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28 May 2013

Warburg Pincus set to get 3x return from Bausch & Lomb sale

contact lens Valeant Pharmaceuticals has acquired contact lens maker Bausch and Lomb from Warburg Pincus for $8.7bn in cash, giving the buyout major a return of three times.

28 May 2013

Y Combinator partners eye $25m fundraise for second Initialized vehicle $

seed_170sq Initialized Capital, the venture capital fund launched by Y Combinator partners Garry Tan, Alexis Ohanian and Harj Taggar, has launched a new investment vehicle targeting $25m.

28 May 2013

Infrastructure investor DIF agrees French university PPP project

Infrastructure investor DIF has reached financial close on a PPP project at Toulouse-Mirail University in Toulouse, south-western France.

28 May 2013

PE-backed motorbike dealer MPM targets expansion following $150m IPO

Private equity-backed Indonesian motorcycle distributor Mitra Pinasthika Mustika (MPM) is looking to bolt-on a car rental company with proceeds from its imminent IPO.

28 May 2013

Charterhouse Capital could extend investment period for ninth fund

UK-based private equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners is reportedly considering a 12 month extension to the investment period of its €4bn ninth fund.

28 May 2013

China’s CIC brings in ex-ICBC vice president as supervisory board head

Li Xiaopeng CIC Chinese sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp has replaced supervisory board chairman Jin Liqun with Li Xiaopeng after five years in the role.

28 May 2013

Bain Capital, Carlyle and Blackstone mulling bids for Optus Satellite

Buyout majors Bain Capital, Carlyle and Blackstone are reportedly considering bids for the Australian satellite business of Singapore Telecommunications, which is now up for sale and could fetch as much as A$2bn.

28 May 2013

IL&FS, Standard Chartered target $600m infrastructure fund

Asia-focused IL&FS Investment Managers and Standard Chartered Private Equity targeting an INR 3,344 crore ($600m) fundraise for their latest infrastructure investment fund.

28 May 2013

TPG, Gavea-backed airline Azul Linhas plans $530m IPO

Azul Linhas Aereas Private equity-backed Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras is believed to be targeting BRL1.1bn ($536m) from an IPO as it looks to increase the size of its fleet.

28 May 2013

Texas Teachers to receive increased contributions to address shortfall threat

State lawmakers have legislated to increase contributions to Texas’s $116bn teachers’ pension fund in a bid to avoid a funding shortfall

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