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26 March 2013

3i-backed SLR makes two acquisitions

3i-backed environmental consultancy SLR Management has used its warchest to make a couple more acquisitions to expand its overseas business.

26 March 2013

DIF hits €800m for infrastructure fund after raising hard cap $

Dutch fund manager DIF has held a final close of its Infrastructure III fund on €800m, after raising its hard cap when its third close exceeded its original target.

26 March 2013

Method Advisors cuts $150m fund target $

US fund of funds investors Method Advisors has slashed the target for its latest vehicle after registering just $550,000 of commitments in the past 12 months.

26 March 2013

Cerberus could wait three more years before Seibu re-listing

Seibu Turnaround-focused private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management could reportedly wait another three years to relist Seibu, the Japanese rail and hotel operator it has held since 2005.

26 March 2013

Former CalPERS head to plead not guilty to fraud charges

CalPERS Federico Buenrostro The former chief executive of North America’s largest pension fund plans to plea not guilty to charges he fabricated placement agent documents for $3bn of private equity commitments.

26 March 2013

Icahn and Blackstone in talks over joint bid for Dell

Dell laptop Billionaire Carl Icahn is reportedly exploring a joint bid for Dell with buyout house Blackstone, which is bad news for founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake.

26 March 2013

Standard Chartered Private Equity exits Shangri-La Malaysia stake

Standard Chartered’s private equity arm has exited its 22.2 per cent in Shangri-La Hotels Malaysia by selling it to fellow shareholder Robert Kuok, who now owns 75 per cent of the business.

26 March 2013

Doughty collects close to £180m from HellermannTyton IPO

Doughty Hanson stands to pick up the lion’s share of £182.1m after its portfolio company HellermanTyton listed on the London stock exchange.

26 March 2013

Beringea MD Jeff Bocan quits role to join portfolio company mophie

Jeff Bocan Beringea Jeff Bocan is stepping down from responsibilities with private equity firm Beringea to join one of its portfolio companies,mophie, as senior vice president.

26 March 2013

Russia’s Da Vinci Capital approaches $100m close on second private equity fund $

Russia’s Da Vinci Capital Management is close to holding a $100m institutional close of its second private equity fund, AltAssets has learned.


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