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29 November 2013

GEM Benelux names Thijs van Remmen investment director

van remmen Dutch private equity firm Gilde Equity Management Benelux has added Thijs van Remmen to its team as an investment director.

29 November 2013

Steamboat Ventures-backed consortium withdraws Abano bid

New Zealand flag close up A private equity-backed consortium has terminated its offer for New Zealand's Abano Healthcare Group following a downgrade in its profit guidance.

29 November 2013

Apollo nears deal to buy £400m real estate portfolio from Aviva

real estate2_lrg Private equity firm Apollo Global Management is reportedly nearing a deal to buy £400m worth of distressed UK property holdings from insurance group Aviva.

29 November 2013

Nordic private equity funds raise €5.8bn $

A further €286m was raised by Nordic private equity and venture capital funds in the third quarter, as two mid-cap buyout funds and one venture fund held closes. By the end of the third quarter Nordic funds had raised a total of €5.8bn.

28 November 2013

CVC-backed Chinese pharmaceutical group eyes $273m from IPO

CVC Capital Partners-backed Jintian Pharmaceutical Group is reportedly eyeing up to $273m from an IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

28 November 2013

OpCapita agrees €20m buyout of troubled German clothing company NKD

clothing-scarves-2 European turnaround private equity investor OpCapita has agreed to buy troubled German discount clothing retailer NKD for an initial investment of €20m.

28 November 2013

Capvis close to closing on €700m for fourth flagship buyout fund

Swiss mid-market buyout house Capvis Equity Partners is preparing to break its fundraising target for the second time in a row as it nears €700m for its fourth flagship vehicle.

28 November 2013

New York State Common pension hires National Railroad Retirement Trust CEO

Catherine Lynch The $160bn New York State Common Retirement Fund has named National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust (NRRIT) CEO Catherine Lynch to its investment advisory committee.

28 November 2013

Permira in talks to buy Deutsche Bank’s UK wealth management unit Tilney

pounds3_lrg Private equity firm Permira is reportedly in talks to acquire Deutsche Bank’s loss-making UK wealth management business Tilney Investment Management.

28 November 2013

21 Partners holds €60m first close for Polish fund

warsaw5_sq1 Italian investment firm 21 Partners has held a €60m first close for its Polish fund and established an investment team in the country.


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