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16 September 2013

Perella Weinberg seeks exit from Flagship Rail Service

US investment firm Perella Weinberg Partners is seeking to offload railcar leasing and servicing company Flagship Rail Service, hiring Macquarie to explore a potential sale.

16 September 2013

Saudi Arabia’s Alkhabeer Capital buys Anchor Allied from Masharie

Saudi Arabian asset management firm Alkhabeer Capital has bought a strategic equity stake in spray paint manufacturer Anchor Allied Factory from Masharie, an investment subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC.

16 September 2013

KKR, Abraaj to make second round bids for Saudi fast food chain Kudu

saudi arabia mosque sunset islam Private equity firms KKR and Abraaj Group are reportedly in competition to buy a 60 per cent interest in Saudi Arabian fast food restaurant chain Kudu.

16 September 2013

French VC Serena Capital raises €100m towards second fund $

Paris-based technology venture and growth investment firm Serena Capital has raised €100m in the first closing of its Serena II fund, with a hard cap set at €125m.

13 September 2013

SEC examination of private equity funds burdensome, inefficient, say House Republicans

us flag6_sq Two House Republicans said the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s examination regulations are “too burdensome” for private equity fund managers.

13 September 2013

Austrian insurer Uniqa sells off €400m portfolio of PE commitments

Austrian insurer Uniqa Versicherugen has agreed to sell a €400m portfolio of private equity fund commitments to comply with new Solvency II rules requiring them to maintain capital reserves to offset risky assets.

13 September 2013

KKR fully exits Danish telco TDC by selling stake for $744m

telecom tower 2_sq Private equity major KKR has raked in $744m selling its 11 per cent stake in Danish telecoms company TDC, which it bought into as part of buyout consortium NTC in 2006.

13 September 2013

Carlyle raises more than $11bn for flagship fund, lifts hard cap

Buyout major Carlyle has reportedly raised the fundraising limit for its latest fund after receiving strong demand from LPs.

13 September 2013

UPDATE: Quantum Energy affiliate returns to fundraising with new $1bn-targeting energy fund $

Energy-focused private equity major Quantum Energy Partners is back in the fundraising market with a $1bn-targeting vehicle, AltAssets can reveal.

13 September 2013

Accent Equity Partners plans to float retailer Candyking

Private equity-backed Swedish confectionery retailer Candyking is reportedly looking to float on the Stockholm Stock Exchange this year.


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