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7 January 2013

Sentinel Capital exits Chromalox to private equity firm Irving Capital

Lower mid-market firm Sentinel Capital Partners has sold heating engineering specialist Chromalox to private equity firm Irving Place Capital.

7 January 2013

Germany’s Paymill raises €10m from Holtzbrinck Ventures, Sunstone Capital

Munich-based online payments processor Paymill has raised €10m in funding from investors including Holtzbrinck Ventures and Sunstone Capital.

7 January 2013

Life sciences company Tryton Medical closes $24m financing round

Life sciences company Tryton Medical has closed $24m in financing. All current investors participated in the financing, which was led by sector-focused investment firm PTV Sciences.

7 January 2013

Arsenal Capital backs healthcare services company TractManager

New York-based private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has made a majority investment in TractManager, a provider of compliance and business process improvement services for healthcare organisations.

7 January 2013

Asia fundraising adapts as capital pulls back $

Coming off the heels of a cumulative over-concentration of capital raised for private equity, 2012 was a challenging year in Asia for fundraising,

7 January 2013

Mega deals boost UK M&A in 2012 $

Last year proved to be the most active year in terms of ‘mega deals’ in the UK since 2009, fuelled by a 15 per cent upturn in the number of very large transactions, according to new research.

7 January 2013

UK’s Palatine hits £125m first close for second fund $

manchester-wheel_sq Palatine Private Equity, the Manchester, UK-based firm that was formally known as Zeus Private Equity, has become the latest UK lower mid-market investor to reach a first close for its new fund, a person familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

7 January 2013

Terra Firma looks to revive sale of Odeon & UCI Cinemas

Guy Hands’ UK buyout firm Terra Firma is reportedly planning to sell portfolio companies this year that are likely to include European cinema chain Odeon & UCI group, in a bid to return cash to investors before attempting to raise its latest fund.

7 January 2013

Apollo circles Exponent-backed bed retailer Dreams

dreams beds_sq US buyout giant Apollo Global Management is reported to be circling UK bed retailer Dreams after its private equity backer Exponent refused to inject new cash into the business.

7 January 2013

Stirling Square to buy Germany’s Cartonplast Group

cartonplast_sq.jpg European lower mid-market private equity firm Stirling Square has agreed to buy Cartonplast Group, a company that specialises in processing and servicing of reusable plastic layer pads used in the food and beverage industry.

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