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16 January 2012

New fund aims to leverage Russia’s agricultural growth $

corn_170.sq_ New technologies, investment in infrastructure and an abundance of productive land could see Russia and the CIS overtaking the US to become the largest grain exporter in the world.

16 January 2012

Investec backs MVC’s buy-out of shipyard services company Gibdock

Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance has provided a flexible financing package of senior and mezzanine debt along with a minority equity co-investment to US private equity fund, MVC Private Equity, in its £28m management buy-out of shipyard services company Gibdock.

9 January 2012

Enova biomass project nets mezz funding from Carlyle, SAIC

wood-log_sq1 Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Group, the mezzanine debt arm of global buy-out heavyweight Carlyle, has partnered with New York-listed Science Applications International Corporation to finance the construction of the $225m Plainfield Renewable Energy biomass project.

6 January 2012

BC, Bain, GS sell down stake in German chemical giant Brenntag

Brachem Acquisition, the investment vehicle managed by private equity firms BC Partners, Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs, has sold a further 8.7 per cent stake in German chemical distribution group Brenntag.

4 January 2012

CVC, Resource America to form transatlantic CLO major

London-based private equity giant CVC Capital Partners and US asset manager Resource America have agreed to combine their respective credit units to form CVC Credit Partners.

4 January 2012

Turkey’s Dem Pharmaceutical inks mezz funding from NBK Capital

blood-cells_sq NBK Capital, the investment and merchant banking subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait, has made a mezzanine investment in Dem Pharmaceutical, a Turkish company specialising in biological drugs that treat life-threatening conditions.

29 December 2011

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics launches corporate venture capital fund

chip-board5_lrg1 New York-listed semiconductor company STMicroelectronics has launched ST New Ventures, its corporate venture capital fund.

28 December 2011

Carlye seeks $1bn+ for financial services buy-out fund

Global investment group Carlyle is fundraising for a financial services-focused buy-out fund. with a view to exceeding the $1.1bn it raised for its previous fund targeting this area.

28 December 2011

Japan’s Nomura backs Shanghai-based private equity fund

Japanese financial group Nomura Holdings is to invest in Jiu You Quan Xing Equity Investment Fund, a private equity fund based in Shanghai.

23 December 2011

Maven Capital nets 40% IRR following sale of Applied Language Solutions

ear_lrg Scottish private equity firm Maven Capital Partners has seen a realisation of its £1.5m mezzanine investment in UK language services provider Applied Language Solutions (ALS), following its sale to the Capita Group.

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