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12 September 2013

Dell shareholders give CEO, Silver Lake green light for biggest LBO since 2007

delll The Dell buyout saga is now over as founder and CEO Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake have secured shareholder approval for their $24.4bn take-private offer.

12 September 2013

Zouk Capital backs $20m Space Time Insight Series C round

data storage_lrg Energy and infrastructure data analysis company Space Time Insight has raised $20m in Series C funding, bringing Zouk Capital on board.

12 September 2013

LNK Partners hires ex-Yankee Candle CEO Rydin

rydin Private equity firm LNK Partners has hired experienced consumer products industry executive Craig Rydin to help develop its portfolio companies.

12 September 2013

Upfront Ventures brings in ex-True Ventures EIR Hamet Watt

Hamet Watt Upfront Ventures LA-based early stage investor Upfront Ventures has hired former True Ventures entrepreneur-in-residence Hamet Watt.

12 September 2013

CBPE Capital backs UK restaurant chain Côte

Cote Bistro London-based private equity firm CBPE Capital has invested in UK-based restaurant group Côte Restaurants.

12 September 2013

Charterhouse plans £165m Card Factory dividend recap following scrapped sale

news_springcard_lrg UK private equity firm Charterhouse is reportedly looking to raise £165m through a dividend recapitalisation of portfolio company Card Factory following a failed sale process earlier this year.

12 September 2013

New York on course to hit highest venture investment levels for five years $

New York Yankees - AltAssets Private Equity News 2013 is on pace to be the busiest year for New York’s venture capital industry in five years, according to the latest report from CB Insights.

12 September 2013

Korea’s Anchor Equity raises rapid $400m for debut fund $

anchor Anchor Equity Partners, the Korea-focused private equity firm set up by Goldman Sachs execs last year, has pulled in more than $400m for its debut buyout fund.

12 September 2013

Edmond de Rothschild Capital Partners managing partners de Montgolfier and Fouque resign

French firm Edmond de Rothschild Capital Partners announced that its managing partners Eric de Montgolfier and Erick Fouque have decided to step down.

12 September 2013

American Capital offers $350m of senior notes to boost capital, back investments

loan_lrg Listed US private equity firm American Capital is offering $350m of senior notes due in 2018 to boost its working capital and back portfolio investments.


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