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30 April 2015

Avista sells Armored for $1.4bn

red-sport-car-1103578-m US Private equity firm Avista Capital Partners has agreed to sell Armored AutoGroup in a $1.4bn cash and debt deal.

30 April 2015

Carlyle closes Brazil fund below target on $237m

brazil 2 Buyout major Carlyle Group has reportedly shut off its second so-called local Brazil fund on BRL700m ($237.8m) after around a year-and-a-half in the market.

30 April 2015

PE-backed Enviva looks to collect $200m via IPO

sequoia-trees-forest-wood Private equity-backed Enviva Partners, a provider of wood pellets and woody biomass fuels, is looking to raise $200m for its initial public offering.

30 April 2015

Carlyle beats Q1 expectations despite profit hit from French tax judgement

Listed private equity giant Carlyle beat first quarter results expectations thanks to "investor interest" in its products, despite a French tax judgement which negatively impacted its profits.

30 April 2015

Brookstone earmarks $750m for three Ivory Coast-based hydroelectric dams

hydro dam Private equity investor Brookstone Partners is reportedly planning to invest up to $750m for three hydroelectric dam projects based in Africa’s Ivory Coast via its Moroccan arm Platinum Powers.

30 April 2015

Apax among 20 entities looking to buy Israeli defence firm

tank-3-1406392-m Private equity firm Apax Partners is among 20 Israeli and foreign entities interested in purchasing defence firm Israel Military Industries (IMI), AltAssets understands.

30 April 2015

Onex Corp bags $50m proceeds in $360m sale of casino-hotel Tropicana

roulette casino Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp has agreed the $360m sale of casino-hotel operator Tropicana Las Vegas six years after buying the business out of bankruptcy.

30 April 2015

PE firms in talks to buy LSE’s Russell Investment

meeting-room-112426-m The London Stock Exchange is reportedly in talks with a host of strategic and private-equity firms interested in buying Russell Investment Management, AltAssets has learned.

30 April 2015

Hua Capital nears long-planned buyout deal for OmniVision

semiconductor An investor group led by Chinese private equity firm Hua Capital is reportedly nearing a deal for smartphone and tablet chipmaker OmniVision Technologies which could value the business at about $1.7bn.

29 April 2015

Post-crisis Gulf PE industry ‘more sophisticated’ says new NBK Capital Partners senior MD

Daytime view of Burj Khalifa 2 The post-financial crisis consolidation of the Gulf’s private equity industry has left a core of around 12 experienced major players, which is re-shaping the types of deals being done in the region and how they’re being managed.

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