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23 July 2012

Michael Reynolds joins Rutland Partners from Hawkpoint

UK turnaround specialist Rutland Partners has hired Michael Reynolds from Hawkpoint Partners as an investment executive.

23 July 2012

Omnes Capital backs MBI of building security company Unafinance

building-site_sq Omnes Capital, formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity, has acquired a 40 per cent minority stake - via LCL Régions Développement and CAPE Région Expansion - in French building security company Unafinanc.

23 July 2012

Exponent shelves sale of thetrainline.com

UK private equity firm Exponent has shelved plans to sell ticketing website thetrainline.com after failing to attract its £400m asking price.

23 July 2012

TPG, Maverick Capital sell Fenway for $1.1bn

blood-cells_sq US buyout firms TPG and Maverick Capital have sold their stake in Fenwal, a company that makes blood collection and processing products, to strategic buyer Fresenius Kabi.

23 July 2012

Consortium eyeing Direct Line could be headed by RSA insurance guru

direct-line-insurance The former chief executive of global insurance group RSA is understood to be leading a private equity consortium’s bid for Britain’s largest motor insurer Direct Line.

23 July 2012

Oman India Investment fund buys $10m Indus Teqsite stake

Oman India Investment Fund has bought almost 20 per cent of defence hardware provider Indus Teqsite for about $10m, it is understood.

23 July 2012

AXA PE nears €300m deal to buy Schustermann & Borenstein

The private equity arm of French insurance giant AXA is reported to be nearing a deal to buy a controlling stake in Schustermann & Borenstein, a buyout that would value the family-owned German clothing exporter at around €300m.

23 July 2012

TLG to cruise into Myanmar with riverboat business investment

myanmar-burma-river-boat UK private equity firm TLG Capital is the latest buyout house to set its sight on Myanmar following a lifting of sanctions on the country earlier this year.

23 July 2012

Carlyle edges closer to mammoth China Pacific Insurance exit

Carlyle has edged one step closer to realising its largest ever cash exit after selling a further 220 million Hong Kong-traded shares in China Pacific Insurance, a move that has netted the global buyout heavyweight HK$5.61bn ($723.3m).

23 July 2012

Navis sells fast food chain Nirulas Corner House to A2Z Excursions

Navis Capital has sold Delhi-based fast food chain Nirulas Corner House just weeks after becoming the sole owner of the company.


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