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8 July 2013

EQT hires Morgan Stanley for €500m-plus Swedegas exit

T Swedish private equity firm EQT has reportedly hired Morgan Stanley to sell gas transmission network operator Swedegas three and a half years after buying into the business.

8 July 2013

KKR, Permira fail to find strategic buyer for ProSiebenSat.1

broadcastsq_lrg The private equity owners of German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 have reportedly failed to find a buyer for the slimmed-down business.

8 July 2013

TPG nears buyout deal for Envision Pharmaceutical

US private equity firm TPG Capital is nearing a deal to acquire Envision Pharmaceutical Holdings.

8 July 2013

IDB seeks private equity backing for new restructuring deal

tel aviv 2_sq Israel’s IDB Holding has presented a new debt restructuring proposal, which reportedly is backed by private equity firms, to a Tel Aviv court following the collapse of the previous deal.

8 July 2013

South Korea’s IMM Private Equity takes majority stake in coffee chain Hollys F&B

South Korea’s IMM Private Equity has agreed an $87m investment in Hollys F&B, the owner of café chain Hollys Coffee.

8 July 2013

Microsoft Ventures breaks ground in China with software investment JV

Corporate investment firm Microsoft Ventures has signed a deal with Beijing Centergate Technologies and Stone Group for a new joint venture in China.

8 July 2013

Blue Chip eyeing rapid $50m fundraise following Fund IV, V performance $

blue poker chips Strong performance from the Blue Chip Venture Company’s two most recent funds has spurred it to target $50m for its sixth vehicle within the next 12 months, AltAssets has learned.

8 July 2013

Cermaq receives rival offer for fish food arm following Bain, Altor bid

Norwegian farmed fish company Cermaq has received a rival offer for its fish feed arm EWOS following Bain Capital and Altor’s $1.1bn bid earlier this year.

8 July 2013

Blackstone launches landlord lending unit amid US housing market uptick

real estate_lrg Buyout major Blackstone has reportedly launched a new division offering loans to landlords to take advantage of the US housing market recovery.

8 July 2013

Former UK Trade Minister leads bid for Lloyds Banking stake

Corsair Capital, the private equity firm led by former Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Mervyn Davies, is heading a consortium to buy a stake in Lloyds Banking Group

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