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2 April 2012

AAC Capital Partners to wind down UK arm in five years

spinning-top_lrg AAC Capital Partners, the former buyout arm of ABN Amro Holding, has abandoned a £300m fundraising plan and is likely to wind down its UK operations within the next five years.

2 April 2012

RiverRock still targeting €250m amid difficult first time fundraise $

RiverRock European Capital Partners remains hopeful it will hit its €250m target for its inaugural fund despite holding just half that amount with three months to go.

2 April 2012

Vista set for £1.27bn Misys deal after ValueAct pull-out

Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners looks set to clinch a £1.27bn deal for UK banking software company Misys after shareholder ValueAct pulled out of making a rival offer.

2 April 2012

Permira, PAI Partners mull British food merger

Several buyout houses including European private equity firms Permira and PAI Partners are looking to buy two sets of brands being sold by Premier Foods and Symington’s with the aim of merging the businesses to create one food company.

2 April 2012

Carlyle, 3i pull out of Edinburgh airport auction

Global private equity firms 3i and Carlyle have pulled out of the sale process for Edinburgh airport, making way for Global Infrastructure Partners and a consortium of investors led by JP Morgan to fight it out for the deal.

2 April 2012

Goldman Sachs’ real estate arm targeting $3bn UK and Europe fund

real-estate2_lrg Goldman Sachs’ real estate-focused private equity arm is believed to be planning a $3bn UK and European property fund as investors continue to struggle with raising financing in the sector.

2 April 2012

Teachers’ Private Capital looks to delist Goals Soccer Centres

football-shoes_sq Teachers’ Private Capital, the private equity arm of Canadian state pension fund The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, is looking to buy listed British five-a-side football operator Goals Soccer Centres.

2 April 2012

Bridgepoint readies sale of German pharma company Aenova

UK private equity firm Bridgepoint is readying the sale of German portfolio company Aenova, although a sale is not expected to be launched until later this year, according to Reuters.

2 April 2012

Former Süd-Chemie chairman Dr Günter von Au joins Advent International

Advent International has appointed Dr Günter von Au, the executive board chairman of Süd-Chemie, as an operating partner.

2 April 2012

Oil & gas investor Epi-V adds WestLB investment banker Grahame Cook as chairman

epi_v_grahame-cook_1760sq Upstream oil and gas services investment fund Epi-V has added former head of WestLB’s investment banking business Grahame Cook as chairman.

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