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24 April 2013

Debt-laden Carlyle portfolio company Synagro files for bankruptcy protection

Carlyle’s debt-ridden portfolio company Synagro Technologies is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its borrowing according to Reuters.

24 April 2013

University business schools launch Private Equity Research Consortium

Business scholars from a group of universities have created a new consortium for research on private equity.

24 April 2013

New Mexico backs Sierra Ventures latest fund with $10m

New Mexico’s State Investment Council (SIC) has invested $10m in Sierra Ventures’ tenth fund, which is targeting $150m.

24 April 2013

Private equity firms line up for €4bn EQT, GIC sale of Springer Science

Private equity firms including Carlyle, BC Partners and KKR are ready to bid up to €4bn for EQT and GIC-owned Springer Science & Business Media, it is understood.

24 April 2013

Bessemer Trust raises $161m for latest fund of funds $

new york3_lrg Investment firm Bessemer Trust is more than halfway through with raising its latest fund of funds, it is understood.

24 April 2013

Champ Private Equity and headland Capital partners up Miclyn stakes

Australian firm Champ Private Equity and Hong Kong-based peer Headland Capital Partners have reportedly increased their stakes in vessel company in Miclyn Express Offshore.

24 April 2013

ACG Group completes takeover of Groupama Private Equity

French fund of funds manager ACG has now completed the acquisition of mutual insurer Groupama’s private equity unit.

24 April 2013

State Street Global Services hires Markus Steiner as head of Swiss business

Financial services group State Street Corporation has hired Markus Steiner as head of its asset management business State Street Global Services’ business in Switzerland.

24 April 2013

Investors steer away from US venture capital’s early stage $

While US seed and early stage investments fell in the first quarter of 2013, later stage deal activity saw a slight increase in deal activity, suggesting a continued aversion to risk that has characterised the sector.

24 April 2013

Germany’s Afinum closes fourth buyout fund on €280m

German private equity firm Afinum has closed its fourth buyout fund Afinum Siebte Beteiligungsgesellschaft on €280m after five months on the road.

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