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30 August 2012

LDC in pole position to buy Manchester’s K3 Business Technology $

k3_sq The private equity arm of state-backed lender Lloyds is understood to be in pole position to clinch the hotly anticipated buyout of Manchester-based enterprise software group K3, two people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

30 August 2012

London-listed Candover sees net assets, debt fall in 2012

London- listed private equity trust Candover Investments has seen a ten per cent drop in its net assets per share, although its debt was also reduced during the first half of the year.

30 August 2012

Russia’s VTB Capital hires Roger Suyama as head of Indonesia

Russian financial group VTB Capital has appointed Roger Suyama as head of Indonesia corporate and investment coverage, based in the firm’s Singapore office.

30 August 2012

Nigeria launches $15m state-backed venture fund for ICT sector

Nigeria’s Information Technology Development Agency is to cornerstone a new venture capital fund focusing on the country’s information, communications and technology sector.

30 August 2012

Germany’s Pinova invests in asbestos removal company deconta

Munich-based private equity firm Pinova Capital has bought shares in asbestos removal company deconta as part of a succession plan.

30 August 2012

Medical device company OmniGuide nets $25m financing from OrbiMed

Massachusetts medical device company OmniGuide has secured $35m in non-dilutive financing from healthcare-focused investment firm OrbiMed Advisors.

29 August 2012

Capital Trust targeting $300m for fourth Middle East buyout fund $

Middle East private equity firm Capital Trust Group is looking to raise up to $300m for its fourth buyout fund targeting the region.

29 August 2012

Shareholder revolt could scupper First Reserve, SK Capital’s TPC deal

Buyout houses First Reserve and SK Capital could face a battle to buy chemical-maker TPC Group after its third largest shareholder vowed to vote against the deal.

29 August 2012

SenseLogix secures £1m investment through UK’s North West Fund

senselogix_sq The North West Fund for Energy and Environment, a state-backed investment vehicle managed by CT Investment Partners, has led a £1m financing round for UK-based energy management company SenseLogix.

29 August 2012

Industrial Opportunity Partners inks first investment from second fund

news_iron_ore_lrg Illiunoiois, US-based private equity firm Industrial Opportunity Partners (IOP) has acquired iron foundry Aarrowcast, its first from Industrial Opportunity Partners II, its recently raised $275m fund.

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