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22 September 2016

Five private equity groups may bid for Bayer’s dermatology business

skin-care-937667_640 PE majors KKR, Nordic Capital, Bain Capital, Blackstone and Cinven may look into a potential $1.1bn buy of Bayer's dermatology division.

22 September 2016

Forbion reaps ‘considerable return’ from Akarna exit to Allergan

apothecary-pharmacy-chemist-mortar-and-pestle-39522 Forbion Capital Partners has gotten its money's worth from the sale of Akarna Therapeutics just seven months after investing in the company, AltAssets understands.

21 September 2016

SwanCap’s third fund hits first close at 50% of €400m target

swan-319379_960_720 German investment firm SwanCap Partners has held the first close on its latest private equity fund having collected about half of its €400m target, AltAssets understands.

21 September 2016

Main Mezzanine Capital backs online tour operator TravelBird

gull-192909_640 Main Mezzanine Capital, part of investment firm Main Capital Partners, has provided a new loan to Netherlands-based company TravelBird.

21 September 2016

Vitruvian offloads Group IMD to Inflexion

cash-1138036_960_720 European private equity firm Vitruvian Partners has sold media technology business Group IMD to Inflexion Private Equity.

21 September 2016

Aberdeen, Macquarie and Natixis among the bidders for UniCredit’s Pioneer

dollar-163473_960_720 A number of alternative asset managers have reportedly made bids to buy UniCredit’s fund management arm Pioneer, with a potential deal worth $3.4bn.

21 September 2016

Apax, other buyout firms linked with deal for ‘bad debt’ buyer Arrow Global

analytics-925379_1920 Apax Partners is reportedly among private equity houses interested in a buyout of 'bad loan' business Arrow Global Group.

20 September 2016

Ardian buys South American solar plants

solar-panel-1175819_960_720 Ardian Infrastructure has forked out $31m to buy a majority stake in four Solarpack solar PV plants in South America.

20 September 2016

Gimv hands €30m to medical device company Spineart

spine_bone_lrg European private equity firm Gimv has backed medical device company Spineart with a $30m growth equity investment.

20 September 2016

Four huge PE consortia in head-to-head race for $2.2bn buy of Poland’s Allegro

shop-942397_640 Some of private equity industry's finest will reportedly soon submit bids for Polish auction site Allegro, which could fetch up to $2.2bn.

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