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22 July 2013

Apax-led consortium ups GFI Informatique stake to 78.4%

A consortium led by Apax Partners has moved closer to taking over Euronext-listed IT business GFI Informatique by acquiring a further 19.1 per cent stake for €39.1m.

22 July 2013

KKR acquires 9.5% stake in Indonesia’s TPSF

indonesia5sq_lrg Private equity firm KKR has acquired a 9.5 per cent stake in Indonesian food business PT Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food a fortnight after closing its latest Asian buyout fund on $6bn.

22 July 2013

TPG, Credit Suisse-backed Grohe draws six offers in €4bn-targeting sale

Grohe shower Private equity-backed bathroom equipment maker Grohe has reportedly drawn two more offers from strategic players as it looks to sell for up to €4bn.

22 July 2013

Regulators turn down request to block Billabong’s refinancing deal

surfing2_sq Australian regulators have refused to delay embattled surfwear company Billabong’s A$395m refinancing deal with private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners. The Takeover Panel has declined a request to halt the deal from Oaktree Capital Management and Centerbridge Partners, but said it will investigate the deal, said Reuters. Under the terms of the deal, Altamont will[...]

22 July 2013

CVC underlines ‘two-tier’ fundraising environment by surging to €10.5bn hard cap

European buyout giant CVC Capital Partners has stormed its way to a €10.5bn final close on the hard cap of its latest flagship private equity vehicle.

22 July 2013

GTCR eyes sale of Six3 Systems

Private equity firm GTCR is reportedly looking to sell national security and defence business Six3 Systems, which has a price tag of $1bn.

22 July 2013

‘Imperfect’ AIFMD comes into force but will benefit industry, EVCA says $

Dorte Hoppner 3 New rules governing private equity fundraising sweeping into force today will benefit the asset class despite remaining “imperfect”, the industry lobby body for the continent has said.

22 July 2013

LDC hires 3i’s Hague as investment director

hague Mid-market private equity firm LDC has hired 3i director Gordon Hague as an investment director in its London team.

22 July 2013

M&A activity to remain restrained due to regulatory risks, BRIC ‘issues’ $

Chief financial officer of Blackstone Laurence Tosi believes the recent decline in M&A has to do with regulatory risks, while the BRIC countries are “having issues” and activity there is going to stay restrained.

22 July 2013

PAI-backed Swissport gets exclusivity period for Servisair

airport5sq_lrg Private equity-backed cargo services group Swissport has made an irrevocable and binding offer for Derichebourg’s ground services unit Servisair.

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