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29 September 2016

CDPQ to buy minority stake in KKR, Stone Point-backed Sedgwick for $500m

accountant-1238598_640 Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) has joined PE firms KKR and Stone Point as investor in US-based Sedgwick with a $500m investment.

29 September 2016

Bridgepoint looks to float private hospital group Medipole

room-928653_960_720 Global buyout house Bridgepoint is reportedly looking to offload French private hospital group Medipole, five years after its initial investment.

28 September 2016

SFW Capital taps Fund II to pick up majority stake in DaySmart Software

laptop-762548_640 US specialised private equity firm SFW Capital Partners has made a new investment from its second fund backing business management software supplier DaySmart.

28 September 2016

Taxim takes 40% stake in Turkey’s biggest dining chain

turkish-food-1379238_1920 Turkish private equity house Taxim Capital has picked up a 40 per cent stake in Big Chefs, the country's biggest dining chain, it is understood.

28 September 2016

PE unit rocks the boat for Standard Chartered as new legal troubles emerge

justice-626461_640 The private equity arm of Standard Chartered has put the bank in the crosshairs of US authorities again as one of the PE unit's assets is being investigated for corruption.

28 September 2016

Siris Capital succeeds in $2bn Polycom buyout after outbidding trade buyer

conference-room-768441_1920 Siris Capital has completed the purchase of video conferencing equipment maker Polycom after a bidding war which saw it raise its offer to about $2bn in cash.

28 September 2016

‘Dark horse’ Permira emerges as preferred Bank of East Asia share registry assets buyer

horse-818950_1280 European private equity major Permira has reportedly emerged as the preferred bidder for the share registry business of Bank of East Asia at up to $800m.

28 September 2016

Axcel teams with local pension funds for Danish Ship Finance deal

container-1611490_1920 Nordic private equity house Axcel has teamed with Danish pension funds PFA and PKA to pick up a controlling stake in maritime lender Danish Ship Finance.

28 September 2016

Apollo submits bid for German private bank OLB

money-1595995_960_720 (1) US buyout house Apollo Global Management is reportedly in talks to buy Allianz’s stake in Oldenburgische Landesbank AG (OLB).

28 September 2016

PE firms seal Vantage Energy exit to trade player Rice in $2.7bn deal

strata-1665020_1920 Private equity-backed oil and gas business Vantage Energy has been bought by trade player Rice Energy in a $2.7bn deal.

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