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4 March 2015

CVC to halve stake in Spanish tollroad operator Abertis in €1bn deal

never-end-road-1234043-m UK private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is set to pull in around €1bn by offloading a 7.5 per cent stake in Spanish tollroad company Abertis.

4 March 2015

CPPIB, Terra Firma-backed AWAS sells 90 aircraft to Macquarie for $4bn

plane-interior_sq The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and UK private equity firm Terra Firma have agreed a deal in which portfolio company AWAS will sell 90 aircraft to Macquarie Group for $4bn.

4 March 2015

CDPQ, Hermes get green light to pick up UK government’s Eurostar stake for £585m

download (5) The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure have agreed to buy a 40 per cent stake in high speed rail service Eurostar International from the UK government.

4 March 2015

ARBY to exit German data centre operator e-shelter

download (62) US private equity firm ARBY Partners is set to sell its stake in German data centre operator e-shelter to ICT solutions business NTT.

4 March 2015

Private equity bidding for ICBPI intensifies, offers near €2.4bn

italian-flag-734116-m More private equity firms are lining up to bid for Italian banking services business ICBPI, it is understood.

3 March 2015

LBO France to sell storage systems company Averys to Equistone

paris European private equity house Equistone is set to acquire French storage systems company Averys from LBO France.

3 March 2015

CVC, Blackstone to make up to £667m exiting UK’s Merlin Entertainments

rollercoaster_amusement_170sq Global buyout firms CVC and Blackstone have reportedly launched the sale of their remaining shares in UK theme park operator Merlin Entertainments.

3 March 2015

Advent puts Partner in Pet Food on the block for rumoured €300m

fina-1-1136732-m Global buyout house Advent International has reportedly put Hungarian animal nutrition company Partner in Pet Food (PPF) up for sale around four years after buying into the company.

3 March 2015

PE firms looking to purchase winter clothes maker Bogner

Whistler Blackcomb skiing German fashion group Bogner has attracted interest from a number of private equity groups, AltAssets understands.

3 March 2015

Hellman & Friedman eyes Wood Mackenzie IPO amid trade interest

exit Hellman and Friedman-backed energy analytics business Wood Mackenzie is reportedly eyeing an IPO which could see it valued at up to £2bn.

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