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30 June 2015

GE nears imminent $2bn-plus sale of Euro PE financing unit to Japanese banking major

coins-361488_1280 US conglomerate General Electric is reportedly nearing a sale of its private equity financing unit to Japan's Sumitomo Matsui Banking Corp for more than $2bn.

30 June 2015

Montagu looks to €2.2bn first close for latest fund

london-295006_640 London-headquartered buyout house Montagu Private Equity is reportedly eyeing a €2.2bn first close for its latest fund, AltAssets understands.

30 June 2015

Smedvig Capital leads £8m Series B investment in London ad tech biz Captify

circuit board technology Smedvig Capital, a London-based venture capital firm, led a Series B investment round that secured £8m in fresh funding for Captify Media, a technology business that develops "search intelligence" systems for the advertising industry.

29 June 2015

HgCapital sells digital lock company SimonsVoss

door-lock-407427_640 London-headquartered HgCapital has sold digital locking company SimonsVoss in a fee of €210m.

29 June 2015

Apax-owned cyber security business Sophos raises £80m through IPO

security-670206_640 Apax Partners and Investcorp-owned cyber security company Sophos has hit the London Stock Exchange with a £1bn valuation.

29 June 2015

French private equity outperformed all other asset classes in 2014 $

paris_france France's private equity industry had a très bien year in 2014, outperforming all other asset classes and leaving the CAC 40 Index in particular eating its collective dust, according to the Association Française des Investisseurs pour la Croissance.

29 June 2015

French PE association agrees to ‘strengthen ties’ with Saudi fund

Michel Chabanel The Association Française des Investisseurs pour la Croissance, which represents France’s private equity industry, has signed an agreement with a Saudi government-owned investment fund that “aims to strengthen ties and cooperation between investors of both States”, according to the AFIC.

29 June 2015

Marlin buys Swedish supply chain, resource management business IBS

canada-784392_1280 Global buyout house Marlin Equity Partners has agreed to buy Swedish enterprise resource and supply chain management company International Business Systems.

29 June 2015

Danish pension funds sue OW Bunker, Altor Funds for $120m

gavel-2-1409592-m A group of Danish investors, including two of the largest pension funds in the country, have sued OW Bunker and its former private equity owner for $120m.

28 June 2015

Bain Capital offshoot Sankaty reported in deal for TM Lewin

TM Lewin TM LewinAN AMERICAN private equity firm is in talks to back a management buyout of TM Lewin, a well-known British retailer of men's shirts and office attire, according to a published report.

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