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13 April 2012

Temasek president suspends petition to wind up Primus arm over unpaid rent

law-court5_lrg A petition to wind up the Hong Kong arm of Primus Pacific Partners has been suspended after Temasek president Lee Theng Kiat agreed to settle a lawsuit over unpaid rent.

13 April 2012

Hellman & Friedman mulls sale of turnaround consultancy AlixPartners

lightbulb_lrg US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman is mulling the sale of portfolio company AlixPartners, a consultancy firm focused on corporate restructurings.

13 April 2012

Terra Firma leading chase for care home operator Four Seasons

care-home5_sq Guy Hands’ private equity firm Terra Firma has emerged as a frontrunner to take over embattled British care home operator Four Seasons.

13 April 2012

PE demand, bank lending shutdown means huge opportunity for debt investors $

Private equity funds hoarding $400m in dry powder are expected to push a new demand for debt financing in the near future, according to new research.

13 April 2012

Data and analytics trend attracts private equity to information industry $

A significant proportion of M&A in the information sector was driven by private equity, as investors seek to capitalise on the market need for software solutions to manage increasingly large amounts of web data.

13 April 2012

Emerging markets threaten to lure LP commitments from established regions $

A considerable majority of global LPs have said they expect their private equity commitments to emerging markets to increase over the coming two years, while only 26 per cent of them said they planned to up their allocations to developed markets.

12 April 2012

Natural Gas Partners launches Northstar Offshore to work Gulf of Mexico

Energy investment firm Natural Gas Partners (NGP) has launched a new company to start oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico shelf.

12 April 2012

Bridgepoint eyes sale of Exponent’s thetrainline.com

London-based mid-market major Bridgepoint is one of a handful of potential buyers that are expected to table first round bids this month for thetrainline.com, the online ticketing agency backed by British private equity peer Exponent.

12 April 2012

$1bn loss persuades Mubadala to cut down on investments

loss-graph-negative Abu Dhabi’s state-backed investment vehicle Mubadala is looking to reign in future investments after suffering a $1.14bn loss last year.

12 April 2012

Patriarch’s Ansaldo exit the latest in Japanese M&A spree

Nidec Corp has bought up New York private equity firm Patriarch Partners’ stake in Italian motor maker Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali, one of a number of the Japanese hard-disk-drive motor maker’s European takeovers in recent years.


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