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27 November 2015

Charterhouse nabs 3x return through Webhelp sale $

phone-735058_960_720 UK-based private equity firm Charterhouse has scored a three-times return through the sale of French call centre operator Webhelp, AltAssets can reveal.

27 November 2015

BaltCap taps Fund II to buy Estonian dental company

teeth-887338_960_720 Baltic private equity and venture capital investor BaltCap has purchased a majority stake in Estonian dental care company Dental Invest Estonia (DIE).

27 November 2015

IFC, Everstone invest $27m in Indian education materials publisher S Chand & Co

six-books-1184809-m The IFC, investing in the private sector on behalf of the World Bank, and Everstone Capital have provided INR 1.79bn ($27m) financing to Indian publishing house S Chand & Company.

27 November 2015

Vista to unite Shopatron, MarketLive following double deal

gift-444519_1920 Vista Equity Partners has agreed a pair of simultaneous deals for retail software providers MarketLive and Shopatron to unite the pair.

27 November 2015

Italy’s Alcedo speeds towards first close for first fund since 2008

coliseum-538344_1920 Italian private equity firm Alcedo is nearing a first close for its fourth fund, it is understood.

27 November 2015

Catalyst eyes pair of IPOs following $1.5bn Fund V raise

microscope-219984_1280 Canadian private equity firm Catalyst Capital Group is reportedly looking to a pair of IPOs in the wake of closing its latest flagship fund.

27 November 2015

Exponent acquires discount deal websites Wowcher and LivingSocial

buying-15810_1920 UK-focused private equity investor Exponent has bought discount deal websites Wowcher in the UK and LivingSocial in the UK and Ireland and has bundled both businesses in a newly-formed company.

27 November 2015

PE firms eyeing €600m bid for Merck’s allergy business

allergy-18656_960_720 Private equity firms are reportedly considering bidding around €600m for Allergopharma, a German allergy business owned by Merck KGaA.

26 November 2015

EIF helps KCP to £55m first close amid ‘difficult market for smaller funds’ $

Owen Trotter Despite a difficult market UK-based private equity firm Key Capital Partners has held a first close for its new fund at $55m thanks to a commitment from the EIF.

26 November 2015

Abraaj exits Network Intl to Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic

dubai Private equity firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have joined forces to take over a 49 per cent stake in Network International from The Abraaj Group.

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