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8 February 2013

CapMan CEO Lennart Simonsen resigns after three years

Lennart Simonsen CapMan The CEO of listed European private equity firm CapMan has resigned after three years in the job.

8 February 2013

EFH hires Kirkland & Ellis, Blackstone for potential restructuring

Energy Future Holdings, the Dallas-based utility whose $45bn takeover at the height of the buyout boom stands as the world’s largest private equity takeovers, has reportedly hired advisors to lay the foundations for a potential restructuring.

8 February 2013

UK private equity eyes big returns from oilfield services space $

The rising demand for energy and the growing sophistication of the industry’s engineering capabilities are making the oilfield services space an attractive area for private equity firms to invest in, according to Clearwater Corporate Finance.

8 February 2013

Doughty Hanson cuts real estate, tech venture from strategy $

UK mid-market private equity firm Doughty Hanson has announced it will not raise any more real estate or technology venture funds, a move which follows the creation of a new partnership structure in the wake of the death of its co-founder.

8 February 2013

Latin American PE drive to continue in 2013 despite economic slowdowns $

Latin America’s strong economic performance is set to continue to drive private equity investments on the continent despite substantial slowdowns in several key economies.

8 February 2013

Permira-backed Hugo Boss enjoys record year

Double-digit growth in sales and earnings made 2012 the most successful year to date for German fashion house Hugo Boss, which is majority owned by private equity firm Permira.

8 February 2013

France’s Salvepar exits three investments, nets €23.9m

Listed investment firm Salvepar has completed exits for three of its portfolio companies, realising nearly €24m.

8 February 2013

Palatine’s Wealth at Work hires former Mercer CEO as chairman

Wealth at Work, a provider of financial education and employee wealth management services in the workplace backed by Manchester, UK-based Palatine Private Equity, has hired former Mercer CEO Alan Whalley as its new chairman.

8 February 2013

Ambienta considers exit for green utility ICQ Holding

European private equity firm Ambienta, which has just embarked on raising a €300m second vehicle, is reportedly planning to sell its stake in green utility ICQ Holding.

8 February 2013

Paine & Partners backs Costa Group’s deal for Adelaide Mushrooms

Private equity firm Paine & Partners has backed Australian food group Costa in its acquisition of Adelaide Mushrooms.

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