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27 November 2012

European Investment Fund, Axis launch European Angels Fund for Spain

The European Investment Fund has partnered with Axis, the venture capital unit of Spanish state-owned bank Instituto Crédito Oficial, to launch the European Angels Fund - Fondo Isabel la Católica.

27 November 2012

NRDC completes IPO of North America’s oldest commercial company

Hudson's Bay - AltAssets Private Equity News Private equity-backed department store Hudson’s Bay has completed a C$365.1m ($367.8m) IPO six years after being taken private.

27 November 2012

KKR suffers Renesas buyout blow after government-backed fund agrees deal

Global buyout giant KKR’s attempt to buy ailing Japanese computer chip maker Renesas has suffered a blow after a government-backed fund agreed to buy a majority stake, it is understood.

27 November 2012

Better Capital finishes investing debut fund, brings AUM to £440m

Better Capital, the listed UK turnaround investor started by former Alchemy Partners founder Jon Moulton, has made its last investment from its debut fund according to financial results released today.

27 November 2012

Morgan Stanley PE Asia agrees $9.3m Hi-24 carve out

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia has agreed an RMB58.1m ($9.3m) carve-out of Hi-24, the convenience store business of China Financial Services Holdings.

27 November 2012

Impax Asset Management buys French wind power project

gamesa_170sq Green private equity firm Impax Asset Management has acquired an 8MW French project from Spanish wind power company Gamesa.

27 November 2012

Shanghai PE Association, CITIC Securities launch $480m fund of funds

china-chinese-mah-jong-game The Shanghai Private Equity Association has teamed up with China’s state back brokerage CITIC Securities to launch an RMB3bn ($481m) fund of funds vehicle, it is understood.

27 November 2012

Nirvana Venture backs social investment bank Grameen Capital India

Amit Patni Nirvana Venture Advisors - AltAssets Private Equity News IndianVC firm Nirvana Venture Advisors has taken a stake in social investment bank Grameen Capital India (GCI) from original investor IFMR Trust.

27 November 2012

AXA Private Equity backs Arkadin’s purchase of Novasight

speak_shout_170sq AXA Private Equity has backed communications company Arkadin’s bolt-on acquisition of video conferencing company Novasight.

27 November 2012

Investcorp sells truck and trailer company FleetPride to TPG for over $1bn

Alternative investment manager Investcorp has sold truck and trailer parts distributor FleetPride to private equity group TPG for more than $1bn.


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