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22 November 2012

Texas-based Highlander Partners clinches fourth deal in Poland

warsaw_lrg Highlander Partners has sealed its fourth deal in Poland by acquiring ProService AT, the country’s largest provider of transfer agent services to investment and pension funds, from Warsaw-based Enterprise Investors portfolio company Skarbiec Holding.

22 November 2012

UK broadband provider Gigaclear inks equity financing

UK broadband provider Gigaclear has raised an undisclosed amount of equity financing from a group of private investors

22 November 2012

Permira pushes first close for fifth buyout fund to January $

snail-slow_sq European buyout veteran Permira has given investors two more months to commit to its latest buyout fund ahead of a first close after gathering just a third of its €6.5bn target after almost a year and a half on the road.

22 November 2012

Blackstone enters exclusive talks to buy Intertrust

amsterdam-12_sq Blackstone is reported to have entered exclusive talks to buy Intertrust Group, the Netherlands-based trust and corporate management company owned by Dutch buyout house Waterland.

22 November 2012

Truell’s Tungsten, Aquiline vie for ailing motor insurer Equity Red Star

The £500m bid vehicle of Duke Street founder Edmund Truell and US buyout firm Aquiline are reported to be vying for control of troubled motor insurer Equity Red Star.

22 November 2012

CDIB Capital, Blue Point Capital close Smith-Cooper investment

Smith-Cooper International pipes valves - AltAssets Private Equity News CDIB Capital, the overseas private equity arm of merchant banking giant China Development Financial, has invested in US pipe and valve maker Smith-Cooper International.

22 November 2012

JP Morgan, Credit Suisse help Elbrus hit $300m for second fund $

Russian growth investor Elbrus Capital has gathered $300m towards its second fund thanks to new commitments from limited partners including JP Morgan and Credit Suisse, a source familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

22 November 2012

Germany’s Brockhaus Private Equity backs Eyevis

tech_light_170sq Frankfurt-based private equity fund Brockhaus Private Equity has invested in Eyevis, a supplier of large screen systems for control rooms, monitoring centres, information, communication, simulation and virtual reality.

22 November 2012

Fundraising outlook remains gloomy, say private equity firms $

The fundraising environment is still characterised as very tough, and many GPs feel it is getting tougher - with a new survey of global general partners noting that all regions recorded more negative sentiment in 2012 compared to last year.

22 November 2012

NVM Private Equity reaps 2.3x return on sale of Paladin Group

paladin_sq NVM Private Equity has made a 2.3-times return on its investment in property management services business Paladin Group, following a £15.9m sale of the company to larger rival Places for People.

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