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13 June 2012

HIG Capital recaps data monitoring software company Infogix

Global buyout house HIG Capital has completed the recapitalisation of IT solutions company Infogix.

13 June 2012

XSML backs Central African Republic’s first mobile broadband operator

Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has invested in internet service provider Millenium Telecom, in a deal that will help finance the company’s plans to become the first mobile broadband operator in the Central African Republic.

13 June 2012

CalSTRS injects $250m into Invesco new fund manager programme

California’s $154bn teachers’ pension fund CalSTRS has expanded its private equity fund manager programme with New York-listed asset manager Invesco to bring total assets under management to $550m.

13 June 2012

MENA records “surprise” PE activity increase amid global troubles $

dubai-5_sq Private equity activity in the MENA region increased in 2011 despite the fallout from the global financial crisis and Arab spring, the region’s industry association has said.

13 June 2012

Bridges Ventures nets 3.4x return from Pure Washrooms exit

Bridges Ventures has sold its stake in Pure Washrooms to the company’s management team, marking the British sustainable growth investor’s second successful exit in two weeks.

13 June 2012

Trio of new appointments for Alvarez & Marsal

Alvarez & Marsal has further expanded its private equity services practice with a trio of new directorial appointments.

13 June 2012

KKR provides mezz package for EQT’s BSN Medical buyout $

plaster_sq KKR Asset Management has provided a mezzanine debt package to back Nordic buyout giant EQT’s acquisition of German bandage maker BSN Medical, which it recently bought from UK mid-market private equity firm Montagu for €1.8bn.

13 June 2012

Goldman rehires Mark Schwartz to chair Asia Pacific

Goldman Sachs has rehired New Silk Route Partners co-founder Mark Schwartz to lead the merchant banking giant’s Asia Pacific operations as chairman, the firm has said.

13 June 2012

Norwest takes GoHealth minority stake for $50m

Mid-market buyout house Norwest Equity Partners has made a $50m investment in health insurance technology company GoHealth.

13 June 2012

Kumho Industrial sells $810m assets to Korea Finance Corp PE arm

Kumho Industrial Co has sold KRW946.5bn won ($810m) worth of assets, including a KRW415.5bn ($356m) stake in Daewoo Engineering & Construction, to a buyout fund managed by Korea Finance Corp in a bid to boost liquidity.

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