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1 February 2013

US technology giant Dell nears buyout deal

US technology giant Dell is reportedly nearing a deal to sell itself to a consortium led by founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake, which could be announced as soon as Monday.

1 February 2013

Unigestion adds former GIC head of strategy to Singapore team

Alternative asset manager Unigestion has appointed Aje Kumar Saigal to its board of directors in Singapore as non-executive director. Saigal is a former managing director and head of strategy at sovereign wealth fund GIC.

1 February 2013

Standardisation needed in LP reporting to drive industry efficiency $

While the private equity industry has taken great strides in improving its transparency and reporting, in a tough market both LPs and GPs are seeking ways to make their operations more efficient.

1 February 2013

New Jersey State Investment Council to invest $200m in Silver Lake fund $

The New Jersey Division of Investment is to invest of $200m in Silver Lake Partners IV, the latest vehicle from global technology investor Silver Lake.

1 February 2013

Social+Capital Partnership launches second venture fund $

chamath palihapitiya_sq The Social+Capital Partnership, the venture capital firm founded by entrepreneur and former Facebook vice president Chamath Palihapitiya, has hit the fundraising trail for its second vehicle.

1 February 2013

RRJ Capital raises $3.5bn for Asian private equity fund

RRJ Capital has reportedly raised the second-largest Asia-based private equity fund despite falling short of its original $5bn target.

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.

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