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1 July 2013

Pamplona Capital Management drops out of Medical Park buyout talks

Private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management is reportedly no longer looking to buy a controlling stake in private equity-backed Turkish hospital group Medical Park.

1 July 2013

Oregon lifts private equity allocation target $

oregon The Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund has increased its allocation target for private equity to 20 per cent at the expense of public equity and fixed income investments.

1 July 2013

Vestar Capital Partners raises $804m for sixth fund, misses target

Private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners has closed its sixth fund on $804m, which is well short of its reduced $2bn target.

1 July 2013

Morgan Stanley smashes target for secondaries fund

Financial services firm Morgan Stanley has garnered $770m for its Morgan Stanley Global Secondary Opportunities Fund LP II, exceeding its initial $600m target.

1 July 2013

Don Pascal succeeds Susan Carter as Commonfund Capital president

Donald Pascal has been named president of Commonfund Capital, taking over from Susan Carter, who will retain her role as CEO.

1 July 2013

Biotechnology sector drives VC-backed IPOs in second quarter $

In all, 21 venture capital-backed IPOs took place in Q2 2013, raising $2.2bn, led by a strong biotechnology sector.

1 July 2013

Kohlberg to buy Steinway Musical Instruments for $438m

US-headquartered private equity firm Kohlberg & Company has agreed to acquire Steinway Musical Instruments for $438m.

1 July 2013

CVC adds ex-Telenet CEO to TMT, Benelux advisory boards

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has strengthened its Benelux and telecomc, media and technology advisory boards with the hire of ex-Telenet CEO Duco Sickinghe.

1 July 2013

PE-backed Danish companies outstrip private sector peers in growth, jobs $

Private equity-backed companies in Denmark invested 15 per cent more on average than their non-buyout backed privately owned peers last year, new research by the country’s industry association has found.

1 July 2013

ABRY-backed insurer Confie Seguros makes two bolt-on deals

ABRY Partners-backed personal lines insurance provider Confie Seguros has bought insurance agencies CW Baker and Lewiston to increase its presence in New York State.


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