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11 March 2013

CVC attracts 15 cornerstone investors for $1.36bn Matahari stake sale

anya-handbag_sq CVC Capital’s high-profile sale of a stake in Indonesia’s Matahari Department Store has reportedly attracted BlackRock and Goldman Sachs’ GS Investment Strategies as new cornerstone investors.

11 March 2013

PAI Partners’ Swissport acquires SAS’ handling operations in Scandinavia

Swissport International, a portfolio company of French private equity firm PAI Partners, has agreed to acquire Scandinavian Airline Systems’s (SAS) handling operations in Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

11 March 2013

Mid-market valuations remain stable despite European M&A decline $

Mid-market valuations in the eurozone remain stable at 6.3 times EBITDA, despite M&A activity being at an historically low level for 2012.

11 March 2013

Ingenious agrees investment partnership with corporate venture firm Zag

Ingenious Ventures, the private equity division of investment and advisory group Ingenious, has agreed a strategic investment partnership with Zag, the corporate venturing arm of global advertising agency BBH.

11 March 2013

Abraaj, PIF co-invest in Palestinian toy and game maker Anoud

Anoud Alphabet Safari Middle East private equity giant The Abraaj Group has used its Palestine Growth Capital Fund to back Arabic educational games and toy company Anoud Games.

11 March 2013

Corporate VC BMW i Ventures inks fifth strategic investment

The venture capital arm of car giant BMW has made a strategic investment in mobile app company Life360.

11 March 2013

Hostess cake arm draws interest from Silver Point, Hurst Capital

Twinkies Hostess Hostess Brands’ creditor Silver Point Capital and hedge fund Hurst Capital are reportedly interested in acquiring its cake brands including Twinkies.

8 March 2013

Content Partners buys 50% stake in CSI from Goldman Sachs

csi Goldman Sachs has sold its 50 per cent stake in the television franchise CSI for what was reported to be $400m to Content Partners.

8 March 2013

Advent International principal Gomez quits to join US Senate race

gomez Boston-headquartered buyout house Advent International has confirmed that principal Gabriel Gomez has resigned to run for the US Senate.

8 March 2013

German tech investment from venture firms fell 5.8% in 2012 $

german flag 2_sq Venture Capital investment in German tech companies fell by almost six per cent last year according to a joint study by the country’s private equity association and BITKOM.

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