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14 February 2012

IK to sell industrial weighing company Schenck Process

Swedish private equity firm IK Investment Partners is looking to sell industrial weighing company Schenck Process.

14 February 2012

Apax-led consortium sells down stake in Danish telecoms major TDC

A consortium of investors including Apax Partners, Blackstone, KKR, Permira and Providence Equity have offered €750m of stock for sale in Danish telecoms major TDC.

14 February 2012

Carlyle receives £650m offer for Talaris

The Carlyle Group has received an offer from Japanese money handling corporation Glory to acquire cash management business Talaris for £650m.

14 February 2012

HBM Partners seals €90m first close for new fund $

Swiss venture capital firm HBM Bioventures has hit the first closing of its latest healthcare fund with commitments of €90m.

13 February 2012

British firm Oxitec inks £8m funding to combat dengue fever

mosquito-lrg_sq Oxitec, a British company pioneering a new approach to combating dengue fever, has secured £8m in a recent financing round led by UK venture firm Oxford Capital Partners.

13 February 2012

Paris-based Perceva Capital agrees to stake in consulting group BPI

French private equity firm Perceva Capital has agreed to take a majority stake in management and HR consulting firm BPI.

13 February 2012

Former Liverpool FC chairman’s private equity firm scores first deal

tennis-match_sq Sports Investment Partners, the British private equity firm led by former Liverpool FC chairman Sir Martin Broughton, has sealed its first investment after buying a £16.5m stake in event services company The Arena Group alongside UK growth investor MML Capital.

13 February 2012

Macro factors convince institutional investors as to green investment proposition $

Institutional investors will look to increasingly commit to alternative energy and energy efficiency due to long term attractive fundamentals, according to a number of limited partners.

13 February 2012

Investindustrial bucks challenging fundraising climate with €1.25bn fund

Italian private equity firm Investindustrial has raised more than half of the €1.25bn target for its latest fund less than two months after launching the vehicle, as other European private equity firms struggle to get their fundraising efforts off the ground.

13 February 2012

LDC, ECI eye £50m sale of employee benefits business Bluefin

news_lloyds_lrg The private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group is among a handful of potential buyers lining up to wrest control of British employee benefits business Bluefin, in a £50m sale initiated by French insurance giant AXA, the company’s owner.

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