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1 February 2013

Caring’s Côte Brasserie attracts private equity interest

cote_sq Private equity firms including Equistone, Bridgepoint and LDC are expected to submit bids next week for Côte Brasserie, the French restaurant chain backed by British millionaire Richard Caring.

1 February 2013

Clessidra prepares improved offer for Telecom Italia Media

telecoms6_sq Italian private equity firm Clessidra is understood to be preparing an improved offer for Telecom Italia Media ahead of sale discussions next week.

1 February 2013

IFC, Yes Bank launch regional Indian private equity fund

IFC, the investment arm of the World Bank, has teamed up with Yes Bank to launch private equity fund aimed at north-eastern India.

1 February 2013

Boston-based Abry Partners backs UK’s Thomsons Online Benefits

Media & communications-focused private equity firm Abry Partners has invested in Thomsons Online Benefits in a deal that values the company at £100m.

1 February 2013

Frankfurt-based SME investor Halder exits Alukon

German SME investor Halder is to sell its majority stake in aluminium door company Alukon to Hörmann Group.

1 February 2013

Oakley Capital makes 3.6x return on Emesa exit

emesa_sq Oakley Capital Investments has sold Emesa, the online holiday booking company it bought less than two years ago, to Netherlands-based Cyrte Investments.

1 February 2013

Baring further increases stake in HK-listed Magic Holdings

magic holdings_sq Baring Private Equity Asia has further increased its stake Hong Kong-listed skincare company Magic Holdings through an HK$22m ($2.9m) share purchase.

1 February 2013

High-Tech Gründerfonds raises over €300m for early stage investments $

German venture investor High-Tech Gründerfonds has closed its second fund with backing from wholesale retail business Metro Group.

1 February 2013

Sequoia, Qualcomm Ventures back Dexetra Series A

Sequoia Capital and Qualcomm Ventures have teamed up to invest more than $1m in mobile personal search app maker Dexetra through a Series A round.

1 February 2013

Private equity buyers bid for L Capital-backed French fashion brands

Maje L Capital-backed French fashion brands Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot have reportedly attracted bids from a string of fellow private equity firms.


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