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4 April 2013

CVC brings nine banks on board for planned bpost IPO

London-headquartered buyout house CVC Capital Partners has reportedly hired nine banks for its planned stake sale of Belgian postal service bpost through an IPO.

4 April 2013

Apollo could net $140m from Evertec IPO

US private equity firm Apollo Global Management could earn $140m from the upcoming IPO of Puerto Rico-based transaction processing business Evertec.

4 April 2013

Silverfleet Capital completes Cimbria Group buyout

London-based private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has completed the acquisition of Danish seed and grain processing equipment maker Cimbria Group for DKK1bn.

4 April 2013

Exponent considers putting Loch Lomond whisky into portfolio

Whisky UK-headquartered private equity firm Exponent is reportedly in talks with whisky maker Loch Lomond Distillery Company over a possible takeover.

4 April 2013

North Castle Partners adds Ignite USA to portfolio

connecticut_sq Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm North Castle Partners has thrown its support behind thermal mugs and hydration bottles maker Ignite USA.

4 April 2013

LGT Capital opens Beijing office to grow mainland China investment focus

Alternative investment firm LGT Capital Partners has opened a new office in Beijing to serve as a hub for the firm’s private equity investment activities in mainland China.

4 April 2013

Azerbaijan to fund startups via state-backed vehicle

azer The government of Azerbaijan has decided to give more powers to its development fund to provide venture funding for local startups operating in “priority” sectors.

4 April 2013

Brookfield raises $1bn real asset fund, targets more $

Asset manager Brookfield has closed a $1bn private equity fund in one of the biggest fundraises in Canada in recent years and has said it is targeting a total capital raise of $5bn across a further six separate investment funds.

4 April 2013

Georgia $100m venture fund bill passes State House

atlanta_sq The US state of Georgia has moved a step closer to launching its own $100m venture fund, which now only requires the green light from governor Nathan Deal.

4 April 2013

ESG takes further step up private equity agenda $

ESG has taken a further step up the agenda with last week’s launch of a new ESG Disclosure Framework for private equity.

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