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9 January 2013

EMPEA CEO Sarah Alexander leaves for Abraaj Group $

The Abraaj Group has named Sarah Alexander as a managing director following her announced exit from the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, where she currently serves as president and CEO.

9 January 2013

East Capital exits Latvia’s ELKO Grupa $

East Capital has successfully exited Latvian IT company ELKO Grupa on behalf of three East Capital funds: East Capital Bering New Europe Fund, East Capital Bering Russia Fund, and East Capital Bering Ukraine Fund.

9 January 2013

IDFC Private Equity’s Green Infra seeks $150m for Indian wind farms

India-based renewable energy producer Green Infra is reportedly hoping to raise $150m for new wind power projects.

9 January 2013

Sterling Partners dips into new fund for pilot school deal $

US mid-market firm Sterling Partners has dipped into its latest fund to buy Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, an aviation-maintenance school for training pilots, aviation technicians and nondestructive testing professionals.

9 January 2013

GSO Capital exits Bear Tracker to Summit Midstream for $513m

Credit-orientated alternative asset manager GSO Capital Partners has agreed to sell midstream energy company Bear Tracker Investments to Summit Midstream Partners for $513m.

9 January 2013

Private equity bidders return for Gardner Denver talks

US industrial equipment company Gardner Denver could still be acquired by buyout firms KKR & Co. and Advent International after having been initially outbid by strategic buyer SPX.

9 January 2013

Onex appoints healthcare lead Josh Hausman as managing director

Toronto-listed investment group Onex Corporation has named Josh Hausman managing director.

9 January 2013

Kayne Anderson raises $1.6bn for sixth energy fund

Oil and gas-focused Kayne Anderson Energy Funds has closed its sixth fund, Kayne Anderson Energy Fund VI, with total commitments of $1.6bn.

9 January 2013

US Venture Partners adds former DFJ exec Emily Melton

Silicon Valley-based early stage venture capital firm US Venture Partners has added Emily Melton has joined the firm as venture partner, targeting the mobile services, social media, and consumer services sectors.

9 January 2013

Actis makes minority investment in Chinese medtech company Nanjing Micro-Tech

Emerging markets investor Actis has made a “significant” minority investment in Nanjing Micro-Tech, a manufacturer of specialist medical equipment to both Chinese and international hospitals and surgeries.


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