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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

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

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

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.

24 July 2015

Ares, Kayne Anderson join forces to create new investment firm

handshake-671413-m Ares Management and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors have entered into a merger agreement, creating an investment firm with $113bn of assets under management.

24 July 2015

CVC’s Chinese education counselor EIC looks to raise $500m IPO

classroom-15593_640 CVC Capital Partners-backed Education International Corp (EIC) is reportedly looking to raise up to $500m through its planned Hong Kong IPO, AltAssets understands.

24 July 2015

Advent looks to list Equiniti after sale falls through

chart-594212_640 Global private equity firm Advent International is reportedly looking to list share registration services firm Equiniti after failing to find a buyer, AltAssets understands.

24 July 2015

CVC completes €477m purchase of PKP’s autility arm

norman-79860_640 London-headquartered buyout firm CVC Capital Partners has made its first move into Poland with the €477m purchase of PKP Energetyka (PKPE).

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