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11 April 2013

Blackstone, Carlyle and KKR make $11bn offer for Life Tech

Buyout majors Blackstone, Carlyle and KKR have reportedly teamed up to make a $11bn bid for testing equipment maker Life Technologies.

11 April 2013

Ridgemont outstrips target for first fund since Bank of America spinout $

Bank of America spinout Ridgemont Equity Partners has beaten its initial target by gathering $735m for its debut fund, AltAssets has learned.

11 April 2013

Carlyle Group hires ex-UBS banker to run new Indonesia office

indonesia5sq_lrg The Carlyle Group is reportedly set to become the first major buyout firm to open an office in Indonesia after hiring a former UBS banker to spearhead operations in the country.

11 April 2013

MidOcean Partners withdraws EDAC offer

Private equity firm MidOcean Partners and Public Sector Pension Investment Board have withdrawn their $18.25 per share offer for aerospace and industrial components maker EDAC Technologies Corporation.

11 April 2013

Obama plans to double tax rate for carried interest execs ‘gaming the system’

US private equity and venture fund managers could see their tax rates nearly double if US President Barack Obama succeeds in pushing his 2014 budget proposals through the Congress.

11 April 2013

Insurance companies grow alternatives in face of “unprecedented challenges” $

“Unprecedented challenges” facing the insurance sector mean insurers must take significant steps to adapt their investment strategies, including new and alternative asset classes, according to new research.

10 April 2013

Outlook for African private equity “extremely positive”, says AVCA $

Exiting an African private equity investment is not as hard as widely perceived and the overall outlook for the industry is "extremely positive", the African Venture Capital Association has argued.

10 April 2013

Alterna Capital Partners nearing $337m second close for latest fund $

connecticut_sq Wilton, Connecticut-based private equity firm Alterna Capital Partners is about to hold a $337m second close for its second fund, AltAssets has learned.

10 April 2013

Mishcon de Reya ramps up private equity team with new hires

Simon Sale Mishcon de Reya London-headquartered law firm Mishcon de Reya has poached a trio of private equity specialists from competitor Dundas & Wilson to expand its own department.

10 April 2013

Carlyle acquires Shanghai office building for $267m

Buyout house The Carlyle Group has acquired the Central Plaza office building in Shanghai for $267m from real estate group Forterra Trust.

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