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8 August 2012

Carlyle slumps to Q2 loss, gathers most new commitments since 2008 $

Private equity giant Carlyle Group slumped to a second quarter loss as the value of its buyout and energy investments dragged its performance down.

8 August 2012

“Hangover” endures for UK mid-market $

westbridge_davies_170sq Despite financing continuing to be in short supply for private equity deal-making, and an ongoing “hangover” across the UK mid market, at the smaller end there is still a good pipeline of deals to be had.

8 August 2012

Biffa receives £520m offer from JP Morgan, Clearbrook Capital

bins2_lrg Biffa, the ailing waste services business backed by Montagu Private Equity and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), is reported to have received a £520m cash offer from a consortium of investors comprising Clearbrook Capital, JP Morgan recycling specialist Chinook Urban Mining.

8 August 2012

Daewoo Securities to team with US private equity firm for $1bn fund

Daewoo Securities is believed to be creating the first large-scale private equity vehicle established by the overseas arm of a Korean financial institution.

8 August 2012

Mercatus Capital invests in India’s PurpleStream Convergence

purple-flower_sq Singapore-based seed stage investor Mercatus Capital and content producer and distributor Hub Media Group have invested an undisclosed amount in PurpleStream Convergence, a video streaming services provider based in Chennai, India.

8 August 2012

Bain, Rhone last firms standing in Schenck Process bidding

meter Bain Capital and Rhone Capital will duke it out for industrial measuring equipment manufacturer Schenck Process after two other bidders dropped out.

8 August 2012

Fashion Fund I sells boxer short inventor Vilebrequin for €85.5m

vilebrequin Netherlands-based Fashion Fund I has sold luxury swimwear retailer and inventor of the boxer short, Vilebrequin, for €85.5m.

8 August 2012

TPG Capital, Avantha Group in talks to raise $227m

TPG Capital is reported to be in talks with Avantha Group to raise about INR12.5bn ($227m) through a structured deal linked to the equity shares the Indian business conglomerate owns in Crompton Greaves, a power equipment company.

8 August 2012

Russia’s Prostor, Runa invest $3m in cloud telephony company Infratel

telephone-cable_sq Seattle, US-based cloud telephony company Infratel has secured $3m in Series A funding from Russian venture capital firms Prostor Capital and Runa Capital.

8 August 2012

Arle refinances Fokker, Stork Technical Services

Dutch manufacturing company Stork BV, backed by industrial-focused private equity firm Arle Capital Partners, has completed the refinancing of its two businesses, Fokker Technologies and Stork Technical Services.


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