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3 October 2013

European overhang clears as exit activity buoys buyout market $

The combined value of exits and refinancings so far this year continues to outstrip the value of new deals in Europe, as private equity firms seek to divest their portfolio companies and areturn capital to their investors ahead of making new investments and raising new funds.

2 October 2013

EQT hires TPG exec Jeroen Regeur for Amsterdam-based investment team

????????? Scandinavian private equity giant EQT Partners has reportedly tempted TPG Capital executive Jeroen Regeur to join the firm.

2 October 2013

Apollo completes $400m buyout of Pitney Bowes management services unit

contract-5_sq Private equity major Apollo Global Management has completed a $400m cash deal for Pitney Bowes Management Services from its parent company.

2 October 2013

Omnes continues post spin-out investment spree with €3m Opsona backing

Opsona research lab Omnes Capital has continued its investment spree since splitting from temporary owner Coller Capital in January by investing €3m in immune drug development company Opsona Therapeutics.

2 October 2013

Bain-backed Burlington prices IPO above range amid strong demand

burlington Private equity-backed clothing and furnishings retailer Burlington Stores has prices its IPO at $17 per share, which is ahead of its previously stated range of $14 to $16.

2 October 2013

Bridgepoint acquires Polish biscuit maker Dr Gerard

dr g Private equity firm Bridgepoint has bought Polish biscuit manufacturer Dr Gerard from Groupe Poult of France.

2 October 2013

Buyout NAVs up in H1 as exit environment, public markets improve $

Average net asset values across private equity funds rose about 6.6 per cent in the first half of 2013 thanks to an improving exit environment and rising share prices for comparable listed companies, new research has shown.

2 October 2013

Great Point Partners hits $150m mark for second fund $

Healthcare and life sciences focused investment firm Great Point Partners has secured additional commitments for its second fund and confirmed that Wedge Alternatives is acting as a placement agent for the vehicle.

2 October 2013

Leveraged buyout folly Energy Future Holdings could restructure as bankruptcy looms

Energy Future Holdings Corp, which was acquired in the world’s biggest leveraged buyout in 2007, could have a gained a lifeline in a bid to avoiding bankruptcy, after one of its creditors hired advisers to explore a restructuring plan.

2 October 2013

Shamrock Capital passes Harlem Globetrotters franchise to Herschend

Harlem Globetrotters LA-based private equity firm Shamrock Capital has sold legendary basketball exhibition franchise the Harlem Globetrotters after owning the team for the last eight years.

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