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5 December 2013

Former Doughty Hanson executive joins CPPIB as senior principal

Former co-head of private equity at Doughty Hanson Mark Corbidge has joined the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as a senior principal.

5 December 2013

Emerging Capital Partners nets 2.6x return from MTN Côte d’Ivoire exit

africa woman women_sq Private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) has exited Ivory Coast-based mobile network operator MTN Côte d’Ivoire for a return of 2.6 times after six years of ownership.

5 December 2013

Apax Partners co-founder Halusa to step down as CEO $

Martin-Halusa_sq Apax Partners chief executive and co-founder Martin Halusa will step down as CEO in January, six months after guiding the firm to a $7.5bn final close for its latest flagship fund.

5 December 2013

KKR-backed Auto-Teile Unger reaches restructuring deal with creditors

car headlightsq_lrg Private equity-backed Auto-Teile Unger has unveiled a restructuring deal, which will see German car repair chain reduce its debt by over €600m.

5 December 2013

American Securities exits General Chemical for $860m

general chemical Private equity firm American Securities has exited its investment in General Chemical Corporation to Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in an $860m deal after four years of ownership.

5 December 2013

Vitruvian Partners closes second fund on £1bn

pounds3_lrg European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners has closed its second fund on its £1bn hard cap.

5 December 2013

Record level of dry powder to drive private equity dealmaking in 2014 $

The record level of dry powder for private equity funds globally could lead to a concerted push to put this money to work in 2014.

5 December 2013

LDC adds two investment directors to Manchester office

L-R Ibbett, Wright (LDC) UK private equity firm LDC has bolstered its team by adding experienced corporate financiers Richard Ibbett and Chris Wright to its Manchester team as investment directors.

4 December 2013

North Bridge Growth Equity names Jim Moran as new general partner

North Bridge Jim Moran North Bridge Growth Equity has hired former venture partner and portfolio company CEO Jim Moran as a general partner.

4 December 2013

Sun Capital receives fundraising boost with 8x Captain D’s exit multiple

Captain D's seafood Sun Capital Partners is reportedly set to make eight-times its initial investment by exiting Captain D’s Seafood Restaurant to mid-market firm Centre Partners.

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