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5 July 2012

Providence arranges bank backing for Home Shopping Europe bid

Providence Equity Partners is planning to purchase German TV channel Home Shopping Europe from AXA Private Equity, it is understood.

5 July 2012

Explore Learning sale draws to a close $

learn-book Three private equity firms are understood to remain in the running to buy education group Explore Learning, a sale process that is expected to be concluded by the end of the week, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

5 July 2012

Swiss buyout firm Capvis backs German medical supply company Ondal

Swiss investment company Capvis has acquired German medical supply manufacturer the Ondal, for an undisclosed sum.

5 July 2012

Kohlberg & Co digs deep for US funeral services company Aurora

funeral_lrg US private equity firm Kohlberg & Company has acquired funeral service supplier Aurora Casket.

4 July 2012

Campbell Soup takes on Blackstone in Bolthouse Farms auction

carrots-vegetables Private equity giant Blackstone Group is believed to have competition from Campbell Soup for the purchase of Bolthouse Farms from Madison Dearborn Partners.

4 July 2012

Amwal scores biggest ever unleveraged return in Middle East with Al Tayyar exit $

Middle East-based private equity firm Amwal AlKhaleej has made the highest ever unleveraged return in the region with the 10-times money multiple exit of Al Tayyar Travel Group.

4 July 2012

Financial crisis has silver lining for green investors $

Andrew Musters SAM Robeco Rabobank - AltAssets Private Equity News Cleantech companies which survived the chaos of the financial crisis have gone from risky venture investments to solid growth equity options, the private equity head of sustainability investor SAM has told AltAssets.

4 July 2012

Genstar Capital completes $400m ERT buyout

San Francisco-based buyout house Genstar Capital has completed a $400m take-private deal for listed healthcare data support provider ERT.

4 July 2012

CDC chief operating officer steps down $

board_shonaid_jemmett_page-1_sq Shonaid Jemmett-Page has stepped down from her role as CDC’s chief operating officer and handed the baton to Colin Buckley, who will be responsible for improving the effectiveness of the state-backed firm.

4 July 2012

Bain buys US packaging company CCC from Vestar for $800m

US buyout firm Bain Capital has completed the $800m purchase of plastic packaging solutions business Consolidated Container Company from Vestar Capital.


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