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1 May 2015

Active makes 8x return through Evans Cycles sale to ECI

bikerace-1009284-m London-based Active Private Equity scored an eight-times return through the sale of cycling retailer Evans Cycles to ECI Partners.

1 May 2015

Apollo set to list textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Education

alfred-books-53179-m Private equity-backed textbook company McGraw-Hill Education is reportedly planning to launch an IPO later this year, potentially valuing the company at around $5bn, AltAssets understands.

1 May 2015

Omnivision confirms Hua Capital acquisition valuing it at $1.9bn

handshake-908059-m Smartphone and tablet chipmaker has confirmed that Chinese private equity firm Hua Capital has picked up the company for $29 a share, valuing the business at around $1.9bn.

1 May 2015

Institutional investors look to smaller partners in Africa to mitigate the exit risk $

south africa When investing in Africa, institutional investors are looking towards the smaller, more focused partners which can mitigate the risk associated with exits according to panellists at the 12th Annual AVCA conference.

1 May 2015

UK’s JZ Capital buys Danish van leasing company in €7.6m deal

serco-van London-listed private equity firm JZ Capital Partners has tapped its EuroMicrocap Fund to buy a 45 per cent stake in Danish van leasing company SAC for €2.8m.

1 May 2015

Financial sector sees €10bn increase in PE investment for EMEA $

euros money cash capital Private equity investment in the financial sector, specifically in real estate, rose by nearly €10bn for the first quarter of this year, compared to Q1 2014, according to research out this week.

1 May 2015

Israel’s Fortissimo thanks ‘new, prestigious investors’ for $470m Fund IV

music-3-778197-m Israeli private equity firm Fortissimo Capital Fund has closed its fourth special situations-focused vehicle on $470m.

1 May 2015

Bain’s Australian accounting software company MYOB lands $658m IPO

accounting tax calculator Bain Capital-backed Australian accounting software company MYOB has raised A$833m ($658m) in reportedly the country’s biggest IPO of the year, AltAssets understands.

1 May 2015

Ally Bridge in group looking to take WuXi PharmaTech private

life science test tube_sq Healthcare-focused Ally Bridge Group Capital Partners has reportedly teamed up with the founder and chief executive of lab services company WuXi PharmaTech Cayman to take it private from the New York Stock Exchange.

1 May 2015

Unison-backed Asahi Tec offloads casting assets

forging-the-iron-676123-m Private equity-backed Asahi Tec, a Japanese auto-parts supplier, is set to offload a portfolio companies covering casting and forging, AltAssets understands.

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