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12 December 2012

Lion’s Head seeks $100m for emerging-markets vehicle

London-based merchant bank Lion’s Head is seeking $100m for its Lion’s Head Global Partners fund. The firm, which undertakes advisory, financial structuring, capital raising and asset management services, operates in emerging markets with a focus on sub Saharan Africa. The firm is headed by its chairman and partner Bim Hundal who previously served as managing[...]

12 December 2012

ESMA proposals impact €3bn of UCITS assets, says report $

ESMA proposals limiting the use of indices by UCITS funds will require a change in investment approach for €3bn of CTA UCITS assets, according to a new report

12 December 2012

IFC eyes $200m closing in early 2013 for green fund of funds $

The IFC has revealed it hopes to hold a first closing of its green-focused fund of funds in early 2013 - on more than $200m.

12 December 2012

Hong Kong looks to tighten IPO rules for banking sponsors

chain_lrg Investment banks sponsoring IPOs in Hong Kong will have criminal and civil liability for defective prospectuses under new recommendations from the city’s Securities and Futures Commission.

12 December 2012

Lone Star Funds to buy German real estate group TLG Immobilien for €1.1bn

US private equity firm Lone Star Funds is to acquire German commercial buildings company TLG Immobilien from the country’s Federal Ministry of Finance, for €1.1bn.

12 December 2012

Standard Chartered PE-backed Malakoff eyeing 2013 IPO

lightbulb_lrg Standard Chartered Private Equity-backed Malaysian power generator Malakoff is planning an IPO in the second quarter of 2013.

12 December 2012

Verdane returns 6x on Nordic contact lens company LensOn exit

Verdane Capital has made a 6x return on its sale of Nordic contact lens company LensOn, only one week after scoring a 4x return on its sale of TeamTec Invest

12 December 2012

3i nears second Brazil buyout 12 months after debut deal

UK private equity firm 3i is nearing its second deal in Brazil, one year after inking its first transaction in the country.

12 December 2012

Thai early-stage firm M8VC planning $9.8m of venture, incubator deals

incubator New Thailand-based venture capital firm M8VC is planning to invest up to THB300m ($9.8m) into early-stage technology companies in the country.

12 December 2012

Axcel sells porcelain dinner service inventor Royal Copenhagen for €66m

royal_copenhage_altassets Danish private equity group Axcel has sold Scandinavian porcelain company Royal Copenhagen to Fiskars for €66m.


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