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5 July 2013

Chiyoda Corporation buys stake in Xodus from private equity backers

Energy consultancy Xodus Group has agreed a new investment from Japanese oil and gas engineering contractor Chiyoda Corporation, taking a stake from existing backers Simmons Parallel Private and Sunrise Xodus.

5 July 2013

TPG-backed Shriram Capital ready to sell 10% stake to Piramal

TPG Capital-backed financial services conglomerate Shriram Capital is set to sell a 10 per cent stake in itself to Indian conglomerate Piramal, it is understood.

5 July 2013

Public markets far more unstable than venture investments, says Bright Capital’s Chuchkevich $

chuchkevich Interest in venture funds among LPs has fallen sharply, but Bright Capital’s Mikhail Chuchkevich believes this will put his firm on a stronger footing when it starts deploying its new funds.

5 July 2013

Secondary deals surge as LPs rebalance portfolios $

Possible taxation changes in the US and difficult exit environment were not the primary driving forces behind the surge in secondary market activity seen last year and so far in 2013, according to head of private equity risk solutions at Tullet Prebon Kishore Kansal.

5 July 2013

Qiming promotes head of healthcare practice to managing partner

leung Chinese venture capital firm Qiming Venture Partners has promoted head of its healthcare practice Nisa Leung, pictured, to managing partner.

5 July 2013

Dell stakeholders want alternative option to $24.4bn take-private

delll Dell shareholders are reportedly urging the board to come up with an alternative plan to the $24.4bn take private offer from CEO Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake.

5 July 2013

Temasek eyes UK, US expansion amid record $168bn portfolio value $

Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek is planning a push into Europe and North America through the opening of two new offices as it looks to expand its already record-high S$215bn ($168bn) portfolio.

5 July 2013

AXA buys Unicredit’s stake in Italian hospital operator HISI

European private equity investor AXA Private Equity has agreed to acquire European banking group Unicredit’s 40 per cent stake in hospital operator HISI.

5 July 2013

Mobius mulls private equity investments in Africa

Mobius Emerging markets fund manager Mark Mobius is considering private equity investments to increase exposure to Africa.

5 July 2013

Tiger Global, Accel back Indian real estate portal CommonFloor

Indian real estate website CommonFloor has raised $7.5m from hedge fund investor Tiger Global Management and venture capital firm Accel Partners.


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