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15 March 2013

India’s FSS set to secure $200m in private equity and debt

Chennai-based electronic payments specialist Financial Software and Systems is reportedly on the verge of securing $200m in debt and private equity financing to fund its growth plans.

15 March 2013

Co-heads of Carlyle’s European property funds step down

The co-heads of The Carlyle Group’s European real estate funds Eric Sasson and Robert Hodges have reportedly handed in their resignations.

15 March 2013

ArcLight creates $11bn gas infrastructure business with US energy companies

news_gas_lrg Energy-focused private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners has teamed up with two US energy companies to merge their natural gas pipeline and storage businesses into an $11bn company.

15 March 2013

Helion, Nexus back $10m ShopClues.com investment

Helion Venture Partners and Nexus Partners have reportedly backed a $10m investment in Indian online marketplace ShopClues.com.

15 March 2013

Temasek’s Vertex Venture Capital leads $9m round for Clearbridge BioMedics

Singaporean sovereign fund Temasek’s venture capital arm Vertex has led a $9m Series B fundraising round for biotech group Clearbridge BioMedics.

15 March 2013

Macquarie adds to US private equity practice with Brian Sauvigne hire

Global investment firm Macquarie Group has hired former Morgan Stanley banker Brian Sauvigne to boost its US private equity practice.

15 March 2013

KKR-led group only remaining bidder for Vivendi’s GVT after DirecTV drops out

US satellite TV group DirecTV decided to pull out of the bidding process for Vivendi’s Brazilian phone unit GVT, leaving a consortium led by buyout majors KKR and Apax as the only suitor.

15 March 2013

Lithuania’s LitCapital invests in electric bicycle company BBT

Lithuanian private equity firm LitCapital, together with German investor Panther International, has invested $1.8m in electric bicycle company Baltic Bicycle Trade.

15 March 2013

Silver Lake Fund IV could hit $10bn hard cap within two weeks

Technology-focused private equity firm Silver Lake Partners has reportedly raised almost $10bn for its latest buyout fund amid attempts to take computer giant Dell private in a $24.4bn deal.

15 March 2013

Carlyle co-founders reap $57.6m dividend in 2012

Top executives at The Carlyle Group enjoyed a $57.6m payday in 2012, mainly as a result of dividends from their ownership stakes in the firm.


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