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21 January 2013

EQT shelves plans to sell Springer Science and Business Media

science-20_sq EQT has reportedly shelved plans to sell Springer Science and Business Media, the world’s second-largest publisher of scientific research journals.

21 January 2013

Ontario Teachers’ agrees $467m take-private for SeaCube

SeaCube containers Canadian retirement system Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has agreed to buy all of the shares of container leasing company SeaCube for about $467m.

21 January 2013

J-Star exits Japanese retail chain Olive des Olive

Japanese private equity firm J-Star has sold women’s clothing chain Olive des Olive to textile trading company Takisada-Osaka, for an undisclosed amount.

21 January 2013

Court Square Capital passes $2.5bn mark for third buyout fundraise $

dollars10_sq New York-based private equity firm Court Square Capital Partners has gathered more than $2.5bn towards its third buyout vehicle, putting it close to its $3bn target.

21 January 2013

Barclays spin-out Equistone closes first independent fund on €1.5bn $

Equistone partners Europe has closed its latest fund with commitments of €1.5bn, marking the mid-market firm’s first vehicle since spinning out of British banking giant Barclays just over a year ago.

21 January 2013

BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners spins out to form Glennmont Partners $

The management team of green infrastructure investment firm BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners has spun out to create Glennmont Partners.

21 January 2013

Pantheon hires Andrea Echberg to head European infrastructure investments

Private equity and infrastructure fund investor Pantheon has appointed Andrea Echberg as partner and head of European infrastructure investments.

18 January 2013

Iris Capital backs $13.5m AppGratis financing round

mobile-touch Iris Capital has led a $13.5m financing round for app deals service AppGratis after the company topped $1m in monthly revenue.

18 January 2013

Siparex backs buyout of French livestock water trough business Sofilab

French private equity firm Siparex has teamed up with Somfy Participations to buy a majority stake in livestock water trough company Sofilab.

18 January 2013

Former Actis dealmaker’s Catalyst fund seals second investment

chai bora_sq Catalyst Principal Partners, the East African private equity firm set up by former Actis dealmaker Paul Kavuma, has sealed its second investment by buying a controlling stake in Tanzanian packaged tea company Chai Bora.

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