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27 January 2014

Vodafone in talks to buy private equity-backed Ono

telecom tower 2_sq Vodafone is reportedly in talks to acquire private equity-backed Spanish cable operator Grupo Corporativo Ono, which is getting ready for an IPO.

27 January 2014

KKR co-founder Kravis named Sponsors for Educational Opportunity chairman

kravis KKR co-founder Henry Kravis has been elected as chairman of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, a charity which provides educational and career programmes to low-income students.

27 January 2014

Trade exits increase 30% year-on-year for UK private equity mid-market $

Exit volumes and values in the lower mid-market grew in 2013, with trade exits up by almost 30 per cent year-on-year , suggesting a renewed willingness amongst large corporates to invest as economic conditions improve.

27 January 2014

Gores Group acquires 51% stake in Hovis Bakery

hovis UK foods group Premier Foods has agreed to sell a controlling interest in its baking business Hovis to private equity firm The Gores Group for £30m.

27 January 2014

Buyout CFOs have “expertly navigated” post-financial crash environment $

contract-5_sq Private equity chief financial officers around the world have “expertly navigated” the post financial-crash climate thanks to rigour, creativity and a relentless focus on operational efficiencies according to EY.

27 January 2014

Steady stream income investor Harlan Capital launches Fund II $

Private investment firm Harlan Capital Partners is raising its second fund targeting unconventional strategies and asset classes.

27 January 2014

Macquarie raises over $1.8bn for new infrastructure fund

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has raised nearly $1.9bn for its latest infrastructure fund, AltAssets has learned.

27 January 2014

Cerberus, Chatham to exit Innkeepers hotel brand after recouping 92% of investment

Cerberus Capital Management and investment partner Chatham Lodging are looking to sell the Innkeepers hotel brand two years after paying about $1bn for the then bankrupt business.

27 January 2014

Buyout majors, pension giants in hunt for €2bn Vinci parking business

car headlightsq_lrg A trio of private equity majors are expected to go head to head with two Canadian pension fund giants to pay about €2bn for the parking concession business of French construction firm Vinci.

27 January 2014

KKR nears $2bn deal for Sedgwick Claims Management Services

US buyout group KKR is reportedly close to signing a deal to buy US claims processor Sedgwick Claims Management Services from private equity peers Hellman & Friedman and Stone Point Capital for over $2bn.

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