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21 November 2013

Bain Capital balks at $2bn TI Automotive asking price, ends buyout talks

TI pumps US private equity firm Bain Capital has apparently pulled out of advanced talks to buy vehicle parts supplier TI Automotive after failing to meet the $2bn asking price.

21 November 2013

Hong Kong’s Gaw Capital acquires Waterside House

Hong Kong-based private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners has made its fourth deal in London since 2010 by acquiring the Waterside House at Paddington alongside a group of South Korean investors in a $321m deal.

21 November 2013

Blackstone to reduce SeaWorld stake to 46%

SeaWorld killer whale Private equity firm Blackstone revealed plans to sell 15m shares in theme park operator Sea World, which was floated in April this year.

21 November 2013

Greenbriar Equity hits halfway point in biggest-ever fundrase $

road-night_sq Greenbriar Equity Group has pulled in more than $630m towards its latest transportation-focused private equity fund, putting it halfway to its expected target.

20 November 2013

KPERS backs Crestview’s third fund with $50m investment $

The State of Kansas Retirement System for Public Employees has backed Crestview Partners’ recently launched third fund, AltAssets has learned.

20 November 2013

LP backing of Mexican private equity soars, more funds to follow $

mexico_flag_170sq Limited partners are taking increasing notice of Mexico as a destination for their private equity commitments amid increasing political stability and declining growth elsewhere, a new report suggests.

20 November 2013

GTCR nets Texas County pension backing for $3.25bn-targeting Fund XI $

The $20bn Texas County & District Retirement System has committed $40m to GTCR’s first buyout fund raised without veteran principal Bruce Rauner.

20 November 2013

Burger King teams up with Everstone to launch Indian joint venture

Private equity firm Everstone Group has launched a joint venture with Burger King to develop the restaurant chain’s business in India.

20 November 2013

Hellman & Friedman nears Scout 24 stake purchase from Deutsche Telekom

US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has reportedly entered pole position to pick up 70 per cent of Deutsche Telekom’s online classifieds business Scout24.

20 November 2013

JC Flowers acquires majority stake in Eurovita

Private equity firm JC Flowers has acquired a 39 per cent stake in life insurer Eurovita Assicurazioni from insurance group Aviva for €33m.

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