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13 April 2012

Rex Healthcare uses $10m to launch new venture fund

US-based Rex Healthcare has invested $10m launching a new venture fund aimed at helping boost innovation through fledgling health companies.

13 April 2012

Leonard Green & Partners mulls $2bn Party City purchase

balloon_sq US buyout firm Leonard Green & Partners is reportedly mulling a $2bn buyout of private equity-backed Party City Holdings, the New York-based balloon and costume retailer and North America's biggest seller of party goods.

13 April 2012

Sterling transfers conveyor belt maker Cambridge International to IGP

conveyor-belt-luggage-airport Mid-market US firm Sterling Investment Partners has sold conveyer belt maker Cambridge International to Industrial Growth Partners (IGP) after a six-year ownership.

13 April 2012

HIG Europe hires former HgCapital exec Carl Harring

Former HgCapital director Carl Harring has joined rival European mid-market firm HIG Capital as a managing director, signalling the firm’s intention of increasing its presence in the Nordic region.

13 April 2012

Private equity-backed M&A down in Europe at start of 2012 $

Despite Cerberus Capital Management's $1.2bn buyout of a residential portfolio owned by Germany's Speymill Deutsche bringing European private equity- backed M&A to $16.5bn in 2012, a this was still a decline of 17 per cent compared to the same period last year.

13 April 2012

Stirling Square to push global oil waste handling standards with SAR buy

Stirling Square Capital has completed its first ever Norwegian buyout by purchasing offshore oil and gas waste management company SAR.

13 April 2012

Cross border M&A takes hit in Q1 2012 $

barbwire_border_170sq Despite a drop from the same period last year, UK M&A showed improvements from the final quarter of 2011, while cross-border activity saw a significant decrease.

13 April 2012

Portfolio Advisors hits $449m for seventh fund of funds vehicle

Portfolio Advisors (PA)has raised $449m for its latest fund of funds according to an updated filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

13 April 2012

Temasek president suspends petition to wind up Primus arm over unpaid rent

law-court5_lrg A petition to wind up the Hong Kong arm of Primus Pacific Partners has been suspended after Temasek president Lee Theng Kiat agreed to settle a lawsuit over unpaid rent.

13 April 2012

Hellman & Friedman mulls sale of turnaround consultancy AlixPartners

lightbulb_lrg US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman is mulling the sale of portfolio company AlixPartners, a consultancy firm focused on corporate restructurings.

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