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9 May 2013

Oaktree-backed Acorn in merger talks with Prime Office

Real estate company Prime Office has opened merger talks with private equity firm Oaktree-backed rival German Acorn with a virew to complete a deal before the end of the year.

9 May 2013

Blackstone hires former Boeing Defense CEO as senior advisor

Jim Albaugh - BCA President & CEOK64770 Buyout major Blackstone has strengthened its team by appointing former Boeing Defense CEO Jim Albaugh as senior advisor to focus on investments in the defence and aerospace sector.

9 May 2013

VC-backed Israeli GPS developer Waze in $1bn Facebook talks

Venture-backed Israeli GPS navigation company Waze could be acquired for up to $1bn by Facebook, according to reports.

9 May 2013

Key Capital supports bolt-on for logistics recruiter Templine Employment Agency

UK private equity firm Key Capital Partners has backed logistics recruitment company Templine Employment Agency’s acquisition of A&A Recruitment.

9 May 2013

F&C targets over €200m after first close of European mid-market fund of funds $

UK asset manager F&C has revealed it was looking to exceed its previous mid-market fund of funds with at least €200m, broadening its investor base to North America

9 May 2013

Carlyle sees PE fund management, performance fees drop in first quarter $

dc Listed buyout major Carlyle reported a sharp decline in private equity fund management and performance fees in the first quarter and updated investors on its new flagship $10bn fund.

9 May 2013

Darby Private Equity invests in Brazil’s Alta Rail Technology

Emerging markets investor Darby Private Equity has invested $15m in Alta Rail Technology, a Brazilian supplier of railroad technology products and services.

9 May 2013

IFC agrees $25m investment in PE-backed Global Hospitals owner

World Bank investment arm IFC has announced a $25m investment into private equity-backed hospital chain Ravindranath GE Medical Associates as it looks to almost double the number of beds at its facilities.

9 May 2013

CapitalSpring hits $80m mark for direct lending fund $

new york 5_sq Franchise-focused private equity firm CapitalSpring has launched a new fund targeting $250m, AltAssets has learned.

9 May 2013

Calculus Capital backs restaurant chain Benito’s Hat

restaurant_lrg Private equity firm Calculus Capital has invested £1.4m in London-based Mexican restaurant chain Benito’s Hat.

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