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28 November 2012

Listed real estate investor Equity Residential seals $16bn Lehman deal

US residential real estate investment trust Equity Residential has partnered with AvalonBay Communities to acquire a portfolio of US apartment properties from the Lehman Brothers estate for $16bn.

28 November 2012

Astor Capital supports US rollout of Colombian burger chain El Corral

New York and Rio de Janeiro-based venture capital firm Astor Capital has invested in the US-based operator of Latin American hamburger brand El Corral.

28 November 2012

Accel Partners’ Big Data Fund leads $28.5m round for Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic, a next-generation log management and analytics company, has closed a $28.5m Series C funding round led by Accel Partners.

28 November 2012

Macquarie collects $500m for UK, Northern Europe infrastructure

Australian investment bank Macquarie is planning a push into UK infrastructure projects after raising a $500m debt portfolio for the country and Northern Europe, it is understood.

28 November 2012

MBK Partners seals $1.25bn first close for third buyout vehicle

closed-locked-shut-padlock-door Asia-Pacific focused buyout house MBK Partners has reportedly reached a $1.25bn first close for its latest buyout fund, pushing it close to becoming the largest it has ever raised.

28 November 2012

China, Qatar-backed CITIC Capital planning $900m AsiaInfo deal

China and Qatar-backed sovereign investor CITIC Capital Holdings is reportedly planning a $900m deal for Chinese software services company AsiaInfo-Linkage.

28 November 2012

Ex-Carlyle SE Asia head to grow CIMB Group’s private equity wing

The Carlyle Group South East Asia head who stepped down in February after a four-and-a-half year barren spell in the region has joined CIMB Group, it is understood.

28 November 2012

AXA Private Equity backs bolt-on for French food manufacturer Diana

AXA Private Equity has backed French food manufacturer Diana’s acquisition of Givaudan’s vegetables, wines and vinegars extracts range.

28 November 2012

Namibia’s government pension fund to increase private equity exposure

Namibia’s Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) is exploring opportunities for investment in local projects and businesses as part of a new private equity investment programme.

28 November 2012

African Capital Alliance sells MTN Group stake to Shanduka Group

African Capital Alliance was among a trio of private equity investors to sell a minority stake in African mobile operator MTN Group to Shanduka Group.


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