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28 May 2012

Menlo triples return on investment through $150m PowerReviews sale

Menlo Ventures has made a three-times return on its investment by selling its stake in social commerce company PowerReviews for about $150m.

28 May 2012

Canadian cleantech fund Inerjys adds to management team ahead of first close

Montreal-based green growth equity firm Inerjys has hired Jigar Shah and Russell Pullan as partners. It is looking to raise $1bn for cleantech-related investments.

28 May 2012

Malaysian health provider IHH could see IFC backing for public listing

doctors-operate_sq The IFC is planning to take part in the $1.5bn public listing of Malaysia’s Integrated Healthcare Holdings (IHH).

28 May 2012

French PE firm Montefiore anticipates €150m interim close within weeks $

Eric Bismuth Montefiore Investments president - AltAssets Private Equity News French private equity house Montefiore Investments expects to hit a first close of up to €150m for its third fund within weeks, its president has told AltAssets.

28 May 2012

Further de-risking necessary to unlock UK infrastructure investment $

With up to £250bn required for UK’s ageing infrastructure, the government has been urged to address some of the barriers to greater private investment, in particular mobilising pension funds and other institutional investors to deploy capital.

25 May 2012

Cinven to buy Turkish security systems business Pronet

London-based buyout heavyweight Cinven is expected to buy a controlling stake in Turkish security systems business Pronet, Reuters reported on Friday.

25 May 2012

Sycamore Partners, Talbots takeover talks end

Takeover talks between consumer-focused private equity firm Sycamore Partners and ailing women's clothing retailer Talbots have ended after the two parties failed to agree on a price.

25 May 2012

Navis completes Nirulas ownership with Samir Kuckreja stake buy

Navis Capital has picked up the remaining stake in Delhi-based fast food chain Nirulas Corner House.

25 May 2012

Asahi re-examines Independent Liquor takeover

Japanese liquor giant Asahi has admitted it is re-examining the NZ$1.5bn ($1.2bn) it paid for Independent Liquor, the Kiwi drinks company it bought from Pacific Equity Partners and Unitas last year.

25 May 2012

Stratford School Holdings attracts eye of buyout giant Warburg Pincus

Warburg Pincus is understood to be interested in buying a set of San Francisco private schools from education-focused private equity investor Quad Partners.

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