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22 February 2013

Energy Capital obliterates mezz fundraising target with $805m final close

Doug Kimmelman Energy Capital Partners US private equity firm Energy Capital Partners has held an $805m final close for a mezzanine fund targeting deals in both fossil fuels and renewable power.

22 February 2013

Private equity firm Element Partners promotes three executives

Gabbita PE firm Element Partners has promoted Charles Silio and Nitin Gupta to principals, while Sam Gabbita has been named its managing director.

22 February 2013

CVC-backed chemicals group Evonik revives IPO plans

Private equity-backed chemicals group Evonik Industries is to resume its plans for an IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

22 February 2013

Morgan Stanley PE agrees $83m Monalisa tissues deal

tissues Morgan Stanley Private Equity has reportedly agreed to buy a majority stake in Korean listed tissue maker Monalisa for KOW91.4bn ($83.7m)

22 February 2013

TPG Capital seals partial exit of India’s Shriram Transport Finance

Global private equity group TPG Capital has sealed a partial exit of Indian trucking group Shriram Transport Finance, with the sale of almost half its stake for $303m.

22 February 2013

Clyde Blowers-backed Moventas to extend French connection with new office

Moventas, part of mid-market investor Clyde Blowers, is to open a French branch as it aims to increase sales in the country.

22 February 2013

Energy & Minerals Group, MarkWest Energy Partners team for natural gas JV

NYSE-listed natural gas developer MarkWest Energy Partners has partnered with specialist private equity firm The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) for a development joint venture - Utica Joint Venture.

22 February 2013

India’s SIDBI Venture Capital invests in Mitcon ahead of March IPO

Indian VC firm SIDBI Venture Capital is to invest $1.8m in industrial and environmental consultants Mitcon Consultancy and Engineering Services as part of its upcoming IPO.

21 February 2013

Battery Ventures raises $900m amidst management shakeup

Battery Ventures, one of Silicon Valley’s most established technology investors, has reportedly raised $900m across two separate vehicles.

21 February 2013

3i bows out of disastrous Enterprise investment with £385m Ferrovial sale

roadworks London-listed private equity firm 3i has exited its disastrous investment in business services company Enterprise through a £385m sale to Spanish infrastructure buyer Ferrovial.


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