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29 March 2013

Swiss green investor SUSI adds former president to board

SUSI Partners, a Zurich-based sustainable investment firm, has appointed Moritz Leuenberger, former President of Switzerland between 2001 and 2006, to its board of directors.

28 March 2013

Grotech nears $200m target for latest venture fund $

Veteran early stage investment firm Grotech Ventures is within touching distance of hitting its $220m target for its latestfund, AltAssets has learned.

28 March 2013

Blackstone arm GSO provides $150m for Beazer Homes

Blackstone credit arm GSO Capital Partners has made up to $150m available to US housebuilder Beazer Homes as part of a land banking arrangement.

28 March 2013

Siris Capital exits Tekelec to Oracle after just 14 month holding period

telecoms5sq_lrg Siris Capital has sold network signalling and data management company Tekelec to Oracle Corporation after holding it for just over a year.

28 March 2013

Blackstone-backed Pinnacle Foods surges 13% in NYSE debut

Buyout giant Blackstone-backed frozen food business Pinnacle Foods had a successful debut on the New York Stock Exchange today, seeing its shares surge nearly 13 per cent.

28 March 2013

Fund of funds Parvilla hires ex PAI investor Lise Nobre

Lise Nobre Parvilla Paris-based fund of funds Parvilla has brought Lise Nobre on board as a partner alongside founder Jean-Marie Fabre.

28 March 2013

BVCA names Fidelity managing partner Clark chairman

clark Fidelity Growth Partners Europe managing partner Simon Clark has been appointed as chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association to replace Robert Easton.

28 March 2013

EVCA says much to be done about EU’s long-term economic plan $

Europe’s private equity association sees the latest proposals for European economic development made by the European Commission as helpful, but said they requred much work.

28 March 2013

Private equity-backed Moleskine to float at €2.30 per share

stocks2_lrg Private equity-backed notebooks maker Moleskine has successfully completed its IPO and is now set to float on Borsa Italiana’s Electronic Stock Market on April 3.

28 March 2013

Alfa Group, VTB in bidding war for Tele2 Russia

O Russian investment group Alfa is set to make a counterbid for Swedish telecommunications group Tele2’s Russian business, which it has already agreed to sell to VTB Capital for $3.55bn.

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