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2 May 2012

EverBank reduces shares for sale by 24 per cent one day before IPO

news_float_lrg Private equity-backed EverBank Financial Corp has cut the amount of shares available in its IPO by almost a quarter just a day after it was due to float.

2 May 2012

New vice president and four promotions at KRG as it turns to fifth fundraise $

Denver-based buyout firm KRG Capital has hired a new vice president and made four internal promotions as it gears up to begin fundraising for its fifth investment vehicle.

2 May 2012

3i makes “attractive return” on Hilite emissions control subsidiary sale

smoke Private equity firm 3i has sold the heavy duty emissions control business of portfolio company Hilite International after almost doubling its revenues since it took ownership.

2 May 2012

Ludgate Environmental Fund makes resource efficiency investments

greenshoots_lrg1 UK green investor Ludgate Environmental Fund (LEF) has made three new investments in biomass, anaerobic digestion and waste heat recovery, and said it expects significant growth potential.

2 May 2012

Russian classifieds website Avito raises $75m from Baring Vostok Private Equity, Accel

russia3_lrg Russian classifieds website Avito has received $75m in new funding from Baring Vostok Private Equity, Accel Partners, and existing investors Kinnevik and Northzone.

2 May 2012

TA Associates exits German e-marketing group eCircle

Global mid-market private equity firm TA Associates is to exit its investment in Munich-headquartered email marketing service provide eCircle.

2 May 2012

TriWest Capital sells on Royal Camp Services

canada2_lrg Calgary, Alberta-based TriWest Capital Partners has sold Royal Camp Services to private equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company.

1 May 2012

Private equity volumes up in Q1, multiples remain steady $

Although trade buyers retrenched from the M&A market during the first quarter of this year, private equity volumes continued to rise with steady price/earnings multiples being paid for target businesses, according to new research.

1 May 2012

Providence takes on former BSkyB boss as senior advisor

Media-focused buyout firm Providence Equity Partners has hired former BSkyB boss Tony Ball as a senior advisor based in the firm’s London office.

1 May 2012

Brazil turnaround firm Laep leads consortium bidding for power company Celpa

Brazilian-focused private equity firm Laep looks set to head a consortium of local and international investors in buying out the country’s debt-riddled power distributor Celpa.


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