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15 March 2012

Bids fly in from KKR, Carlyle for Thomas Cook India

Global private equity giants Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Carlyle Group are among eight businesses in the running to buy Thomas Cook’s Indian arm, according to reports.

15 March 2012

CVC, Patron in line for £900m Four Seasons sale

London-based private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and a consortium of investors including Patron Capital are said to be among a list of potential buyers for embattled British care home operator Four Seasons, in a deal that could be worth as much as £900m.

15 March 2012

OpCapita poised to bid for beleaguered Game Group

Private equity group OpCapita could be willing to hand ailing computer games retailer Game Group a lifeline by buying out the company.

15 March 2012

Singapore’s GIC invests $100m in Vasan Healthcare

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has completed one of the largest private equity deals in Indian healthcare after investing $100m in eye care chain Vasan Healthcare.

15 March 2012

UK regional investor Palatine appoints Donaldson to lead portfolio

steve-donaldson_sq UK regional investor Palatine Private Equity has hired former Americana International finance director Steve Donaldson to the new role of head of portfolio.

15 March 2012

Dunedin promotes five as Nicholas Hoare made COO

UK private equity house Dunedin has bumped Nicholas Hoare up to chief operating officer among four other promotions within the firm.

14 March 2012

Aeris inks $7.5m financing deal with healthcare app developer Jiff

Aeris Capital has led a $7.5m financing round into healthcare social network and app developer Jiff.

14 March 2012

DFJ Esprit, Tempo to merge venture secondaries businesses

London-based venture capital firm DFJ Esprit and Tempo Capital, a European venture secondaries firm, have agreed to merge their venture secondaries businesses to form DFJ Esprit Secondaries.

14 March 2012

OMERS Private Equity sells down stake in Constellation Softwarep

The private equity arm of Canadian pension giant OMERS has sold down its stake in Toronto-based IT conglomerate Constellation Software by almost a quarter, in a sale that has netted the firm around C$173m.

14 March 2012

Carlyle could offer investors early exits from latest fund

news_exit_sign_lrg Carlyle Group plans to offer nervous investors the chance to exit stakes in its latest fund early, a private placement memorandum to clients is believed to say.

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