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31 August 2012

PAR invests in German inflight entertainment business AIA

Boston-based private equity firm PAR Capital Management has bought a controlling stake in German listed inflight entertainment company Advanced Inflight Alliance.

31 August 2012

WMS, Demeter Partners invest in environmental monitoring company Dr Födisch

German private equity firm WMS and European environmental investor Demeter Partners have led an investment in environmental monitoring company Dr Födisch.

31 August 2012

IFC allocates $20m to Nereus Capital’s India cleantech fund $

The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation arm has committed $20m to Nereus Capital’s $250m clean power fund focused on targeting opportunities in India.

31 August 2012

EQT-backed Munksjö, Ahlstrom Corp to form paper product giant

Munksjö, the Swedish paper product maker backed by European buyout giant EQT, is merging with the label and processing arm of Finnish paper and wood processing company Ahlstrom ahead of an initial public offering on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

31 August 2012

Penta Capital partners with Redrow founder for possible buyout

Private equity firm Penta Capital is part of a consortium of investors led by Redrow founder Steve Morgan that has launched an approach to take the London-listed housebuilder private, a deal that would value the company’s equity at about £630m.

31 August 2012

Carlyle execs commit $700m to latest fund

Executives at Carlyle committed $700m of their own money to the Nasdaq-listed buyout giant’s latest fund during the second quarter, according to regulatory filings.

31 August 2012

Fox Paine makes 7.8x on $1bn Paradigm exit to Apax, JMI

news_cleantech_earth.lrg_ US special situations investor Fox Paine has reaped a 7.8-times multiple following completion of the sale of geoscience-focused software company Paradigm to private equity firms Apax Partners and JMI Equity, in a deal valued at $1bn.

31 August 2012

First Reserve could exit Indian wind turbine company Kenersys

Indian wind turbine manufacturer Kenersys is being put up for sale by its auto component owner, Bharat Forge, with a number of private equity firms reported to be interested in snapping up the business.

31 August 2012

Sovereign builds on Christchurch care platform with Woodlands bolt-on

blocks5_sq Christchurch Group, a provider of residential care for adults with brain injuries backed by UK mid-market buy and build specialist Sovereign Capital, has bought York-based respite care provider Woodlands MS Society Respite Care Centre.

31 August 2012

Thailand’s SEC paves way for private equity growth

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission is to revise rules to allow exemption for the country’s private equity and venture capital firms from holding securities licenses, making it easier for these funds to be launched.

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