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28 May 2012

KKR walks away from BHP Billiton diamond deal

KKR has walked away from a potential acquisition of resources and mining company BHP Billiton's Canada-based Ekati diamond mine.

28 May 2012

Rabobank could sell Robeco fund management arm ahead of Basel III

news_sale3_lrg Dutch financial services group Rabobank is looking to sell its fund management arm Robeco for up to €2bn, it is understood.

28 May 2012

Lazard facing Hastie losses after portfolio company submits falsified accounts

Australian private equity firm Lazard is facing losses on its investment in engineering company Hastie as the company risks being wound up after submitting falsified accounts to meet its profit forecasts.

28 May 2012

Emerging Capital Partners backs Kenyan café Nairobi Java House

coffee-beans_­sq Pan-African private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners has invested in Kenyan café and restaurant operator Nairobi Java House.

28 May 2012

Baring Vostok nears $1.45bn target for fifth fund $

Russia and CIS-focused private equity major Baring Vostok Capital Partners is approaching the first close for its fifth fund, a move that is expected to take the Moscow-based firm close to its $1.45bn target.

28 May 2012

National Australia Bank winds down private equity division ICS

National Australia Bank’s private equity division is to close down, following a A$20m writedown on its investment in retail chain WOW Sight and Sound earlier in 2012.

28 May 2012

Advent Asian affiliate SEAVI sells Sin Heng stake for $26m

Boston private equity firm Advent International has divested its 27 per cent controlling stake in Singapore’s Sin Heng Heavy Machinery in a $26m deal.

28 May 2012

TFI-Hines holds first close for Shari’ah compliant Brazil real estate fund

The TFI-Hines Brazil Income Real Estate Fund has made its first seed acquisition by investing in World Trade Centre complex in Sao Paulo, Brazil, representing the first closing of the fund.

28 May 2012

Vector Capital proposes €186m capital increase for Paris-based Technicolor

Technology-focused private equity firm Vector Capital has requested that shareholders of Paris-based media and entertainment company Technicolor approve a share capital increase of up to €186.4m.

28 May 2012

Thomas H Lee rainmaker steps down after 26 years

news_metal_steps_lrg Veteran private equity investor Scott Schoen has stepped down as vice chairman of Thomas H Lee Partners (THL) after 26 years at the firm.


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