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31 May 2013

STIC eyes 4x return from Access Bio investment after strong IPO

Korea-based STIC Private Equity is reportedly expecting a 4x return on its $2.2m investment in biotech business Access Bio following a partial exit through an IPO.

31 May 2013

Zurmont Madison leads deal for majority stake in Schaetti Holding

An investor consortium comprising Switzerland-based Zurmont Madison Private Equity, F&C Asset Management, Parvilla SAS and private investment network Co-Investor has agreed to take a majority stake in Schaetti Holding, a maker of thermoplastic powder and granulates.

31 May 2013

CVC targets July 22 close for €9bn buyout fund to avoid AIFMD shackles

London-headquartered private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is reportedly pushing European Union LPs to commit to its €9bn-targeting buyout fund within the next eight weeks to avoid incoming regulations.

31 May 2013

Cerberus’ tender offer for Seibu shares ends today

Private equity firm Cerberus’ recently extended tender for shares in Japanese hotel and rail operator Seibu is set to expire today.

31 May 2013

US Venture Partners promotes award winning Benkoski to partner

Jacques Benkoski US Venture Partners Early stage firm US Venture Partners has expanded its team by promoting Jacques Benkoski to partner and hiring two new ‘in residence’ experts.

31 May 2013

Dell shareholders sue CEO and buyout backers over $24.4bn take-private bid

delll A group of Dell shareholders are taking Michael Dell, the board of directors and private equity firm Silver Lake to court over their $24.4bn take-private offer, which they said undervalued the business.

31 May 2013

Commonfund Capital builds secondaries business with Cari Lodge hire

Institutional investment firm Commonfund has bolstered its secondary markets business by hiring Cari Lodge as director in its Commonfund Capital subsidiary.

31 May 2013

Warburg Pincus, General Atlantic buy 50% stake in Santander asset management unit

Banco Santander has sold a 50 per cent interest in its asset management unit to private equity majors Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic for €700m.

31 May 2013

Focus Media leaves Nasdaq after record buyout

beijing wall china_sq Focus Media Holdings has exited NASDAQ Stock Market following a private equity-backed $3.8bn take-private deal, which was the largest leveraged buyout in China’s history.

30 May 2013

Paul Capital healthcare staff hired by hedge fund Visium

Secondaries-focused private equity firm Paul Capital has reportedly lost four members of its healthcare team to hedge fund Visium Asset Management.

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