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11 March 2015

Apax-backed Auto Trader eyes up to £2.5bn valuation through imminent IPO

auto Apax Partners-backed online car marketplace Auto Trader has reportedly confirmed its intention to reach a valuation of up to £2.5bn through an impending IPO.

11 March 2015

Hellman & Friedman offload Wood Mackenzie in $2.8bn sale

download (74) US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has agreed a deal to sell energy analytics business Wood Mackenzie in a $2.8bn deal.

11 March 2015

Portobello picks up Spanish tinned food, ready meals business IAN

IAN Spanish private equity firm Portobello Capital has paid more than €50m for packaged and tinned food business Industrias Alimentarias de Navarra.

10 March 2015

AnaCap bags £150m from revived Aldermore IPO

british money pounds AnaCap Financial Partners has made about £150m from the revived stock market listing of UK challenger bank Aldermore.

10 March 2015

Apax picks up 88% stake in Norwegian IT company in take-private deal

woman-using-computer-1208423-m Global private equity player Apax Partners has bought an 88 per cent stake in Norwegian IT company EVRY via its portfolio company Lyngen Bidco.

10 March 2015

CVC in the race to acquire Blackstone’s Center Parcs

download (72) Global private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has joined the race to acquire Blackstone-backed holiday park operator Center Parcs, AltAssets understands.

10 March 2015

Duke Street to sell controlling Payzone Ireland stake to Carlyle Cardinal

the-irish-flag-872790-m UK private equity firm Duke Street has agreed to sell its majority stake in consumer payments company Payzone Ireland to Carlyle Cardinal Ireland, the fund founded by Carlyle and Cardinal Capital Group.

9 March 2015

Venture capital-backed image-recognition platform Blippar raises $45m

dollars100 Augmented reality and image-recognition platform Blippar has raised $45m in a funding round, which follows on from previous backing from Qualcomm Ventures and Landsowne Partners.

9 March 2015

Permira sells 10% of stake in UK annuities specialist Just Retirement, raises £81m

pounds European private equity firm Permira has announced it has sold 10 per cent of its holding of annuities-focused financial services company Just Retirement, around three months after its London Stock Exchange IPO.

9 March 2015

Antin Infrastructure hires ex-PAI operational improvement exec Kesseler

Alex Kesseler Antin Antin Infrastructure Partners has followed closing one of Europe's biggest dedicated private equity infra funds by hiring former PAI Partners principal Alex Kesseler.

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