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29 November 2012

Providence, Apax linked with €6bn deal for Brazil’s broadband operator GVT

Providence Equity Partners and Apax Partners have been linked with a deal for French media company Vivendi’s Brazilian broadband business GVT which could top €6bn, it is understood.

29 November 2012

Capital Dynamics buys US solar power portfolio

Private equity firm Capital Dynamics has purchased a 12.8MW portfolio of US solar power projects from energy company EDF.

29 November 2012

No deal for Advance Auto Part despite private equity interest

Private equity interest in Advance Auto Parts has failed to turn into a solid bid for the retailer, it is understood.

29 November 2012

Advent baulks at increasing €1.5bn Douglas Holding offer

Douglas Holding - AltAssets Private Equity News Advent International has refused to increase its €1.5bn offer for listed German retail group Douglas Holdings despite not having enough shareholder support to take control of the company.

29 November 2012

Providence last buyout house standing in ProSiebenSat1 Nordic auction

tv-aerial_lrg Providence Equity Partners looks set to go head to head with media group Discovery Communications to buy ProSiebenSat1’s Nordic TV channels, it has emerged.

29 November 2012

‘PayPal Mafia’ boost Series A for cloud business platform CapLinked

dollars10_sq Cloud-based business platform CapLinked has completed its $1.6m Series A venture financing round with investors including FF Angel, Siemer Ventures, 500 Startups, Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel, former Bertelsmann executive Andrej Henkler, and Alexsis de Raadt-St James, chairman of the Althea Foundation.

29 November 2012

Ares Management scores $320m IPO for CLO fund

Alternative asset manager Ares Management has completed an IPO for its Ares Dynamic Credit Allocation Fund on the New York Stock Exchange.

29 November 2012

Acquia venture financing hits $68.5m

Acquia, the enterprise guide to open source social publishing system Drupal, has completed a $30m financing round, bringing total investment in the company to $68.5m.

29 November 2012

Clearlight Partners closes third $300m fund thanks to lone investorp

light_dark_depth_sea_170sq US-based private equity firm Clearlight Partners has closed its third fund on $300m after receiving repeated backing from its single limited partner.

29 November 2012

Jon Moulton’s Greensphere Capital leads £16m investment in Greenlight AD Powerp

Greensphere Capital has led a £16m investment in UK anaerobic digestion (AD) company Greenlight AD Power.


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