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16 September 2013

Mergermarket draws interest from private equity firms

Financial information publisher Mergermarket, which has been put up for sale by Financial Times publisher Pearson, has reportedly attracted interest from a number of private equity firms.

16 September 2013

Starwood Capital acquires shopping malls from Westfield

shopping mall_lrg Australian retail company Westfield Group has agreed to sell seven shopping centres in the US to a company controlled by Starwood Capital Group in a $1.64bn deal.

16 September 2013

AXA Private Equity backs Novacap’s investment in China’s Yangzi

European private equity firm AXA Private Equity has backed chemicals group Novacap’s bolt-on acquisition of a majority stake in China’s Taixing Yangzi Pharm Chemical.

16 September 2013

Private equity suitors eye BlackBerry sell-off

mobile phone4 Private equity firms and other suitors for BlackBerry are reportedly more interested in bidding for parts of the smartphone maker rather than the whole company.

16 September 2013

Citadel Capital gets go-ahead to seek capital increase as part of strategic shift $

MENA-focused private equity firm Citadel Capital has received regulatory clearance from the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority to seek shareholder approval for an EGP3.64bn ($528m). capital increase

16 September 2013

KKR teams up with New Mountain Capital to bid for IMG Worldwide

tennis balls KKR has reportedly teamed up with fellow private equity firm New Mountain Capital to bid for sports marketing specialist IMG Worldwide.

16 September 2013

TPG, Credit Suisse-backed Grohe receives strategic buyout bids

Private equity-backed German bathroom company Grohe has received final bids from strategic acquirers Geberit, Lixil and Duratex, below the previously reported €4bn asking price.

16 September 2013

Irish online news platform NewsWhip raises $1.1m in seed capital

Ireland-headquartered online news platform NewsWhip has raised $1.1m in seed funding, launching its New York office.

16 September 2013

LDC backs MBO of Isle of Man fiduciary services company Equiom

UK mid-market firm LDC has backed the management buyout of Equiom, a leading provider of fiduciary and administration services on the Isle of Man.

16 September 2013

Perella Weinberg seeks exit from Flagship Rail Service

US investment firm Perella Weinberg Partners is seeking to offload railcar leasing and servicing company Flagship Rail Service, hiring Macquarie to explore a potential sale.


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