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20 November 2012

TPG-backed Northstar tables take-private offer for Singapore-listed Nera

nera_sq Northstar, the Indonesian private equity firm part-owned by TPG Capital, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Singapore-listed Nera Telecommunications and has offered to buy the entire telecoms group for about $146m.

20 November 2012

Former Bain & Co principal Russell Kellner joins Alvarez & Marsal

Russell Kellner Alvarez & Marsal - AltAssets Private Equity News Global turnaround specialist Alvarez & Marsal has hired former Bain & Co principal Russell Kellner to expand its private equity services group.

20 November 2012

Mumbai’s Samara Capital sets $300m hard cap for second fund

samara-capital_sq Mumbia-based private equity firm Samara Capital is reported to have set a $300m hard cap for its second fund - $50m larger than the vehicle’s 2008-vintage predecessor.

20 November 2012

Sequoia, DAG, Google secure $1.2bn Meraki exit to Cisco

Venture capital-backed cloud networking company Meraki has been snapped up by Cisco Systems in a $1.2bn deal.

20 November 2012

Anacacia raises $130m for successor to ‘world’s top performing PE fund’

Anacacia Capital, the Sydney-based buyout firm that was recently recognised as the manager of the world’s top performing private equity fund, is understood to have raised A$125m ($130m) towards its second investment vehicle.

20 November 2012

KKR commits $250m to Westbrick Energy oil, gas growth

Global buyout house KKR has closed an investment in oil and gas company Westbrick Energy, in a deal that could reach $250m.

20 November 2012

Australia’s PageUp People raises $10m from Accel-KKR

Silicon Valley venture heavyweight Accel-KKR has taken an equity stake in Australian human resources service PageUp People.

20 November 2012

ECI Partners puts KH Charts up for sale

kh-charts_sq UK mid-market private equity firm ECI Partners is reported to have put its stake in KH Charts, one of the world's oldest and largest makers of shipping charts, up for sale.

20 November 2012

Indian agri-logistics company Sohan Lal seals $24m Series C

Delhi-based agricultural logistics company Sohan Lal Commodity Management has closed a $23.5m Series C round from investors including Everstone Capital, ICICI, Mayfield Fund and Nexus India Direct Investments.

20 November 2012

Warburg’s Premier Foods to axe 900 jobs from bread division

Premier Foods Hovis - AltAssets Private Equity News Warburg Pincus-backed Premier Foods plans to slash 900 jobs at its bread division as it looks to boost its ailing Hovis brand.


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