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17 January 2013

Quad-C Management has $700m fund target well within sights $

Mid-market private equity investor Quad-C Management is on the threshold of hitting its $700m target for its latest fund.

17 January 2013

MBK set to buy South Korean outdoor clothing company NEPA

korea-10_sq Seoul-based private equity firm MBK Partners is reportedly nearing a deal to buy a controlling stake in South Korean outdoor clothing company NEPA for about KRW550bn ($520m).

17 January 2013

Silver Lake nears $15bn debt financing for Dell buyout

Silver Lake is reportedly close to lining up about $15bn in financing for the take-private of US technology giant Dell, which would rank as the largest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis.

17 January 2013

ACON Investments nears final target for third fund $

US private equity firm ACON Investments is weeks away from a final close for its latest fund which could see it beat its $600m target, AltAssets has learned.

17 January 2013

Cerberus raises $1.7bn by selling shares in Japan’s Aozora Bank

Global distressed debt investor Cerberus Capital Management is understood to have raised about $1.7bn through the sale of shares in Japan’s Aozora Bank.

17 January 2013

Darby Overseas Investments eyes pair of Indian exits

coffee-beans_­sq The private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments is planning to exit two Indian companies, it is understood.

17 January 2013

India’s ASK Pravi Capital raises $37m for first lower mid-market fund

India-focused ASK Pravi Capital Advisors has held a first closing of its inaugural private equity fund on $37m.

17 January 2013

Lightyear Capital closes investment in Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford

contract-5_sq Financial services-focused private equity firm Lightyear Capital has closed its controlling investment in insurance and reinsurance brokers Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford.

17 January 2013

Final round bidders table offers for London’s Stansted airport

Macquarie, Malaysia Airports and a partnership between Manchester Airports Group and Australia’s Industry Funds Management tabled final round of bids for London’s Stansted airport on Wednesday, in a deal that is likely to value it at about £1bn.

17 January 2013

Leeds Equity buys INTO University Partnerships stake for £66m

Leeds Equity Partners has bought a 25 per cent stake in INTO University Partnerships, a UK-based education services company, for £66m.


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