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21 November 2012

Investindustrial, Clessidra confirm Pirelli talks

Italian private equity firms Investindustrial and Clessidra have confirmed they are in exclusive talks over a possible financial and business partnership with the holding company that owns Pirelli, the world’s fifth-largest tyremaker.

21 November 2012

Providence, Goldman part-exit Yankees sports network to News Corp

New York Yankees - AltAssets Private Equity News Providence Equity Partners and Goldman Sachs could make a five times cash multiple through a part-exit of the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network after News Corp agreed to buy a 49 per cent stake in the company.

21 November 2012

Ex-Ripplewood execs gather $147m for debut One Rock Capital fund $

One Rock Capital Partners, the private equity firm started by a pair of former Ripplewood Holdings executives, has gathered $147m for its debut buyout fund.

21 November 2012

Cogent bolsters New York placement team with former Pinnacle hire

johnathan-jameson_sq Cogent Partners, the private equity-focused investment bank, has bolstered its New York team with the addition of former Pinnacle Trust executive and seasoned placement agent Jonathan Jameson.

21 November 2012

Mill Road Capital raises third of target for second fund $

mill-road_sq.jpg Mill Road Capital, the Greenwich, Connecticut-based firm founded by a team of former dealmakers from global buyout giant Blackstone, has raised a third of its target for its second fund focusing on publicly traded micro-cap companies.

21 November 2012

Sigma Prime Ventures hires General Catalyst co-founder John Simon

simon_sigmaprime_170sq Early stage technology venture capital firm Sigma Prime Ventures has added General Catalyst Partners co-founder John Simon to the firm as managing director.

21 November 2012

Strategic Value Partners, Angelo, Gordon & Co sell NextMedia Outdoor

Alternative investment firms Strategic Value Partners and Angelo, Gordon & Co have sold NextMedia Outdoor, the outdoor advertising subsidiary of NextMedia Group, for $145m.

20 November 2012

Africa-focused newcomer Sango makes headway with maiden fund $

Sango Capital Management, a new Johannesburg-based firm set up by a trio of former executives from Clearwater, Makena Capital and Destiny Corp, is making headway with its maiden fund of funds focused exclusively on private equity in Africa.

20 November 2012

Future rosy for UK private equity, real estate as AUM set to grow $

Riskier asset classes such as equities and property should experience decent medium term growth following a turgid 2012 according to research by professional services firm Ernst & Young.

20 November 2012

Parthenon Capital’s White River deal under investigation by law firm

parthenon_170sq Parthenon Capital Partners’ acquisition of automotive finance business Coastal Credit’s parent White River Capital is being investigated by a law firm over claims it short-changed investors in the company.

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