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8 October 2010

BC Partners, Cinven in Amadeus stake sale

UK private equity firms BC Partners and Cinven are among the parties in a 10.2 per cent stake sale of travel reservations company Amadeus worth €630m, according to reports.

8 October 2010

Axxess Capital establishes South Eastern Europe-focused fund, targets €150m

Axxess Capital has established its third fund to target investments in South East Europe.

7 October 2010

AAC Capital to sell chemical distributor IMCD

AAC Capital, the former private equity division of ABN AMRO, is looking to sell Rotterdam chemical distributor IMCD, according to Reuters.

7 October 2010

Sofinnova Partners sells biopharma company Preglem for €337m

Paris venture firm Sofinnova Partners has sold Swiss biopharma Preglem to Budapest-listed pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter for up to CHF445m (€337m).

7 October 2010

August Equity exits Imagine Publishing

UK private equity firm August Equity has completed its exit of publisher August Equity via a refinancing and buy back, generating a two times return.

7 October 2010

Mid Europa acquires Polish healthcare company Med-Sport

Central and Eastern Europe-focused private equity firm Mid Europa Partners has acquired Polish healthcare services provider Med-Sport.

7 October 2010

France shows signs of a shift on AIFM

One of the chief obstacles to the resolution of the proposed EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive may be removed as France removes its opposition to the current proposals, according to reports.

7 October 2010

Permira acquires Irish healthcare company Creganna-Tactx

UK private equity firm Permira has made a return to healthcare with the acquisition of a majority stake in Creganna-Tactx Medical.

7 October 2010

Irish pension funds commits €30m to DFJ funds

Irish pension fund the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF) has committed €30m to two DFJ funds as part of a drive to attract venture capital firms to the beleaguered country.

6 October 2010

London derivatives exchange PEFOX names Pantheon exec as new partner

Newly-opened private equity derivatives bourse the London Private Equity Futures and Options Exchange (PEFOX) has named Matthieu Ducharme, an alumnus of UK private equity fund of funds Pantheon Ventures, as a partner.

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