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14 March 2013

Judge rejects ‘overarching conspiracy’ between world’s top private equity firms

Claims of an overarching conspiracy between some of the world’s biggest private equity firms have been rejected by a US judge despite several individual claims of collusion being allowed to continue.

14 March 2013

PE interest in misery-filled Chinese factory behind Romney ‘47% video’ leak

A secret video of Bain Capital founder Mitt Romney which helped derail his bid for the US presidency was initially leaked due to comments he made about working conditions at a Chinese factory he visited in his private equity days, it has emerged.

13 March 2013

Portfolio Advisors breaks $500m mark for seventh fund of funds $

Portfolio Advisors has gathered about $520m of commitments for its latest fund of funds vehicle less than two years after closing its $1.1bn predecessor.

13 March 2013

Venture-backed Silver Spring sees shares soar after long-awaited IPO $

meter Venture capital-backed smart meter maker Silver Spring Networks has finally listed on the New York Stock Exchange after holding off for 18 months amid turbulent market conditions.

13 March 2013

PE-backed Australian companies post better returns than listed peers $

australia_koala_170sq The latest research released by Australia's private equity association showed that private equity backed firms in the coutnry have achieved better returns on assets than publicly listed companies.

13 March 2013

Edison Ventures invests $9.5m in IT firm Lincor Solutions

Venture capital firm Edison Ventures has invested $9.5m in digital point of care service delivery provider Lincor Solutions to support its ongoing expansion into the US.

13 March 2013

LP confidence grows in private equity, venture capital commitments $

graph_positive_170sq Almost 90 per cent of institutional investors expect to increase or maintain their private equity and venture capital commitments this year as the industries continue their recovery from the global financial crisis, new research shows.

13 March 2013

Apollo targets up to $200m from Dish TV India stake sale

satellite-dishsq_lrg Apollo Global Management has reportedly hired Swiss bank UBS to run a sale of its 11 per cent stake in satellite broadcaster Dish TV India.

13 March 2013

Paladin Capital backs $23m Endgame Series B round

big-brother-security-camera-CCTV Paladin Capital Group has become the latest venture investor to back online security company Endgame through a $23m financing round.

13 March 2013

Centerbridge Partners ponders RBS bank branches buyout

US private equity firm Centerbridge Partners is reportedly interested in picking up more than 300 bank branches being sold by UK-backed lender the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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