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11 December 2012

Gardner Denver private equity hopefuls could lose out to SPX

Gardner-Denver-pump Four private equity firms interested in industrial equipment maker Gardner Denver have suffered a blow after global manufacturing group SPX entered exclusive talks to buy the company, it is understood.

11 December 2012

Chinese state-backed fund makes biggest-ever China-US acquisition

A Chinese state-backed aviation fund has backed the largest-ever Chinese acquisition of a US company through a $4.23bn deal for 80 per cent of AIG’s aircraft leasing unit.

11 December 2012

HitecVision exits Norwegian oil & gas company Spring Energy for $372.3m

Oil and gas-focused investment firm HitecVision has sold Spring Energy to Tullow Oil for $372.3m, including a deferred contribution of up to $300m, contingent on future well results.

11 December 2012

FF&P doubles money selling American Idol voting system

HIG Growth Partners and Moorgate Partners have backed the MBO for Telescope, the US business of Harvest Media Group. Exiting investors, led by FF&P Private Equity, the private equity business of Fleming Family & Partners, have nearly doubled their money, achieving a return of 1.9 times from their investment.

11 December 2012

Triton completes European Directories deal

telephone-cable_sq Northern Europe-focused private equity firm Triton has completed the take-private deal for lead generation company European Directories, after acquiring the company’s debt for €240m earlier in the year.

10 December 2012

Sentinel Capital exits third-largest Pizza Hut franchise in the US

curry Lower mid-market private equity firm Sentinel Capital Partners has sold California’s largest Pizza Hut franchise after a four-year buy-and-build.

10 December 2012

China New Enterprise Investment invests $20m in Juxin Internal Leasing

Growth investment firm China New Enterprise Investment has led a $20m Series B investment in Juxin Internal Leasing.

10 December 2012

Chicago’s Prospect Partners exits Pipp to Novacap

Chicago-based lower mid-market investor Prospect Partners has sold its portfolio company, mobile storage solutions Pipp Mobile Storage Systems, to Canadian private equity firm Novacap

10 December 2012

UK private equity tech market rebounds following lacklustre 2011p

The UK’s private equity technology market has rebounded this year following a difficult 2011 which saw total deal value halve, new research has shown.

10 December 2012

Interview: Genevieve Sangudi, Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africap

sangudi_carlyle_170sq Carlyle last year became the first global buyout firm to establish a presence in Sub Saharan Africa and recently sealed its first deal in the region. Managing director Genevieve Sangudi spoke to AltAssets about the firm's strategy on the continent.

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