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15 January 2013

Sterling Investment Partners makes headway with third fund $

Sterling Investment Partners has gathered almost a third of its target towards its third buyout fund, capping a busy year for the US lower mid-market private equity firm.

15 January 2013

Altium Capital partners with Petsky Prunier for cross-border M&A $

Phil Adams 2 altium_sq Altium Capital, the former corporate finance arm of global buyout giant Apax Partners, has formed a strategic partnership with US mid-market investment bank Petsky Prunier as part of efforts to expand its presence in the region.

15 January 2013

Hony Capital exits electric bike battery maker Chaowei Power

Chinese private equity investor Hony Capital has sold its 14 per cent stake in electric bicycle battery maker Chaowei Power.

15 January 2013

Target Partners makes €2m Finanzchef24 investment

Munich-based venture capital firm Target Partners has made a €2m investment in online insurance and banking product marketplace Finanzchef24.

15 January 2013

Ironbridge agrees NZ$501m EnviroWaste sale to Hong Kong’s CKI

EnviroWaste Antipodean private equity investor Ironbridge has agreed to sell New Zealand-based waste company EnviroWaste to CKI for NZ$501m.

15 January 2013

Investcorp sells CCC Information Services to Leonard Green

collision-car-crash_sq Middle East-based private equity firm Investcorp has sold CCC Information Services, a North American provider of software to the insurance automotive claims and collision repair industries, to US-based private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners.

15 January 2013

BanyanTree Growth Capital nears $150m in Fund II second close

India-focused BanyanTree Growth Capital is entering the final three months of fundraising for its second investment vehicle after holding a second close of almost $150m.

15 January 2013

Apollo Global seals coal mining partnership with NRI Management

nri management_sq New York-based buyout titan Apollo has committed $300m to a strategic partnership with mining investor NRI Management which will see the pair invest in mining properties in established regions around the world, with a primary focus on coal.

15 January 2013

Business Growth Fund adds former Advent International partner Rory Pope

UK SME investor Business Growth Fund has hired former Advent International partner Rory Pope as an investment director in the firm’s London office.

15 January 2013

Carousel collects $265m for fourth Southeastern US-focused buyout fund

Carousel Capital has closed its fourth buyout fund on $265.5m a total of 18 months after netting its first commitments.


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