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6 December 2012

Sir Philip announces Topshop deal with Leonard Green

topshop_sq British retail tycoon Sir Phillip Green has agreed a deal to sell a 25 per cent stake in Topshop and Topman to Los Angeles-based private equity firm Leonard Green & partners, in a deal that values the two clothing chains at £2bn.

6 December 2012

Vitruvian’s Tinopolis buys Big Fat Gypsy Wedding producer Firecracker

Firecracker Big Fat Gipsy Wedding Tinopolis, a British television production company backed by European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, has bought factual entertainment programme producer Firecracker Films.

6 December 2012

TPC approves $705m bid from First Reserve, SK Capital

Shareholders of TPC Group have approved the sale of the petrochemicals producer to private equity firms First Reserve Corp and SK Capital, after Innospec and Blackstone withdrew their joint offer earlier this week.

6 December 2012

Mansa Capital seals first investment from debut fund, eyes second closep

Mansa Capital Ruben King-Shaw Healthcare-focused investment firm Mansa Capital has made its first investment from its debut fund, which is aiming for a second close by the end of the year.

6 December 2012

Malaysian sovereign fund sells AIA Group stake for $356m

Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional has sold its stake in Hong Kong-listed life insurer AIA Group in an HK$2.76bn ($356m) deal.

6 December 2012

TPG-backed Northstar invests in Indonesian brokerage PT Trimegah

pt-trimegah_sq Northstar, the Jakarta-based private equity firm part-owned by TPG Capital, has bought almost half of listed Indonesian brokerage PT Trimegah Securities.

6 December 2012

Charlesbank, Webster buy PPR’s Redcats US plus-size clothes division

Charlesbank Capital Partners and Webster Capital have bought the US plus-size fashion business of PPR’s Redcats mail order unit for $525m.

6 December 2012

UPDATE: Permira hires former Roche CFO to advise healthcare teamp

Erich-Hunziker_sq European buyout firm Permira has hired former Roche CFO Erich Hunziker as a senior adviser to its healthcare team, in an effort to strengthen its presence in the sector amid raising its latest fund.

6 December 2012

Ventura tables $54m bid for Mexico’s Maxcom Telecomunicaciones

mexico_flag_170sq Mexican private equity firm Ventura Capital has made an MXN700m ($54.2m) offer for phone, internet and TV provider Maxcom Telecomunicaciones.

6 December 2012

Warburg, Baring-backed Asian American Gas delays $200m IPO

Private equity-backed Chinese gas producer Asian American Gas Energy has reportedly postponed its planned $200m IPO after a week of premarketing.

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