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30 May 2013

Navis Capital Partners acquires stake in Malaysia’s HG Power Transmissions

Private equity firm Navis Capital Partners has acquired a stake of over 50 per cent in Malaysian transmission services group HG Power Transmissions.

30 May 2013

Bain Capital’s Stephen Pagliuca says firm is eyeing Latin American fund

Stephen Pagliuca Bain Capital Bain Capital is reportedly set to become the latest private equity major to take the plunge into Latin America through a dedicated regional fund.

30 May 2013

Santander to sell stake in asset management arm to General Atlantic, Warburg Pincus

news_spain_flag_sml Spanish banking group Santander has reportedly agreed to sell a stake in its asset management arm to private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic.

30 May 2013

AXA Private Equity invests in French SME software developer Clip Industrie

Paris-headquartered AXA Private Equity has acquired a 15 per cent stake in Clip Industrie, a software publisher and developer of a computer-aided production management system for industrial SMEs.

30 May 2013

KKR hires ex-CIA director Petraeus as head of Global Institute

220px-DCIA_David_Petraeus KKR appears to have found a role for ex-CIA chief David Petraeus, who has been in talks about possible employment with the private equity heavyweight.

30 May 2013

China’s billion-dollar bid for US pork processor Smithfield spells exit for investors

China's Shuanghui International Holdings has agreed to acquire Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor, for $7.1bn, including debt.

30 May 2013

Oregon mulls renewed Solera backing through second fund in 12 years $

The Oregon Investment Council has considered renewing its decade-old commitment to Solera Capital as the firm looks to raise its first fund since 2000.

30 May 2013

Sun European Partners pulls sale of DB Apparel

Private equity buyout firm Sun European Partners has reportedly pulled the sale of lingerie group DB Apparel due to a lack of interest.

30 May 2013

T-Venture backs cloudpaging technology company Numecent

SONY DSC Cloudpaging technology specialist Numecent has raised $13.6m in a funding round led by Deutsche Telekom’s venture arm.

30 May 2013

MENA Infrastructure Fund buys into Oman’s largest power and water desalination plant

Dubai-headquartered MENA Infrastructure Fund has acquired a 20 per cent stake in Sohar Power, the owner and operator of Oman’s largest power generation and water desalination plant.


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