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11 April 2012

BaltCap invests in Latvian garden furniture company EKJU

bench_170sq Baltic-focused investment firm BaltCap has agreed to invest €1.5m in Latvian garden furniture manufacturer EKJU.

11 April 2012

Private equity investors target stakes in illiquid hedge funds $

hedge_170sq Having found themselves in ownership of real assets through asset-based lending and other related schemes, hedge funds are now looking to offload stakes to private equity investors.

11 April 2012

Cognetas rebrands as Motion Equity Partners

European mid-market buyout firm Cognetas has rebranded as Motion Equity Partners in an effort to distance itself from the negative publicity it received leading up to the wind down of its UK and German operations.

11 April 2012

Venture capital industry gravitating towards China, India $

chinalights_lrg The global venture capital investment landscape is evolving towards China and India as both LPs and GPs gravitate to their exceptional growth opportunities.

11 April 2012

Rebel Castle shareholders placated through board shake-up deal $

news_boardroom_lrg Rebel shareholders in a fund of funds managed by LGT Partners have forced a board shake-up which sees three of their own representatives join the team.

11 April 2012

Bain could rip up classic private equity payment structure for new $6bn fund

Bain Capital is planning to rip up the historic private equity payment structure as it looks to raise a monster new fund of up to $6bn.

11 April 2012

Carlyle seeks up to $8bn valuation from imminent IPO

US buyout giant Carlyle plans to raise up to $800m from its long-awaited IPO which will see it part with about 10 per cent of the business.

11 April 2012

Australia’s CHAMP sells logistics business IES to McAleese

news_container_lrg Sydney-based buyout firm CHAMP Private Equity has sold transport logistics group International Energy Services (IES) to McAleese, the Aussie transport giant, in a deal believed to be worth up to A$300m ($309m).

11 April 2012

LED lighting company Illumitex secures $9.3m in venture funding

LED lighting company Illumitex has secured an additional $9.3m of funding. Existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Morgan Creek Capital, Mousse Partners, Apex Venture Partners, DFJ Mercury and Syngenta Ventures participated in the round.

11 April 2012

Thoma Bravo grabs control of IT monitoring provider Network Instruments

US private equity firm Thoma Bravo has bought a controlling interest in network management solutions provider Network Instruments (NI) as it looks to expand the business.

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