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9 October 2012

YFM doubles its money on Primal Pictures sale to Informa

YFM Equity Partners has doubled it money after selling its stake in Primal Pictures, a company that publishes interactive 3D models of the human anatomy, to the UK arm of London-listed international publishing company Informa.

9 October 2012

VC fundraising streak continues with new Trinity Ventures vehicle $

Venture capital continued its strong fundraising streak for 2012 with the news Trinity Ventures is targeting $325m for its eleventh investment vehicle.

9 October 2012

Private equity-backed buyouts hit $71.6bn for Q3 $

The 681 private equity-backed buyout deals announced in Q3 2012 raised a total of $71.6bn, a nine per cent increase from the $65.9bn in deals in the previous quarter and a 77 per cent increase from the $40.3bn in Q1 2012.

9 October 2012

London’s Izurium Capital invests $30m in Emailvision

London-based Izurium Capital has made a $30m investment in Emailvision, a British company that specialises in customer intelligence and marketing automation.

9 October 2012

Actis closes second African real estate fund on $278m

London-based emerging markets investor Actis has closed its second African real estate fund with commitments of $278m.

9 October 2012

August exits Enara to Mitie ahead of first close for third fund $

August Equity has sold homecare provider Enara to British outsourcing giant Mitie for £111m, a move that comes as the UK lower mid-market private equity firm gears up for the first close of its third fund.

9 October 2012

Baring-backed Courts Asia seeks $111m in Singapore IPO

Courts Asia, the furniture and electronics retailer backed by Baring Private Equity Asia, is looking to raise S$137m ($111m) through its Singapore IPO.

9 October 2012

Private equity firms mulling AEG deal could have to pay $10bn

Philip Anschutz - AltAssets Private Equity News Private equity firms linked with billionaire Paul Anschutz’s sport and entertainment business AEG could have to part with $10bn for the business.

9 October 2012

CVC’s Nine Entertainment tables new proposal to lenders

Nine Entertainment, the beleaguered Australian television network backed by CVC, is reported to have put forward a fresh proposal to its senior lenders to restructure $3.2bn of debt.

9 October 2012

Accel completes Toostep exit to India’s Info Edge

recruitment Global venture investor Accel Partners has sold its stake in recruitment company Toostep Consultancy following a four-year holding period.

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