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24 May 2013

Ares Management names ex-Carlyle executive Steel managing director

boardroom3_170sq Investment firm Ares Management has named former Carlyle executive and advisor to Tony Blair Charles Steel as new managing director of its private equity unit.

24 May 2013

Charterhouse Capital buys pharmaceutical business Doc Generici for €330m

drug-pharma-medical-healthcare Charterhouse Capital has reportedly paid about €330m for Italian pharmaceutical business Doc Generici.

24 May 2013

Amundi Private Equity Funds backs Bretagne Télécom

French IP services operator Bretagne Télécom has secured funding from private equity firm Amundi Private Equity Funds to support further development of the business.

24 May 2013

Goldman Sachs bags $2.2bn for sixth secondaries fund

Goldman Sachs has broken through the halfway point for its sixth secondaries vehicle after receiving more than $2.2bn of commitments.

24 May 2013

Portfolio Advisors raises $217.5m for eighth fund of funds

Private equity firm Portfolio Advisors has raised $17.5m for its eighth fund of funds since February.

24 May 2013

Glut of private equity interest for Panasonic healthcare business

A pack of private equity firms are expected to bid up to $1bn for Panasonic’s healthcare businesses following early interest from KKR, Bain Capital and The Carlyle Group.

24 May 2013

Icahn, Southeastern seek $7bn to fund Dell counter-offer

delll Billionaire investor Carl Icahn and investment firm Southeastern Asset Management are reportedly in talks with banks and asset managers to secure up to $7bn for their counter-bid for Dell.

24 May 2013

AXA Private Equity considers €1bn exit for Diana Ingredients

Paris-headquartered investment firm AXA Private Equity could sell Diana Ingredients in a deal valuing the company at close to €1bn.

24 May 2013

Andreessen Horowitz leads Lyft’s $60m Series C round

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is set to lead a $60m Series C funding round for San Francisco-based ridesharing app Lyft.

24 May 2013

Catterton Partners exits Plum Organics to Campbell Soup Company

Plum Organics Consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners has agreed to sell baby and toddler food company Plum Organics to Campbell Soup as it approaches an imminent final close for its latest buyout fund.

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