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26 November 2012

Bain to see return on investment with MYOB loan note sale

Bain Capital’s only Australian portfolio company hopes to raise at least $125m of new loans to repay existing debt and return capital to its private equity owner.

26 November 2012

Morgan Stanley launches small business loan fund

Financial services firm Morgan Stanley has launched a Small Business Loan Fund to support commercial expansion and create jobs in US communities battling economic decline.

26 November 2012

Onex to acquire US insurance brokerage USI for $2.3bn

Toronto-listed investment firm Onex Corporation has agreed to acquire US insurance brokerage USI for $2.3bn.

26 November 2012

South Korean startup accelerator SparkLabs adds general partners

South Korean startup accelerator SparkLabs has added two new general partners, Jay McCarthy and Awy Julianto. Both are with Pacific Advisers, a Singapore-based M&A and financial advisory firm.

26 November 2012

Early stage VC Greycroft Partners raises $175m for third fund

JP Morgan, BlackRock Private Equity Partners, Fairview Capital, Invesco Private Capital,Hall Capital, Hamilton Lane, Greenspring Associates, Cambridge Associates

26 November 2012

Venture-backed anti-epilepsy drug developer planning $67m share salep

brain_lrg Venture capital-backed nervous system disease treatment developer Supernus Pharmaceuticals is planning to raise more than $67m by selling six million shares of common stock.

26 November 2012

Venture-backed SolarCity could list in 2012

Venture-backed residential photovoltaic installer SolarCity is now believed to be lining up its $200m initial public offering to take place before the end of the year.

26 November 2012

Singapore’s AmWater Investments on track for water infrastructure fundp

Singapore private equity firm AmWater Investments Management has confirmed a target size for its inaugural water infrastructure fund and may also launch a second vehicle in the near future.

26 November 2012

European mid-market valuations fall as M&A slidesp

In a difficult economic climate, unlisted mid-market valuations in Europe have once again fallen to 6.3 times EBITDA and M&A activity is at a new low.

26 November 2012

CDC goes direct with Africa agribusiness deal

Emerging markets investor CDC has made its first direct investment, providing $32.5m of financing as part of a $65m finance facility for African agribusiness company Export Trading Group.


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