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27 July 2015

LDC continues North West UK spending with Mini-Cam MBO

proteus-crawler-009 Lloyd's Bank private equity arm LDC has backed the MBO of pipeline inspection systems designer and manufacturer Mini-Cam.

27 July 2015

PE-backed Atkins to look to IPO rather than auction

Atkins Private equity-backed Atkins Nutritionals is reportedly planning to move for an IPO after potential buyers failed to meet price expectations, AltAssets understands.

27 July 2015

Aberdeen’s Gershon Cohen: The ‘global infrastructure deficit’ and other major infra challenges $

Gershon Cohen Gershon Cohen is the head of Aberdeen Asset Management’s infrastructure funds business. He came to Aberdeen last year, after it acquired the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and SWIP's infrastructure fund management business, which Cohen has led since its inception.

27 July 2015

BlackFin passes €300m mark, with European Investment Fund joining returning LPs

euros coins European private equity firm BlackFin Capital Partners is closing in on its €400 hard cap for its second fund after landing a commitment from the European Investment Fund.

27 July 2015

Cerberus Capital backs GVC Holdings effort to outbid 888 Holdings for Bwin

blue poker chips GVC Holdings, an Isle of Man-based, AIM-listed online gaming company, confirmed on Monday that it is teaming up with Cerberus Capital Management  to raise its offer for another online betting entity, Bwin.party Digital Entertainment, after that company accepted a rival bid. GVC, which owns Sportingbet, initially lost out last week to rival 888 Holdings in its efforts to[...]

24 July 2015

LP demand for value-add, opportunistic real estate investment styles increasing says Tristan exec $

skyscraper-450793_640 LP appetite in the real estate asset class is increasing as demand for value-add and opportunistic styles continues to gain momentum according to Tristan Capital’s Simon Martin.

24 July 2015

Private equity firms line up for Airbus defence electronics business bidding

airbus-a380-788573_1280 Private equity houses including Carlyle, KKR and Bridgepoint are said to be likely to bid up to €1bn for the defence electronics business of aircraft maker Airbus.

24 July 2015

Carlyle creeps near target for third Japan fund

japan-112722_1280 Listed private equity giant Carlyle has registered $775m towards its third Japan-focused buyout fund, putting it within touching distance of its expected target.

24 July 2015

ABS Capital targets $400m for new fund

Dollar cash money US venture capital firm ABS Capital Partners is reportedly looking to raise $400m for its eighth fund, AltAssets understands.

24 July 2015

Newly-listed Euskaltel buys CVC-backed peer R Cable at €1.2bn valuation

fiber-optic-cable-246272_1280 Newly-listed Spanish cable provider Euskaltel has agreed a deal for CVC Capital-backed competitor R Cable which values it at €1.2bn.

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