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26 November 2012

Venture-backed SolarCity could list in 2012

Venture-backed residential photovoltaic installer SolarCity is now believed to be lining up its $200m initial public offering to take place before the end of the year.

26 November 2012

Singapore’s AmWater Investments on track for water infrastructure fund $

Singapore private equity firm AmWater Investments Management has confirmed a target size for its inaugural water infrastructure fund and may also launch a second vehicle in the near future.

26 November 2012

European mid-market valuations fall as M&A slides $

In a difficult economic climate, unlisted mid-market valuations in Europe have once again fallen to 6.3 times EBITDA and M&A activity is at a new low.

26 November 2012

CDC goes direct with Africa agribusiness deal

Emerging markets investor CDC has made its first direct investment, providing $32.5m of financing as part of a $65m finance facility for African agribusiness company Export Trading Group.

26 November 2012

Downward trend for European buy & build activity $

Add-on activity in Europe has been even weaker than the subdued levels seen in H1 2012, and well below the same quarter in 2011, according to new research from Silverfleet Capital.

26 November 2012

CVC considers splashing out on Sutton and East Surrey Water

Private equity giant CVC is eyeing a bid to bring water infrastructure company Sutton and East Surrey Water back into buyout hands, it is understood.

26 November 2012

Australia’s PE, VC industries weather global market challenges $

In spite of the difficult macroeconomic climate – hampered by the European and American debt crises – private equity transaction value and volume remained consistent in Australia.

26 November 2012

Investindustrial facing Indian competition for Aston Martin deal

Aston Martin - AltAssets Private Equity News Italian private equity firm Investindustrial has seen its offer for British luxury car maker Aston Martin trumped by Indian vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra, it is understood.

26 November 2012

UK’s MMC Ventures re-ups in Love Home Swap

UK technology investor MMC Ventures has led a £800,000 round of investment into holiday home exchange website Love Home Swap.

26 November 2012

Blackstone-backed hedge fund loses partner Kevin Kwong

Hong Kong hedge fund Senrigan Capital has lost one of its partners, Kevin Kwong, who has left to establish new investment firm The Aria Group.


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