand at £70m.


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