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30 May 2012

CVC, Standard Chartered eyeing iPhone, Blackberry screw-maker sale

screws_lrg CVC Capital Partners and Standard Chartered’s private equity arm are gearing up plans to sell iPhone and Blackberry screw manufacturer Infastech, it is understood.

30 May 2012

Apollo, ICICI near $350m for India special situations fund

india-sunset-5_sq Apollo Global Management and ICICI Venture, the private equity arm of India’s second biggest lender, are understood to nearing a $350m interim close on a fund that will invest in distressed assets in the country.

30 May 2012

Credit alert on unrated European LBO-backed businesses $

The refinancing burden of unrated European leveraged buyouts remains challenging, with at least a quarter of LBO-backed companies facing default – a figure that could double if external factors close the high-yield market for extended periods, according to new research.

30 May 2012

Rothschild, Rockefeller team up as RIT Capital picks up SocGen stake

LSE-listed investment trust RIT Capital Partners, chaired by Lord Jacob Rothschild, has formed a strategic partnership with Rockefeller Financial Services, the parent company of Rockefeller & Co.

30 May 2012

Riverwood completes $140m financing for Lighting Science Group

Riverwood Capital has led the final round in a series of private placements totalling $140m for LED manufacturer Lighting Science Group.

30 May 2012

Institutional Venture Partners the latest to back MobileIron in $40m round

Mobile IT security and management company MobileIron, has secured $40m in a Series E mezzanine financing round.

29 May 2012

Lone Star threatens to sue South Korean government over KEB sale block $

Lone Star Funds has announced it could sue the South Korean government for damages after it repeatedly blocked the firm's sale of portfolio company Korea Exchange Bank.

29 May 2012

Bridges nets stellar return from Hoxton Hotel check-out

HOX_EXTERIOR_3_sq Regional venture capital firm Bridges Ventures has sold its stake in The Hoxton Hotel to Ennismore Capital for around £70m.

29 May 2012

Huge growth inspires NEA investment in database company 10gen

New Enterprise Associates has joined a string of venture firms in a $42m financing deal for database provider 10gen.

29 May 2012

Goldman, P2 pick up Interline Brands in $1.1bn deal

plumbing_sq Goldman Sachs Capital Partners is leading a consortium in a $1.1bn deal for plumbing, cleaning and lighting product provider Interline Brands.


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