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27 July 2012

Energy & power sector sees M&A boost $

This week's $17.7bn bid for Canada-based Nexen by China's CNOOC has made it the strongest week for deal-making in the energy & power sector since October 2011.

27 July 2012

Coskata inks $8.89m investment following shelved IPO

Biofuels company Coskata, which earlier this week shelved plans for an initial public offering, has raised $8.89m from an undisclosed investor.

27 July 2012

US nanotechnology company reaches halfway point for Series D

US nanotechnology company Cambrios Technologies has reached the halfway point in its Series D financing round.

27 July 2012

Private equity CEO shot dead in office by suicidal gunman $

Julian Williams Basileus Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News The head of a South African private equity firm has been shot dead in his office by a gunman who then killed himself with the same weapon.

27 July 2012

Mercapital clinches deal to expand Rubaiyat chain in Latin America

spanish-restaurant Madrid-based buyout house Mercapital has agreed to buy a 70 per cent stake in iconic Spanish restaurant chain Rubaiyat from the company’s founders for about €46m, and will look to expand the chain’s presence in Latin America as part of the deal.

27 July 2012

MBK’s CNS exit threatened again as regulators shackle Want Want

taipei-taiwan-101_sq South Korean private equity firm MBK Partners’ $2.4bn exit of its stake in Taiwan cable TV unit is under threat by regulators.

27 July 2012

TPG’s Par Pharma buyout shortchanges investors, shareholder claims

courthouse_lrg Drugmaker Par Pharmaceutical has been sued by a shareholder who claims TPG Capital’s agreed buyout short-changes investors.

27 July 2012

Vision Capital-backed United Initiators buys Syrigis chemicals division

Vision Capital-backed United Initiators has acquired Syrgis Performance Initiators from Syrgis Performance Products, which is owned by Ohio-based Edgewater Capital Partners.

27 July 2012

AXA PE reaches deal to buy Fives from Charterhouse

engineer_lrg The private equity arm of French insurance giant AXA has agreed to buy a stake in French engineering group Fives from London-based buyout house Charterhouse.

27 July 2012

Investcorp mulls €300m sale of Germany’s Armacell

Private equity firm Investcorp is reported to be considering the sale of Armacell, one of the world's largest manufacturers of insulation materials, in a deal that could fetch over €300m.


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