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26 March 2012

Apollo, Graham-backed Berry Plastics files for $500m IPO

Berry Plastics, a maker of plastic packaging backed by Apollo Global Management and US mid-market investor Graham Partners, has filed to raise $500m through an initial public offering of its common stock.

26 March 2012

Deck stacked against foreign PE firms fundraising in China $

An abundance of domestic GPs and restrictive regulation are causing a headache for foreign private equity firms looking to raise funds in China.

26 March 2012

Apollo, Cyrte team up to buy Big Brother producer Endemol $

camera-cctv-big-brother Apollo Global Management has teamed up with Dutch investment firm Cyrte to acquire a majority stake in Big Brother and Deal or No Deal production house Endemol.

26 March 2012

HIG agrees $49m take-private deal for Comverge

HIG Capital has agreed a $49m deal to take energy management company Comverge private.

26 March 2012

PE-backed Indonesian telecoms operator Tower Bersama sells 8% of shares

Private equity-backed Indonesian telecommunications operator Tower Bersama Infrastructure (TBI) has sold eight per cent of its shares on the secondary market.

26 March 2012

Maple Leaf Food, Sobeys execs set up Canadian PE firm

A collective of well-known Canadian businessman have set up SeaFort Capital, a mid-market private equity firm that will invest in SMEs operating in the country.

26 March 2012

AOL could sell patents rather than accept private equity takeover

A trio of private equity firms are believed to have approached web services giant AOL in a bid to take the company private.

26 March 2012

IFC, GEF to invest $11.5m in India’s Kalkitech

World bank investment arm International Finance Corporation and a fund managed by Global Environment Fund are looking to invest up to $11.5m in energy efficiency company Kalki Communication Technologies.

26 March 2012

Czech buy-out firm Genesis makes Ondřej Vičar partner

ondrej-vicar-genesis Genesis Capital, one of the largest private equity fund managers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, has made Ondřej Vičar a partner in the firm.

26 March 2012

New Silk Route Partners eyes Indian restaurant chain Adiga’s

Asia-focused growth capital firm New Silk Route Partners (NSR) is in talks to buy a significant stake in Adiga's, a chain of south Indian vegetarian restaurants and fast food outlets, in a deal that would value the company at around INR2bn ($39m).

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