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23 January 2013

Buy-Out Central Europe nears sale of chemical maker Chemson

chemson_sq Vienna-based private equity fund Buy-Out Central Europe II Beteiligungs-Invest is reportedly close to selling Austrian chemical company Chemson Polymer-Additive.

23 January 2013

Lower mid-market provides “backbone of UK deal flow” $

Activity in the UK’s lower mid-market private equity space should continue to grow in 2013 as market conditions favour smaller transactions over larger deals.

23 January 2013

Morgan Stanley nears $750m first close for fourth Asia fund $

Morgan Stanley is eyeing a first close of up to $750m for its latest Asia-focused vehicle before the end of the month, AltAssets has learned.

23 January 2013

Bridgepoint to hire JP Morgan to explore options for Diaverum

news_redcross_lrg European mid-market buyout house Bridgepoint is reportedly hiring JP Morgan to explore options for Diaverum, the Swedish kidney dialysis company that could fetch more than €1bn.

23 January 2013

Inflexion hires former Abbott Mead Vickers exec as digital director

Charlie Cannell_sq Inflexion has hired Charlie Cannell as digital director, who will take a leading role in the UK lower mid-market buyout firm’s portfolio company activities in the digital space.

23 January 2013

Hollywood actress Katie Holmes invests in PE-backed Alterna Haircare

Katie Holmes Alterna Haircare Hollywood superstar Katie Holmes has become co-owner of TSG Consumer Partners-backed shampoo maker Alterna Haircare.

23 January 2013

Investcorp continues deal spree with FishNet Security buyout

Middle East-based private equity firm Investcorp has bought a controlling stake in FishNet Security, a US IT solutions security company, from Chicago buyout house Lake Capital.

23 January 2013

Microsoft in talks to invest up to $3bn in mezz financing for Dell buyout

Microsoft Corp is reported to be in talks to invest between $1bn and $3bn of mezzanine financing in the potential buyout of US technology giant Dell.

23 January 2013

Lindsay Goldberg makes $100m Value Place investment

Value Place Private equity house Lindsay Goldberg has invested $100m in hotel and motel franchiser Value Place.

23 January 2013

Hilco UK buys up HMV debt from Lloyds, RBS

broken-cd_sq Hilco UK, the retail restructuring specialist, has effectively taken control of HMV by buying up the stricken music retailer’s bank debt.

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