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19 November 2010

Italian firm PM & Partners acquires detergent maker Relevi

Italian private equity firm PM & Partners has acquired household cleaner and air freshener manufacturer Relevi.

19 November 2010

Private equity firms ready bids for Danish cleaning giant ISS

A host of private equity firms are readying bids for ISS, a Danish cleaning company valued at over $7bn, in readiness for the first round deadline on Monday.

19 November 2010

Hands: “Woodstock years” are over for private equity

Private equity firms must learn to live with returns of eight to nine per cent rather than the blockbuster returns seen earlier in the decade, according to Guy Hands, founder and chairman of Terra Firma Capital Partners.

19 November 2010

Apax reshuffles Paris team

UK private equity major Apax Partners has made a raft of promotions and appointments at its Paris office, promoting five senior staff members and bringing in two new senior associates.

19 November 2010

Investec expands private equity debt financing facilities

Investec Growth and Acquisition Finance, the UK mid-market financing arm of banking group Investec, has expanded its stable of services for the private equity industry with the inclusion of senior debt and preferred equity to its core stable of lending facilities.

18 November 2010

Barclays Private Equity team complete MBO

Senior personnel at Barclays Private Equity have completed a management buy-out of the firm from its banking parent, according to reports.

18 November 2010

Global lending to increase in 2011, Europe lags behind

Capital markets may be starting to bounce back from the doldrums of the global financial crisis, but the outlook remains gloomy for Europe, according to a survey by law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.

18 November 2010

Blackstone hatching Egg deal

US private equity firm Blackstone is expected to win an auction for UK online banking group Egg, according to reports.

18 November 2010

Large cap buy-out houses pushed into Europe’s mid-market

The frosty operating environments and pinched debt markets of the credit crunch have pushed large buy-out firms into the mid-market, according to research by London corporate finance house DC Advisors.

17 November 2010

Private equity firms circle German budget fashion retailer Takko

At least four private equity firms are readying first round bids for German budget fashion retailer Takko, according to reports.

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