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6 November 2015

Bramson wins seat on Electra board following 18 month battle

E Roger Yates, chairman at UK-based private equity firm Electra, has resigned from his position following the appointment of activist investor Edward Bramson to the board.

5 November 2015

Wireless charging network Chargifi seals $2.7m Intel Capital-led Series A round

telephone-586266_1920 Intel Capital has led a $2.7m Series A financing round for wireless charging network business Chargifi.

5 November 2015

Apollo finally pulls out of Xchanging buyout talks after agreed bid from Capita

stop-sign-35069_1280 Apollo Global Management has now pulled out of talks to buy outsourcing company Xchanging following an agreed bid for the business from trade player Capita last month.

5 November 2015

Private equity heavyweights eyeing bids of about €5.5bn for Philips’ lighting division

light-bulb-984551_1920 Private equity majors are sniffing around the lighting division of Philips in a deal which could value the business at about €5.5bn, it is understood.

5 November 2015

Charterhouse narrows Webhelp buyers down to three

your-call-is-in-a-queue-651009-m UK-based private equity firm Charterhouse has reportedly narrowed the buyers for French call centre operator Webhelp down to three, AltAssets understands.

4 November 2015

Oakley taps Fund II to buy dating business ElitePartner

sunset-970694_640 London-based Oakley Capital Private Equity has purchased Elitemedianet, the owner of the online dating business ElitePartner, from Tomorrow Focus.

4 November 2015

Certainty returns in Turkey post-election as local PE looks to two busy years ahead $

DSC_0008 Last weekend's election result is good news for the Turkish market as it brings much needed stability as local private equity prepares for two exit-packed years, GlobalturkCapital’s managing partner Baris Oney told AltAssets.

4 November 2015

Negative IRR, $10.5m loss for Ratos as it sells off Hafa to PE investors

bathroom-728743_1920 Swedish private equity firm Ratos will sell its subsidiary Hafa Bathroom with an exit loss of SEK90m ($10.5m) and negative annual IRR.

4 November 2015

Polaris to post strong exit from Skånska Byggvaror after agreeing SEK741m sale $

knife-933072_1920 Denmark's Polaris Private Equity has scored an exit multiple of about five-times its initial investment in online retailer Skånska Byggvaror through a SEK741m sale to Byggmax.

4 November 2015

Advent postpones Oberthur IPO

Xapo Debit Card Private equity-backed payment business Oberthur Technologies has postponed its upcoming IPO due to current market conditions, AltAssets can reveal.

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