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4 February 2013

Archer Capital sells Ausfuel to Trafigura’s Puma Energy

M Australian buyout house Archer Capital has agreed to sell petrol station and oil import terminal business Ausfuel to Puma Energy, an emerging markets-focused subsidiary of Dutch commodity giant Trafigura.

4 February 2013

3i Asia head, India senior exec to leave firm

Anil Ahuja 3i London-headquartered private equity firm 3i has lost experienced Asia head Anil Ahuja after eight years with the business.

4 February 2013

Blackstone obtains securities underwriting licence

stock-brokerage-market-share-listed Blackstone is reported to have quietly secured a securities underwriting licence, marking the global buyout giant’s continued diversification beyond capital markets and into investment banking territory.

4 February 2013

KKR, Permira hire JP Morgan for ProSiebenSat1 exit

KKR and Permira are reportedly considering selling their controlling stake in German satellite broadcaster ProSiebenSat1.

4 February 2013

IDG Ventures India markets second early-stage tech fund $

The Indian arm of global venture capital firm IDG Ventures is in the market with its second fund, which will target early-stage technology investments in India.

4 February 2013

Infrastructure investment giant Alinda Capital makes Alex Black partner

Alinda Capital Partners, the world’s largest independently-owned infrastructure investment firm, has made managing director Alex Black a partner.

4 February 2013

Apax spin-off Altium continues global push with Allegro tie-up $

Phil Adams 2 altium_sq Altium Capital has formed a strategic partnership with Indian investment bank Allegro Advisors in a bid to expand its presence in the region, marking the Apax corporate finance spin-off’s second such relationship to be announced this year.

1 February 2013

TakeLessons inks $4m venture capital round

TakeLessons, an online service marketplace for music lessons in the US, has completed a $4m round of venture capital financing, bringing the total investment into the company to more than $12m.

1 February 2013

Primary Capital nets stellar return on sale of Napier Turbochargers

napier_sq Primary Capital has sold British engineering business Napier Turbochargers to New York-listed trade buyer Wabtec Corp, delivering a stellar return for investors in the lower mid-market buyout firm’s third fund.

1 February 2013

GVC Gaesco venture capital arm launches second fund

barcelona-2_sq VenturCap, the venture capital arm of Spanish financial services group GVC Gaesco, has launched its second investment fund targeting investments in e-commerce, software and healthcare.

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