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26 August 2010

Ratos readies Bisnode for sale

Swedish private equity firm Ratos is reportedly looking to sell portfolio company Bisnode, a business information firm.

26 August 2010

HgCapital Trust posts 2.9 per cent six month NAV increase

The London-listed arm of UK private equity firm HgCapital has posted a 2.9 per cent increase in net asset value (NAV) for the six month period to 30 June, rising to £291.9m (€356.9m).

25 August 2010

HitecVision merges four oil and gas portfolio companies

European oil and gas private equity specialist HitecVision has merged four portfolio companies into a single entity.

25 August 2010

Growth investor Summit Partners takes $100m stake in AVAST Software

Growth equity investor Summit Partners has invested $100m for a minority stake in antivirus specialist AVAST Software.

25 August 2010

EQT, GS Capital spruce up Danish cleaning services company ISS for IPO

Swedish private equity firm EQT and the buy-out arm of US investment bank Goldman Sachs are readying Danish cleaning services company ISS for an IPO.

24 August 2010

PAI Partners considers splitting Yoplait in two for sale

French private equity firm PAI Partners is considering dividing yogurt maker into two companies as part of a potential sale of its 50 per cent stake in the business, according to Bloomberg.

24 August 2010

3i looking to sell baby bottle maker for over £200m

UK private equity firm 3i is looking to sell Mayborn, maker of the Tommee Tippee baby bottles, for over £200m (€244m), according to the Independent.

24 August 2010

Triton acquires majority Ovako stake

European private equity investor Triton has acquired a majority stake in Ovako, a Nordic steelmaker.

24 August 2010

Rutland Partners acquires UK tool hire business

UK turnaround specialist Rutland Partners has acquired Wolseley, a tool and equipment hire business, from parent company Brandon Hire for £43m (€52.4m).

23 August 2010

Siemens Venture Capital focuses on visualisation technology company RTT

The venture arm of German engineering conglomerate Siemens has taken a stake in Realtime Technology (RTT), a specialist in 3D visualisation software services.

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