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13 December 2012

Luminous Capital launches $150m vehicle

California-based asset management firm Luminous Capital has launched its LC-Direct Lending Fund with a target of $150m, having already raised $93.1m according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm advises on illiquid securities, tax issues and contingent liabilities which impact asset allocation decisions. Luminous Capital boasts a team of former[...]

13 December 2012

Russian PE trio back cinema company Karo Film

A consortium of Russian private equity investors has committed to supporting a $100m investment programme for cinema chain Karo Film after picking up a controlling stake in the company.

13 December 2012

Hunting Dog Capital on the road for third special situations fund

F2i Fund infra San Francisco, California-based secured debt provider Hunting Dog Capital is seeking $150m for its third Special Situations fund, having already raised $10m through commitments from one LP, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Hunting Dog invests in both private and public companies through senior notes and bridge loans. The[...]

13 December 2012

OMERS Ventures hires David Crow as ‘evangelist in residence’

David-Crow-OMERS-Ventures The venture arm of $55bn Canadian pension fund OMERS has hired David Crow as evangelist in residence to represent the firm within the technology community.

13 December 2012

WestBridge Capital leads £6m MBO for Anglia Business Solutions

Guy Davies WestBridge Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News UK SME investor WestBridge Capital has backed the £6m MBO of “hidden gem” Anglia Business Solutions by taking a 43 per cent stake in the company.

13 December 2012

Endless agrees to back bacon producer Vion MBO

UK-based turnaround specialist Endless has backed the MBO of pork supplier Vion Food UK from Dutch food and ingredients company VION.

13 December 2012

PE-backed Bharti Infratel sees high demand for IPO

telecoms5sq_lrg Private equity-backed telecom tower business Bharti Infratel has seen demand for shares outstrip supply in the largest Indian IPO for more than two years.

13 December 2012

Carlyle raises $620m for fourth CLO fund for 2012

stock-brokerage-market-share-listed Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has raised $620m for its latest collateralised loan obligation fund, the firm’s fourth new-issue CLO in less than a year.

13 December 2012

Warburg targeting mammoth $10bn Bausch & Lomb exit

contact-lens Warburg Pincus is eyeing one of the biggest private equity exits since the financial crisis with a $10bn sale of US contact lens maker Bausch & Lomb, it is understood.

13 December 2012

BC Partners eyes $4bn exit to Wal-Mart for Turkish supermarket Migros Ticaret

UK private equity BC Partners could be in line for a billion-dollar payday following reports that US supermarket giant Wal-Mart is considering buying the firm’s 80 per cent stake in Turkish retail chain Migros Ticaret, in a deal valuing the company at over $4bn.


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