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16 January 2013

LDC leads Series B follow-on investment in OnApp

onapp_sq.jpg LDC, the captive private equity arm of state-backed lender Lloyds Banking Group, has led a Series B follow-on investment in cloud hosting software provider OnApp.

16 January 2013

Abraaj, Colony in talks over Turkish snack retailer Simit Sarayi stake

Simit Sarayi Turkish bagel The Abraaj Group and Colony Capital have reportedly entered talks to buy a minority stake in Turkish pastry and tea chain Simit Sarayi.

16 January 2013

Arle prepares sale of Swedish bed maker Hilding Anders

hilding anders_sq Candover spin-out Arle Capital Partners is reportedly planning to sell Swedish bed and mattress maker Hilding Anders, in a deal that is expected to fetch as much as SEK10bn ($1.53bn).

16 January 2013

The Riverside Company steers DISA towards transportation with OTS bolt-on

Mid-market private equity firm The Riverside Company has bolted-on Operating Tax Systems to portfolio company DISA, an outsourcer of employee screening services.

16 January 2013

Rest of the world, real estate lead December deal activity $

While the US held the top volume and value positions for private equity deals in December 2012, it was targets in Singapore, Canada, the Cayman Islands and Italy which accounted for the month’s four largest deals.

16 January 2013

Vermeer Capital makes €7m Compagnie de Bel Air investment

Vermeer Capital Partners has bought a minority stake in French campsite operator Compagnie de Bel Air for €7m.

16 January 2013

Partners Group records €5bn of asset inflows in 2012

Global private markets investor Partners Group said Wednesday its asset inflows reached almost €5bn last year, resulting from sustained client demand across its entire offering.

16 January 2013

KKR hires McKinsey consultant to front Brazilian private equity push

Jorge Fergie KKR US private equity giant KKR has reportedly hired senior McKinsey consultant Jorge Fergie to strengthen its push into Latin America.

16 January 2013

StanChart PE, Ashmore invest in West African can maker GZI

gzi_sq The private equity arm of Standard Chartered Bank and Ashmore Group, the emerging markets-focused investment manager, have invested in Nigeria-based aluminium can manufacturer GZI.

16 January 2013

MBO Partnenaires exits French security company Itesa to EdRIP

French private equity firm MBO Partnenaires has sold its minority stake in security company ITESA to Capstan Capital Fund, a small-cap investment vehicle managed by Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners.


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