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7 July 2011

Better Capital backs DigiPoS Store Solutions, re-invests in Readers Digest

Better Capital, the UK private equity firm founded by industry veteran John Moulton, is to acquire certain bank facilities and related rights of electronic point of sale hardware maker DigiPoS Store Solutions Group and its subsidiaries.

7 July 2011

3i picks up Dutch retailer Action

UK private equity firm 3i is to take a majority stake in Action, a Dutch retailer.

7 July 2011

Cognetas sells KSM Castings to China’s CITIC Dicastal

European mid-market investor Cognetas has sold automotive parts manufacturer KSM Castings Group to Chinese alloy wheels specialist CITIC Dicastal Wheel Manufacturing.

7 July 2011

Better Capital to acquire Spicers divisions

Better Capital, the UK private equity turnaround specialist founded by industry veteran John Moulton, is to acquire the UK and Irish businesses of European stationery and office products maker Spicers.

7 July 2011

Investors review role of PE in portfolios

Private equity is playing an increasing role in alternative asset portfolios, according to a Scorpio Partnership report sponsored by industry association LPEQ.

6 July 2011

Climate Change Capital backs heat pump specialist Neura

Cleantech-focused private equity firm Climate Change Capital Private Equity (CPE) has invested €8m into Neura, a heat pump specialist based in Austria.

6 July 2011

Turkish venture fund of funds iVCi backs Pera Capital

Istanbul Venture Capital Initiative (iVCi) has committed €15m into Pera Capital Partners Fund, a growth fund targeting Turkish small and middle sized enterprises (SMEs) in their development stage.

6 July 2011

Gresham picks up Walker Technical from Maven Capital

UK mid-market investor Gresham is to acquire oil and gas industry services company Walker Technical Resources from Maven Capital Partners.

6 July 2011

KBC sells Pizza Hut franchisee Top Brands stake

The management of Top Brands has reached an agreement with KBC Private Equity to buy-back the 20 per cent stake in the company owned by the firm.

6 July 2011

3i increases investment activity, names new CIO

UK listed private equity firm 3i continue to ramp up its dealmaking and exits, posting £233m (€259.7m) of investments and £337m (€375.6m) of realisations for the three months to 30 June.

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