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28 June 2010

Gimv, Dexia launch second Benelux infrastructure fund

Belgian private equity firm Gimv and Franco-Belgian financial services group Dexia have partnered up to co-launch their second Benelux-focused infrastructure and real estate fund.

28 June 2010

UK PE-backed buy-outs show marked recovery in 2010

The overall value of private equity-sponsored UK buy-outs in the first half of 2010 has already overtaken the 2009 full year transaction value by 67 per cent, reaching £7.9bn (€9.6bn) compared to £4.7bn (€5.7bn), according to new data.

28 June 2010

OMERS and ABP partner to launch start-up investment vehicle

Dutch pension fund ABP and Canadian pension fund OMERS have partnered up to launch a joint investment initiative targeting start-ups in their respective regions.

28 June 2010

Oxford Capital adds former DFJ partner

UK venture capital firm Oxford Capital Partners has hired Colin Watts, a former partner with TLcom Capital and the DFJ group of funds, as an investment director.

25 June 2010

Personnel change shows Lloyds expects PE deals in north west

Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets acquisition finance, a division of the UK bank that provides leveraged finance to support private equity-backed transactions, has relocated Neil Price to head its north west of England team.

25 June 2010

German VC Earlybird in deal spree

Earlybird Venture Capital has shown that it is very much business as usual for the German firm as it has put its latest fund to work, backing three start-ups in simultaneous deals.

25 June 2010

AIFM ruling delayed until September

A decision on controversial new regulations for private equity firms in the European Union has been delayed until September after decision-makers failed to reach an agreement, according to reports.

25 June 2010

PE performance lagged behind public markets in 2009

The average performance of private equity funds lagged behind that of public markets in 2009.

25 June 2010

CVC confirms Merlin deal

CVC Capital Partners has now confirmed that it has acquired a 28 per cent stake in Merlin Entertainments, the company behind the London Eye, Madame Tussauds and Legoland, after news of the deal leaked earlier this week.

24 June 2010

App store GetJar streams $11m from Accel Partners

GetJar, the world’s second largest app store by downloads, has capped off a Series B funding round with $11m from Accel Partners.

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