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19 November 2012

Sun European-backed printer Polestar in talks to rescue rival Goodhead

printing5_lrg Polestar, the UK magazine printer that was rescued last year by private equity firm Sun European Partners, is understood to be negotiating its own rescue deal with struggling rival Goodhead.

19 November 2012

Advent hopes for big payout from Domestic & General sale

Global buyout house Advent International is reportedly hoping to sell insurance business Domestic & General for almost double the £524m it paid for it in 2007.

19 November 2012

Pacific Equity Partners eyeing monster Australian fundraise

Tim Sims Pacific Equity Partners - AltAssets Private Equity News Australian private equity giant Pacific Equity Partners plans to raise up to A$3.5bn ($3.6bn) for its latest buyout fund, it is understood.

19 November 2012

Blackstone backs Barclay twins’ battle for Claridge’s

Blackstone is reported to have backed the billionaire Barclay twins’ efforts to wrest control of Maybourne Hotel Group – the company behind London’s upmarket Berkeley, Claridge’s and Connaught hotels – from Irish property developer Paddy McKillen.

19 November 2012

ICICI Ventures raises $45m for Indian real estate fund

real-estate2_lrgjpg Indian private investment group ICICI Ventures has raised $45m for a new diversified real estate fund.

19 November 2012

Platinum Equity-backed Graphic Packaging bolts on Contego Cartons

graphic-packaging_sq US-based buyout house Platinum Equity has extended portfolio company Graphic Packaging by picking up food and consumer packaging company Contego Cartons.

19 November 2012

Lehman spin-out Trilantic targets €700m for first independent Europe fund $

Trilantic, the buyout firm set up three years ago by five former dealmakers from the merchant banking arm of Lehman Brothers, will launch its first independent European fund in January next year with a target of €700m, two sources told AltAssets.

19 November 2012

New Zealand private equity nets 34% historic IRR $

Private equity investments into unlisted New Zealand companies have, on average, doubled over the investment holding period, according to new research.

19 November 2012

Redpoint Ventures hits the road for $400m fund

US venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures is currently seeking to raise $400m for a new early stage fund, according to local news outlet the San Jose Mercury News.

19 November 2012

Indian tech entrepreneur launches private equity firm

Following the $1.1bn sale of healthcare services company M*Modal earlier this year, company founder V Raman Kumar is to launch a new private equity firm, Aeris.

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