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25 March 2013

China gives green light to yuan fundraisings from Hong Kong

news_china_lrg Private equity firms will now be able to hold fundraisings in Hong Kong for investments in mainland China after the Asian economic giant reportedly agreed to ease regulations.

25 March 2013

Da Vinci Capital second fund secures $20m backing from EBRD

moscow 7_sq Russia’s Da Vinci Capital Management has secured the backing of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for its second venture capital fund.

25 March 2013

Mvisa owners Blackstone and N+1 to go ahead with dividend recap plans

Private equity firms Blackstone and N+1 are reportedly set to receive a €185m payout from metal packing firm Mivisa, which they acquired for $1.3bn in 2011.

25 March 2013

Global IPO capital steady despite dramatic drop in listings $

stock-brokerage-market-share-listed A dramatic drop in global IPOs has failed to dent overall capital raised through the listings thanks to several massive public offerings in the first quarter of 2013, new research has shown.

25 March 2013

Madison Dearborn, Providence-backed CDW files for $500m IPO

IT services company CDW has filed to raise $500m in an IPO which will could see it terminate its management services agreement with its private equity owners.

25 March 2013

Warburg Pincus-backed Bausch & Lomb files for IPO

contact lens Private equity-backed US-based contact lens maker Bausch & Lomb is reportedly looking to raise $100m via an IPO.

25 March 2013

Gordon Brothers Europe saves over 2,000 jobs through Blockbuster buy

Blockbuster Private equity investor Gordon Brothers Europe has saved more than 2,000 jobs after rescuing UK high street DVD and games rental business Blockbuster from administration.

25 March 2013

CVC Capital, RBS collect $528m from Samsonite exit

exit sign_sq Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and state-backed banking group RBS have reportedly exited their stakes in Luxembourg-based suitcase maker Samsonite for a total $528m.

25 March 2013

Blackstone, billionaire Carl Icahn enter race for Dell

Dell laptop Buyout firm Silver Lake Management is reportedly set to complete with peer Blackstone and billionaire investor Carl Icahn for computer giant Dell.

25 March 2013

LDC backs MBO of Validus-IVC, bolt-on acquisition for EDM

Buyout firm LDC has made two deals, having participated in the management buyout of IT firm Validus-IVC and backed EDM Group to make a fifth bolt-on acquisition.

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