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19 March 2013

ECM seals first deal from Fund IV with Bergmann Automotive MBO

Germany-based buyout house Equity Capital Management has made the first investment from its €230m fourth fund by purchasing car cylinder maker Bergmann Automotive in a take-private MBO deal.

19 March 2013

Partners Group sees profits and revenues surge amid steady demand

Private equity focused investor Partners Group has reported a 25 per cent surge in full year profits to CHF266m amid strong client demand.

19 March 2013

Siemens Financial Services venture arm launches renminbi fund

The venture capital unit of Siemens Financial Services has launched a renminbi fund aimed at making investment in the Chinese market.

19 March 2013

LDC backs healthcare, oil and gas services companies with £54m investment

news_lloyds_lrg The captive private equity arm of state-backed UK lender Lloyds has invested more than £54m across a pair of deals in the healthcare and oil and gas services sectors, AltAssets has learned.

19 March 2013

Bain Capital Ventures backs $16m AppNeta Series C round

Bain Capital Ventures has helped lead a $16m financing round for cloud-delivered IT service performance manager AppNeta.

19 March 2013

Providence teams up with NFL for global sport and media investments

americanfootball_lrg The National Football League and private equity firm Providence Equity Partners have teamed up to invest in sports and entertainment related media assets.

19 March 2013

ACO investment prepares for $700m spending spree in Myanmar

myanmar burma river boat New York-based buyout firm ACO Investment is reportedly set to inject $700m into Myanmar in an attempt to capitalise on the South East Asian country’s economic potential.

19 March 2013

Buyout giants bid for 3i-owned UK IT company Civica

UK-based private equity firm 3i has received bids from four other buyout houses for its software company Civica, it is understood.

19 March 2013

Investcorp could scrap Armacell sale amid low private equity bidding

armacell pipes Lowball bids for German insulation business Armacell from a trio of private equity firms could reportedly see owner Investcorp scrap the sale.

18 March 2013

Cargill investment arm continues credit fundraise despite beating target $

The independent investment arm of agricultural commodities trading giant Cargill plans to keep fundraising for its second credit vehicle despite bursting through its $1.5bn target, AltAssets has learned.


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