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16 July 2013

Dell buyout hits skids as T. Rowe Price opposes Silver Lake bid

The $24.4bn buyout of computer make Dell by founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Management could be in jeopardy as shareholder T. Rowe Price Group has said it will not support the deal, Bloomberg has reported. Brian Rogers, CIO, T Rowe Price, said, “We continue to believe the proposed buyout does not[...]

16 July 2013

ISIS Equity backs business psychology company YSC with £18m

boardroom3_170sq UK-based private equity investor ISIS Equity Partners has completed an £18m investment in business psychology company YSC.

16 July 2013

DNA decides against €1.3bn private equity buyout

Finnish mobile phone company DNA has decided against a €1.3bn private equity buyout in order to "to clarify the market situation".

16 July 2013

New York regulators look into Athene’s $1.55bn acquisition of Aviva unit

New York financial regulators are reportedly looking into the proposed $1.55bn takeover of insurer Aviva’s US annuity business by private equity firm Apollo-backed Athene Holding.

16 July 2013

IL&FS inks 2.91x return on exit of Indian tool machine builder Bharat Fritz Werner

Private equity firm IL&FS has sold its 19.3 per cent stake in Indian tool machine builder Bharat Fritz Werner for a 2.91x return.

16 July 2013

Grontmij divests French monitoring and testing unit to private equity investors

European engineering group Grontmij has agreed to divest its French monitoring and testing business to investors led by private equity firm Siparex, alongside Bpifrance Investissement, Cathay Capital and BNP Paribas Développement.

16 July 2013

Asia Frontier Capital backs MBO of Leopard Capital

Listed investment manager Asia Frontier Capital has backed a management buyout of private equity firm Leopard Capital by its fund manager Thomas Hugger.

15 July 2013

Brazil’s BTG Pactual acquires submarine cables from telecom group Oi

Brazil's largest telecommunications company Grupo Oi has agreed sold its fiber optic submarine cable unit to a fund controlled by private equity-backed investment bank BTG Pactual.

15 July 2013

Centerbridge Partners backs Focus Financial Partners with $216m

Private equity firm Centerbridge Partners has agreed to invest $216m in Focus Financial Partners, a partnership of wealth management firms.

15 July 2013

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management poaches Goldman Sachs executive

new york 5_sq Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has hired former Goldman Sachs executive Caroline Kitidis as head of its key client partners and wealth investment advisory for the Americas.

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