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8 August 2012

GTCR, Platform eye $700m Landmark Aviation sale

plane-airport Private equity firms GTCR Golder Rauner and Platform Partners are looking to make up to $700m by selling aircraft maintenance services company Landmark Aviation, it is understood.

8 August 2012

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Energy Capital partner for oil & gas investment

Corporate investment group Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) has partnered with sector-focused venture capital firm Energy Capital Management to invest in the European upstream oil and gas sector.

8 August 2012

BRZTech to bring web developer Realtime to US with $100m investment

spider-web Fledgling São Paulo tech investor BRZTech Holding has launched web developer Realtime into the US through a $100m investment.

8 August 2012

HIG Capital buys dental practice support company Interdent

dentist_lrg US mid-market private equity firm HIG Capital has bought InterDent, a dental practice support business based in California.

8 August 2012

Platinum Equity seals deal for Clipper Windpower

US private equity firm Platinum Equity has acquired turbine manufacturer Clipper Windpower from NYSE-listed United Technologies Corp (UTC).

8 August 2012

LDC bolsters Yorkshire team with former Deloitte corporate finance exec

L-R-Tony-Norwood-Dale-Alderson-John-Swarbrick-ldc_sq LDC, the private equity arm of state-backed Lloyds Banking Group, has bolstered its Yorkshire team with the addition of former Deloitte corporate financier Dale Alderson.

8 August 2012

The Riverside Company sells Health & Safety Institute

news_redcross_lrg Prolific US mid-market buyout house The Riverside Company has sold Health & Safety Institute, a company that provides CPR, EMT and healthcare training materials and services to help businesses meet workplace safety and health requirements.

8 August 2012

Oaktree fund collects $3.4bn in second quarter $

Oaktree Capital collected $3.4bn for its latest fund in the second quarter alone, highlighting the increasing appetite for distressed debt as corporates and financial institutions around the world are forced to deleverage their balance sheets under imminent regulatory reform.

8 August 2012

Kauffman CIO makes surprise retirement to “have some fun” $

Harold Bradley Kauffman Foundation - AltAssets Private Equity News The high-profile US endowment CIO who labelled the US venture industry ‘broken’ in an incendiary report in May has called it a day after a 32-year career.

8 August 2012

Attractive valuations see US VCs head South $

While Silicon Valley and New York have long been the strongholds of North America’s venture capital industry, eye-catching valuations in Atlanta’s burgeoning technology sector are the drawing attention of US venture capitalists.

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