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18 March 2013

Oaktree-backed Countrywide ups minimum asking price for London IPO

Private equity-backed British estate agency Countrywide Holdings has reportedly lifted the minimum asking price for its shares ahead of its planned IPO in London.

18 March 2013

UK’s Sovereign Capital hires Monica Bergvall to focus on healthcare deals

Monica Bergvall UK-based private equity firm Sovereign Capital has beefed up its direct origination team by appointing Monica Bergvall as an investment manager.

18 March 2013

Breakthrough in private equity exits likely in 2013, report $

exit 15_sq The current year is expected to be a moment of truth – or “promise and peril" according to Bain & Company – as pressure on GPs to sell long-held investments reaches critical levels, while the exit market shows signs of improvement.

18 March 2013

Emergence Capital makes second Harvard Business School hire in nine months

Software and tech enabled services-focused venture capital firm Emergence Capital Partners has hired Alison Berkley Wagonfeld from Harvard Business School as an operating partner.

18 March 2013

Mobile payments providing increasing opportunities for buyout, venture firms $

mobile payment The global boom in mobile phone use has created an enormous opportunity across the private equity spectrum to cash in on mobile payments and e-commerce, according to law firm Sidley Austin’s latest hire Mark Thompson.

18 March 2013

Germany’s Deutsche Beteiligungs sees NAV growth accelerate $

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA German buyout firm Deutsche Beteiligungs today revealed that the NAV of its portfolio expanded at a faster pace in the first quarter than a year ago.

18 March 2013

Falfurrias Capital Partners sets up T&D investment unit, invests in ITEC

Charlotte-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners has set up North American Transmission and Distribution Group and invested in a local equipment manufacturer.

18 March 2013

Institutional investors struggle for sophistication $

While many institutions have tried to replicate the approach and sophistication of Canada’s pension fund investment community, many still fail to fully understand the asset classes in which they operate.

18 March 2013

Canada Pension Plan eyes bid for Urenco

Pension fund Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is reportedly circling uranium enrichment firm Urenco, which has also drawn interest from Canadian uranium producer Cameco.

18 March 2013

Mobeus Equity Partner backs MBO for UK nursery brand Gro Group

UK lower mid-market firm Mobeus Equity Partners has backed the management buyout of Devon, UK-based nursery brand Gro Group.

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