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18 March 2013

Spain’s Highgrowth Partners exits motorcycle parts company Facomsa

Spanish venture capital firm Highgrowth Partners has sold its stake in motorcycle parts company Facomsa to Indian industrial group Prudential Tradelink.

18 March 2013

Australia’s QIC holds stake in fashion retailer OneStopPlus

Brisbane-headquartered investment management group QIC has revealed that it owns a stake in online plus-size fashion retailer OneStopPlus.

18 March 2013

Standard Chartered Private Equity invests in China’s Guangdong Aiyingdao Children Department Store

Standard Chartered Private Equity has agreed a strategic investment in Chinese retail group Guangdong Aiyingdao Children Department Store.

18 March 2013

Qatar approaches CVC, other buyout giants to back £8bn M&S bid

Marks and Spencer CVC Capital Partners has reportedly been approached by Gulf sovereign wealth giant the Qatar Investment Authority to take part in an £8bn buyout of British retailer Marks & Spencer.

18 March 2013

US private equity industry argues case for outperformance $

The US private equity industry has come out fighting in the face of recent criticism with industry body the PEGCC offering research in support the asset class’s ability to deliver superior returns.

18 March 2013

TPG turns to India with Flexituff International deal

US private equity group TPG Capital is to acquire a 5.3 per cent stake in Indian manufacturing company Flexituff International for $5m.

18 March 2013

Private Advisors nears $150m for small company buyout fund $

US diversified asset manager Private Advisors has raised almost $150m towards its latest private equity fund aimed at buyouts of small companies.

18 March 2013

Ratos leads merger to create Nordic region’s largest cinema group

Private equity firm Ratos has partnered with media group Bonnier to merge cinema operators SF Bio and Finnkino, to form the Nordic region's largest cinema group.

18 March 2013

LitCapital takes minority stake in Lithuanian laser company Altechna

Growth capital firm LitCapital has agreed to invest €3m to acquire a minority stake in Lithuanian optics and laser company Altechna.

18 March 2013

AXA Private Equity raises €1.75bn for infrastructure investments

Paris-based private equity firm AXA Private Equity has raised €1.75bn for infrastructure investments including commitments of €1.45bn for its AXA Infrastructure Fund III.


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