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4 June 2013

Clessidra in investment talks with Pirelli owner

Pirelli CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera is in talks with private equity firm Clessidra and banks UniCredit and Intesa about a potential investment in Camfin, which controls the world’s fifth largest tyre maker.

4 June 2013

Gores buys Etrali from France Telecom Orange

Global private equity buyout firm The Gores Group has acquired Etrali, Orange Business Services – Trading Solutions, a subsidiary of France Telecom Orange.

4 June 2013

TA Associates backs another bolt-on for Hong Kong satellite company SpeedCast

Growth-focused private equity firm TA Associates has backed its portfolio company SpeedCast to acquire satellite communications company Pactel International.

4 June 2013

Private equity takes note as investor confidence improves in Europe $

While private equity continues to endure an uncertain time in Europe, listed equities have seen something of a boost, according to new research.

4 June 2013

HIG Capital backs logistics group Raymond Express International

Global private equity investment firm HIG Capital has made a strategic investment in logistics company Raymond Express International.

4 June 2013

Akkadian Ventures launches third fund with $35m target $

Secondary buyer Akkadian Ventures has launched its third fund less than a year after closing its second vehicle on $22m, AltAssets has learned.

4 June 2013

IFC cancels $100m tie-up for Greenpark Capital emerging secondaries fund

London-based private equity firm Greenpark Capital has reportedly lost the backing of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation for its $500m emerging markets focused secondary fund.

4 June 2013

Communications corporate investor Morris Venture Capital launches

Corporate investment firm Morris Venture Capital has launched, with Will Morris IV as CEO.

4 June 2013

Swedish private equity firm EQT restructures to “buffer across business cycles” $

Swedish private equity firm EQT has set up a new holding company with local investment group Investor AB as part of its pledge to manage all funds established in 2012 and onwards onshore in Europe.

4 June 2013

Altice to buy 95.5% stake in Portugal’s Oni Communications

Luxembourg-based private equity firm Altice has agreed to acquire a 95.5 per cent stake in Portuguese telecommunications group Oni Communications.


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