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4 March 2013

Merrill Lynch sued by former PE executive Turner

Former private equity executive of Bank of America Merrill Lynch Matthew Turner is reportedly taking legal action to collect bonuses of $14m that he claims the company promised him but failed to pay.

4 March 2013

Better Capital bags £5m pre-costs profit on swift ATH debt sale

coal_lrg UK turnaround investor Better Capital has made a swift £5m profit by selling some of the debt of struggling coal miner ATH Resources after holding it for three months.

4 March 2013

KKR revamps European team ahead of new fundraise

KKR has retooled its European investment team in the buildup to the raising of its first fund in the region since the financial crisis.

4 March 2013

KKR brings Japan team to 12 with new director hires

Sakae Suzuki KKR US buyout giant KKR has raided Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company to hire two new directors for its Japanese private equity operations.

4 March 2013

HST Partners invests in MetGen

Finland HST Partners has strengthened its commitment to Finnish disruptive enzymatic products developer MetGen by making another investment after participating in a recent fundraiser.

4 March 2013

Apax, Permira-backed New Look looks to China to revive fortunes

clothing-scarves-2 Apax and Permira-backed fashion chain New Look is reportedly planning to tap into the burgeoning Chinese market this year under the gaze of new chief executive Anders Kristiansen.

4 March 2013

CVC Capital eyes bid for McCarthy & Stone, hires former Lloyds Bank chief exec Eric Daniels

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is reported to be planning a bid for UK retirement home company McCarthy & Stone, in a deal that could reach £500M.

4 March 2013

DMB acquires German manufacturing firm Stoll

tractor2_lrg Investment group DMB has acquired Germany manufacturing firm Wilhelm Stoll Maschinenfabrik to support its plans to expand internationally and strengthen its market share.

1 March 2013

Arle to continue Candover portfolio management despite 10.7% value drop $

Malcolm Fallen Candover Arle Capital-managed private equity investment trust Candover has seen its portfolio valuation slump more than 10 per cent in 2012, contributing to a 15 per cent drop in Net Asset Value.

1 March 2013

US private equity still suffering the effects of the credit crunch $

coyne Financial advisors are still anxious about putting money into private equity due to a large number of players in the market and the lingering impact of the financial crisis, a new survey has suggested.

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