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6 March 2013

Vertex sells dbMotion to Allscripts for $235m

israel_flarground_170sq Israel's Vertex Venture Capital has sold health management software group dbMotion to Allscripts Healthcare Solutions for $235m.

6 March 2013

Permira drops fundraising target amid new fundraising extension

European buyout house Permira has reportedly slashed its fundraising target by about a quarter amid a decision to push its first close back for a second time.

6 March 2013

EQT Partners adds Kristiaan Nieuwenburg as regional head for Benelux

Kristiaan Nieuwenburg has joined Northern Europe-focused private equity firm EQT Partners as a partner at EQT Equity and regional head for Benelux.

6 March 2013

PE firms mull joint offer for Life Technologies

sale5_lrg A group of private equity firms including Blackstone are reportedly mulling a joint bid for biotech tools group Life Technologies, which currently has a market value of over $10bn.

6 March 2013

Shenzhen aims to encourage foreign investment into local private equity industry

Shenzhen’s municipal government has launched a new programme to encourage foreign investment in private equity funds.

6 March 2013

RLJ Equity Partners promotes VP Johnson to MD

johnson RLJ Equity Partners has strengthened its management team by promoting Jerry Johnson to managing director from vice president.

6 March 2013

Carlyle target Axminster Carpets slashes three-quarters of workforce

carpet Carlyle buyout target Axminster has shed three-quarters of its workforce after slumping into administration two weeks ago.

6 March 2013

Electra’s Allflex sale attracts scrum of private equity bidders

A who's who of private equity heavyweights including Bain Capital, Blackstone and Carlyle are reportedly interested in bidding for animal identification company Allflex.

6 March 2013

Eurazeo exits Edenred stake for 2x return

Listed investment group Eurazeo has sold its 10.2 per cent stake in French prepaid corporate services group Edenred, realising a return of two times on its initial investment.

6 March 2013

Apollo Global’s Marc Rowan among investors for Beats Electronics spinout

Beats Electronics, the headphones brand co-founded by rap artist Dr Dre has raised $60m from private investors for its new music service, Daisy. Investors include Len Blavatnik’s investment unit Access Industries, Apollo Global Management co-founder Marc Rowan and Australian business mogul James Packer.

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