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21 May 2015

Bain looking to downsize stake in Japanese Skylark

sushi food restaurant US-based private equity firm Bain Capital is reportedly set to offload part of its 70 per cent stake in Japanese restaurant chain Skylark Co.

21 May 2015

Interstellar visual effects company sold by Carlyle to HgCapital in £200m deal

Interstellar The UK visual effects company which worked on Hollywood blockbusters including Interstellar is set for a change of ownership after Carlyle agreed a £200m sale to fellow private equity firm HgCapital.

21 May 2015

3i bolsters PE team with eight promotions

executive-boardroom-333140-m Global private equity firm 3i has bolstered its private equity team with eight promotions, including Andrew Olinick from principal to partner.

21 May 2015

Blackstone to sell 25% Eircom stake to Anchorage in wake of €3.3bn buyout rejection

telephone fax machine Listed global private equity firm Blackstone has reportedly agreed to sell the majority of its 30 per cent stake in Irish telecoms business Eircom, a day after the company rejected a €3.3bn buyout.

21 May 2015

Bain Capital eyes $1.2bn Bravida valuation through potential IPO

water pipes US buyout major Bain Capital has picked a trio of banks to lead an IPO of Swedish plumbing, heating and electric systems business Bravisa three years after buying the company from Triton Capital, it is understood.

21 May 2015

Permira ‘exploring’ Ancestry.com sale less than three years after buyout

ancestry old photo London-based private equity giant Permira has reportedly retained investment banks to explore the sale of Ancestry.com, the Utah-based company that helps people research their family histories.

21 May 2015

Cinven ups bid for Telekom Slovenia

telecom tower 2_sq European private equity firm Cinven has reportedly upped its bid for telecom operator Telekom Solvenia, despite being the only bidder.

21 May 2015

Ardian takes €3m stake in hospitality solutions provider Ariane

hotel French private equity firm Ardian has backed self-check-in technology solutions provider Ariane Systems with €3m.

20 May 2015

DW healthcare exits Health & Safety to The Riverside Company

blue-first-aid-box-911384-m Private equity firm DW Healthcare Partners has offloaded for-profit health and safety training and compliance provider Health & Safety Institute to The Riverside Company.

20 May 2015

THL-backed Black Knight valued at $3.65bn though IPO pricing

chess-knights-1360662-m Private equity-backed mortgage software service provider Black Knight Financial Services has priced its IPO, valuing the company at $3.65bn.

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