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11 May 2012

Aureos exits South African brick maker SA Block

London-based emerging markets investor Aureos has sold its stake in South African brick and clinker aggregate manufacturing group SA Block to Afrimat, a black empowered open pit mining company listed on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

11 May 2012

Crosslink leads $22m Series E financing in Coupa Software

Crosslink Capital has led a $22m financing round in spending optimisation software provider Coupa Software.

11 May 2012 inks £10m Series C funding from Balderton

UK venture firm Balderton Capital has led a £10m Series C financing round for, Britain’s largest online pet health retailer.

10 May 2012

Private equity firms bolster IR teams to strengthen investor ties $

team2_170-copy As private equity investors trim their portfolios, the necessity to deepen those few relationships and improve the flow of information is increasing the need for in-house investor relations teams, according to Andrew Bentley, a partner at London-based advisory firm Campbell Lutyens.

10 May 2012

Montagu’s BSN attracts bids from EQT, Permira, CVC, BC Partners

plaster_sq The sale of Montagu Private Equity’s stake in German bandage maker BSN Medical has attracted bids from a handful of large buyout firms and rival strategic bidders.

10 May 2012

Oaktree grows profits despite disappointing IPO

graph Oaktree Capital, the world’s largest distressed debt investor, has posted a quarterly profit following its disappointing IPO last month.

10 May 2012

Capital International closes emerging markets fund on $3bn

The emerging markets-focused private equity arm of Capital International has closed its fourth fund on its hard cap of $3bn, making it the largest emerging markets-focused vehicle raised in the last five years.

10 May 2012

Former Blackstone cleantech VC Jamie Kiggen joins Riverside as president

JamieKiggen_bw Lower mid-market firm Riverside has picked up Jamie Kiggen, formerly head of Blackstone's cleantech venture arm, to join as president.

10 May 2012

African private equity body appoints Citadel MD to board amid relaunch

The African Venture Capital Association has appointed Egypt-based private equity firm Citadel Capital to its board as it looks to put the continent’s private equity industry on the map.

10 May 2012

Leopard Capital plans historic Myanmar fundraise amid 2012 activity $

Frontier markets investor Leopard Capital is planning an unprecedented private equity push into Myanmar as it gears up to raise a string of new funds this year.

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