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13 July 2010

Oakfield Capital acquires biofuel company from BP

Europe-focused private equity firm Oakfield Capital Partners has completed an investment in Coryton Advanced Fuels (CAF) to acquire the assets of biofuel company Coryton Fuels Technology Unit (FTU) from embattled petroleum company BP.

12 July 2010

JC Flowers discusses tie-up with UK building society

US private equity firm JC Flowers is in talks with UK building society Kent Reliance over a new structure for the venerable institution.

12 July 2010

Permira, Lion Capital, bid for Findus Italy

UK private equity firm Permira and London consumer sector focused investor Lion Capital are among the bidders for Unilever’s Italian frozen foods business, Findus Italy, according to reports.

12 July 2010

London PE derivatives exchange opens its doors

A new invitation-only exchange offering investors the opportunity to take long or short positions on private equity funds through a range of derivative instruments has opened its doors.

9 July 2010

AlpInvest owners look to sell firm

Dutch asset managers APG and PGGM Investments are looking to sell AlpInvest, one of Europe’s largest private equity investors, as they look to free up capital to invest elsewhere, according to reports.

9 July 2010

Carlyle picks up London property portfolio for £671m

US buy-out giant Carlyle has picked up a portfolio of six landmark London properties for £671m (€802.6m).

9 July 2010

Cleantech venture investment nearly doubles in 2009

Clean technology venture investments in the US, Europe and China for the second quarter of 2010 were nearly double that of the same period of 2009, according to new research from financial giant Deloitte & Touche.

9 July 2010

Edmond de Rothschild leads €16m round in diabetes drug developer

Paris private equity firm Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has led a €16m Series A funding round in Poxel, a French biopharmaceutical company.

8 July 2010

UK venture investment falls to sub-dotcom crash levels

UK venture capital investment has fallen to levels beneath those seen in the aftermath of the dotcom crash.

7 July 2010

AXA signs deal to take over Natixis private equity unit

The private equity arm of French insurance firm AXA has signed an agreement to take control of French bank Natixis’ in-house private equity activities for €534m.

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