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2 April 2013

CapMan inks first closing for Russia SME fund

Nordic private equity firm CapMan has held a €97m ($124m) first close for its CapMan Russia II fund targeting Russian SMEs.

2 April 2013

Lakeshore picks up IFC commitment for Thai buyout fund

Thailand flag Thai private equity fund Lakeshore Capital is set to receive backing from global developing markets investor IFC towards its $100m-targeting fund.

2 April 2013

Cerberus Capital Management to invest in foreclosed homes

Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is reportedly looking to capitalise on an expected rebound in the US housing market by backing small investment firms focused on buying foreclosed homes.

2 April 2013

AEA Investors fifth buyout fund hits $2bn hard cap

Private equity firm AEA Investors has reportedly hit a $2bn hard cap on its fifth buyout fund.

2 April 2013

Gulf Capital seals $20m IFC commitment for MENA credit fund

Middle East alternative investment firm Gulf Capital has received an anchor investment of $20m into its credit and mezzanine fund from the IFC, hitting $215m.

2 April 2013

Billabong continues buyout talks with suitors, requests trading halt

surfing2_sq Embattled surfwear group Billabong again said that it is still in talks with its suitors and requested a trading halt on the Australian Securities Exchange until Thursday.

2 April 2013

KKR eyes up L Capital’s Groupe SMCP

Private equity firm KKR is reportedly in exclusive talks to invest in French fashion group SMCP.

2 April 2013

Blackstone-backed mortgage business Ellington files for $100m IPO

mortgage_lrg Blackstone-backed Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT has filed to raise up to $100m by listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

2 April 2013

eBay leads $50m round for India’s Snapdeal

E-commerce group eBay has reportedly led a $50m Series C round for Indian online marketplace Snapdeal after beating out rival Amazon.

2 April 2013

Japan’s Phoenix Capital exits audiovisual developer TEAC to Gibson Guitars

Japanese investment group Phoenix Capital has agreed to sell its stake in audiovisual company TEAC to Gibson Guitar for $52m.

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