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8 December 2011

Patron Capital partners with Halcyon Hotels and for Von Essen Group investment

Pan-European private equity group Patron Capital has acquired, together with its new joint venture partner, Halcyon Hotels and Resorts, over 30 per cent of the Von Essen Group portfolio from its administrators.

8 December 2011

Standard Chartered Private Equity backs Australian gas company Triangle Energy

Standard Chartered Private Equity has made an investment in ASX-listed gas and exploration company Triangle Energy.

8 December 2011

Twilio adds $17m in Series C funding, targets European growth

Cloud communications company Twilio has raised a $17m Series C round of funding from venture firms Bessemer Venture Partners and Union Square Ventures, who were also investors in Twilio’s Series B round.

6 December 2011

Talisman inks $38m mezz funding from Morgan Stanley

tire_lrg Morgan Stanley Credit Partners has provided $38m in mezzanine debt financing as part of the acquisition of Englewood Tire Wholesale by Terry’s Tire Town, a regional tire distribution company based in Ohio, US, and majority-owned by Talisman Capital Partners.

5 December 2011

NextEnergy Capital launches €400m private equity impact fund for Africa

Renewables-focused NextEnergy Capital has begun fundraising for ix:Africa, a €400m private equity impact fund dedicated to ethical investment in renewable energy, environmental business and clean technology projects in Africa.

2 December 2011

Crédit Agricole targets €200m for clean energy private equity fund

Crédit Agricole Private Equity has returned to market to raise capital for its second clean energy fund, Capenergie II Renewable Energy Fund, having already raised €120m from French investors.

1 December 2011

Santander £200m mezz facility to challenge dominance of BGF

European banking giant Santander is launching a new programme to provide up to £200m of mezzanine debt funding to British SMEs, for owners that are not prepared to relinquish control of their businesses in exchange for capital.

30 November 2011

Brown to head acquisition finance at Lloyds Bank

lloyds_ian_brown_170 Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Acquisition Finance, a provider of leveraged debt to support private equity-backed transactions, has promoted former head of European origination, Ian Brown, to lead the division.

30 November 2011

Energy investor HitecVision hits $1.5bn hard cap in under four months

oil-refinery6_sq Oil and gas-focused private equity firm HitecVision has completed fundraising for its HitecVision VI fund, reaching its hard cap of $1.5bn, and exceeding the $1.25bn target.

29 November 2011

PE majors commit $110m in pre-IPO financing for China Outfitters

Private equity firms KKR, Sequoia and China Everbright have become cornerstone investors in China Outfitters Holdings, following a pre-IPO financing worth $110m.

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