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17 July 2012

Leopard hits $20m close on Haiti’s first PE fund since 2010 quake $

leopard_eye_170sq The world’s first private equity fund to target Haiti following its disastrous 2010 earthquake is to begin investing after hitting a $20m first close.

17 July 2012

Palamon Capital takes on Michael Beetz from Coller

Palamon_beetz_international_170sq European mid-market buyout firm Palamon Capital Partners has hired former Coller Capital executive Michael Beetz as an associate principal.

17 July 2012

First Reserve, Farallon back A$5.3bn Whitehaven Coal takeover bid

coal-mine-2_sq US private equity firms First Reserve and Farallon Capital are reported to have expressed their support for an A$5.3bn ($5.46bn) takeover offer for portfolio company Whitehaven Coal, one of Australia’s biggest independent miners.

17 July 2012

Lyceum Capital backs 5th bolt on for UK software company Access

UK mid-market house Lyceum Capital has backed another bolt-on for business software provider Access Group, which has acquired Delta Software in a £5.4m deal.

17 July 2012

Blackstone sells hotel portfolio for $495m

Blackstone Group has sold a portfolio of four hotels to real estate investment trust DiamondRock Hospitality for approximately $495m.

17 July 2012

Cloud computing company Aryaka adds $25m Series C

Cloud computing company Aryaka has secured a $25m Series C funding round led by InterWest Partners, with participation from Presidio Ventures, Sumitomo, and existing investors Nexus Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures.

17 July 2012

Baird Capital Partners drives off with Eckler’s

US buyout firm Baird Capital Partners, has acquired Eckler’s, a marketer of restoration parts and accessories for classic and enthusiast vehicles.

17 July 2012

Audax, Frasier Healthcare-backed Conmed Healthcare to sell for $59m

Private equity-backed Conmed Healthcare Management has agreed to be acquired by by Correct Care Solutions for $59m.

17 July 2012

Macquarie adds James Frawley as US head of M&A

Macquarie Group has appointed James Frawley as a senior managing director and US head of M&A.

16 July 2012

Digital marketing company Tealium adds $10.5m from Battery Ventures

Digital marketing company Tealium has received $10.5m in Series B financing from Battery Ventures.

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