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28 May 2013

Bain Capital, Carlyle and Blackstone mulling bids for Optus Satellite

Buyout majors Bain Capital, Carlyle and Blackstone are reportedly considering bids for the Australian satellite business of Singapore Telecommunications, which is now up for sale and could fetch as much as A$2bn.

28 May 2013

IL&FS, Standard Chartered target $600m infrastructure fund

Asia-focused IL&FS Investment Managers and Standard Chartered Private Equity targeting an INR 3,344 crore ($600m) fundraise for their latest infrastructure investment fund.

28 May 2013

TPG, Gavea-backed airline Azul Linhas plans $530m IPO

Azul Linhas Aereas Private equity-backed Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras is believed to be targeting BRL1.1bn ($536m) from an IPO as it looks to increase the size of its fleet.

28 May 2013

Texas Teachers to receive increased contributions to address shortfall threat

State lawmakers have legislated to increase contributions to Texas’s $116bn teachers’ pension fund in a bid to avoid a funding shortfall

28 May 2013

Robinson & Cole boosts private equity and M&A practice with three hires

hanson US law firm Robinson & Cole has boosted its private equity and mergers and acquisitions practice by hiring new lawyers for its offices in New York City, Boston and Connecticut.

28 May 2013

Venture-backed WordPress operator Automattic gets $50m Tiger investment

Venture capital-backed blog operator Automattic has picked up a $50m investment from private equity and hedge fund Tiger Global Management.

28 May 2013

KKR, Silver Lake place bids for online TV streaming service Hulu

Private equity firms KKR and Silver Lake Management have joined the race to acquire TV streaming site Hulu.

28 May 2013

CVC eyes Matas IPO amid €11bn-targeting buyout fundraise

CVC Capital Partners-backed beauty retailer Matas is reportedly planning to list on the Danish stock exchange through an IPO which could value the company at more than $1bn.

28 May 2013

French video advertising network closes €3.1m Series B investment

France-based video advertising network has closed a €3.1m Series B round, led by IT-focused venture capital firm Ventech.

28 May 2013

ACON Investments closes third fund on over $751m $

dc Mid-market private equity firm ACON Investments has closed its third fund above its target, AltAssets has learned.

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