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7 May 2013

Carlyle seeks $2bn for latest Japanese fund

Buyout major Carlyle is reportedly launched a JPY200bn fund focused on Japan, becoming the first global private equity firm to do so for five years.

7 May 2013

AGR Partners acquires stake in Australia’s Ridley Corp

melbourne5_sq Private equity firm AGR Partners has reportedly acquired a stake in Australian animal feed company Ridley Corp from investment firm Guinness Peat Group.

7 May 2013

China’s CMIA targets $150m for agriculture-focused Fund IV

tractor2_lrg CMIA Capital Partners, the China-focused private equity firm launched by former Cargill and HSBC bankers, is reportedly targeting $150m for an agriculture fund.

7 May 2013

Goldman Sachs backs Indian cable TV and broadband provider with $110m

Goldman Sachs' Asian private equity unit has invested $110m in Indian cable distributor DEN Networks to fund its growth plans.

7 May 2013

ISIS Equity Partners backs £14m MBO of Red Box Recorders

UK private equity firm ISIS Equity Partners has completed a £14m investment to back the MBO of interaction recording software provider Red Box Recorders.

7 May 2013

Warburg eyeing up to £600m from Poundland sale, IPO

Poundland Private equity major Warburg Pincus is planning a sale or IPO of European discount store chain Poundland three years after picking up the business in a £200m deal.

7 May 2013

Bain Capital and Golden Gate to acquire BMC in $6.9bn deal

Business software provider BMC is to be taken over for $6.9bn by a consortium led by private equity firms Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital.

7 May 2013

Leopard Cambodia exits mineral water producer Kulara

Emerging markets firm Leopard Capital has successfully exited its entire investment in Cambodian mineral water company Kulara Water to the company’s founding shareholder.

7 May 2013

Gabriel Urwitz takes over from Christian Sievert as Segulah managing partner

Swedish private equity firm Segulah has confirmed that after ten years as managing partner, Christian Sievert is to be replaced by Gabriel Urwitz.

7 May 2013

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Carlyle exit Hertz stakes for $1.24bn

car headlightsq_lrg Private equity firms Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and The Carlyle Group and BofA Merrill Lynch have sold their stake in car rental company Hertz Global Holdings for $1.24bn.

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