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3 July 2012

First State Investments makes responsible investment hires

oulton_170sq First State Investments has hired Will Oulton as global head of responsible investment based in London. It has also appointed Pablo Berrutti to the newly created role of head of responsible investment Asia Pacific based in Sydney.

3 July 2012

Egeli & Co agriculture fund completes $1.7m Turkey dairy farm deal

Turkey’s first closed-ended agriculture fund has bought more than 90 per cent of the shares of dairy farm Doga Tarım for about $1.7m.

3 July 2012

Hi Mart shareholders refuse to extend talks with South Korea’s MBK

korea-10_sq Shareholders in Hi-mart Co have rejected a request by South Korean buyout fund MBK Partners to extend exclusivity talks to buy a controlling stake in the local electronics retailer, leaving the firm open to a rival offer from Lotte Shopping Co.

3 July 2012

One Equity Partners takes M*Modal private for $1.1bn

JP Morgan has sealed a $1.1bn take-private deal for clinical documentation services provider M*Modal through its buyout arm One Equity Partners.

3 July 2012

Germany’s ECM Equity Capital Management closes GEP IV on €230m

frankfurt_170sq German private equity firm ECM Equity Capital Management has held a final closing of its fourth fund on its hard cap of €230m, exceeding the €200m target.

3 July 2012

HgCapital makes 3x return with $660m SHL exit

Private equity group HgCapital has sold psychometric testing company SHL for $660m, earning a multiple in excess of 3.1 times original cost and a gross IRR of 26 per cent.

3 July 2012

August Equity completes MBO of IT company SecureData Europe

UK private equity firm August Equity has completed the buy-out of IT security provider SecureData Europe, supporting the management team to acquire it from its listed South African parent SecureData Holdings.

2 July 2012

Powerleague owner Patron Capital aiming for Goals Soccer Centres purchase

UK private equity firm Patron Capital is considering an offer for Goals Soccer Centres to add to its current pitch operating portfolio company Powerleague.

2 July 2012

Infrastructure fundraising gains momentum in Q2 $

Despite fewer infrastructure funds reaching a final close in the second quarter compared to the previous quarter, the number of funds holding an interim close shows that fund managers are still attracting fresh institutional capital, according to new research.

2 July 2012

The Riverside Company nets 29% IRR, 2.8x multiple from GCS sale

Global buyout firm The Riverside Company has netted a 29 per cent gross IRR and a 2.8 times cash return by selling Global Claims Services to Windjammer Capital.


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