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29 August 2013

Cinven, Carlyle, Altice could merge Numericable, Completel ahead of IPO

telecoms6_sq The private equity owners of French cable company Numericable and telecoms group Completel are reportedly looking to merge the businesses ahead of a potential IPO later this year.

29 August 2013

ECI Partners looks to follow bumper Bargain Booze sale with CarTrawler exit

UK private equity firm ECI Partners is reportedly looking to follow its bumper exit of off-licence Convivial Retail earlier this month by selling CarTrawler in a deal which could value it at £150m.

29 August 2013

Hony Capital-backed consortium agrees $495m Simcere take-private deal

Chinese private equity firm Hony Capital is part of a consortium which has agreed a $495m take-private deal for Simcere Pharmaceutical Group.

29 August 2013

Blackstone settles lawsuit alleging it failed to disclose bad investments pre-IPO $

Private equity giant Blackstone has agreed to pay $85m to settle a class action lawsuit brought by investors who accused it of failing to disclose bad investments it made ahead of its $4.7bn IPO in 2007.

29 August 2013

Waud Capital sells self-created healthcare company CarePoint for $223m

Mid-market buyout house Waud Capital Partners has completed the $223m cash sale of CarePoint Partners to strategic buyer BioScrip.

29 August 2013

EQT names infrastructure head Lennart Blecher as deputy managing partner

Nordic investment firm EQT has named Lennart Blecher, head of EQT Infrastructure, as deputy managing partner of EQT Holdings.

29 August 2013

New Leaf Ventures-backed Audux Health seals $20m Series B round

runningtrack_lrg New Leaf Ventures-backed digital health company Audax Health has received $20m of Series B investment led by Navigy, a subsidiary of Florida’s largest health insurer.

29 August 2013

Intellectual Ventures targets $3bn for patent fund

US investment firm Intellectual Ventures Management is reportedly seeking to raise $3bn for its latest intellectual property fund.

29 August 2013

Stone Point adds portfolio company exec Kimberley George to advisory team

kimberley George Sedgwick Stone Point Capital has added to its advisory team by bringing in Kimberley George from its portfolio company Sedgwick Claims Management to guide it on healthcare.

29 August 2013

Business Growth Fund takes minority stake in luxury toiletry company Arran Aromatics

The UK's Business Growth Fund (BGF) has made a £2.8m growth capital investment in Scottish luxury toiletry company Arran Aromatics.

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