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24 July 2012

LPs offered custom private equity benchmarks through Pevara software

bar-chart-graph Software services company Pevara has launched what it claims is the first-ever programme to offer LPs custom-weighted benchmarks for their private equity investments.

24 July 2012

Rothschild closes European mid-cap secondary fund on €259m

Rothschild has closed Five Arrows Secondary Opportunities III, its European mid-cap secondary fund, on €259m.

24 July 2012

VC-backed cleantech company Coskata shelves IPO $

Venture-backed bioenergy company backed Coskata is to shelve its initial public offering plans as it shifts it focus to producing ethanol from waste to natural gas.

24 July 2012

Apollo-backed restaurant operator CKE eyes $230m IPO

CKE, the restaurant operator backed by private equity giant Apollo Global Management, is planning to raise up to $230m from an initial public offering of its common stock.

24 July 2012

Carlyle, BC Partners team up for $3.5bn United Tech assets

Carlyle and BC Partners have teamed up and are reported to be in advanced talks to buy the pump and compressor businesses of United Technologies Corp, a deal that could be worth over $3.5bn.

24 July 2012

GCS, Hony enter race for Dexia asset arm as Permira drops out

European private equity firm Permira appears to have missed out in the race to buy the asset management arm of Franco-Belgian lender Dexia.

24 July 2012

China to double amount insurers can invest in private equity

china-beijing_sq China is planning to double the amount domestic insurers can invest in private equity, a move that could potentially release about $50bn in fresh capital for fund managers in the asset class.

24 July 2012

Carlos Slim-backed Royal KPN could sell German telecoms arm to PE buyer

Carlos Slim - AltAssets Private Equity News A group of buyout firms are believed to be circling the German telecom towers business of Royal KPN, the Dutch phone company part-owned by the world’s richest man, Carlos Slim.

24 July 2012

TPG Capital tables fresh offer for Billabong

surfing_sq TPG Capital has tabled a fresh bid for beleaguered Australian surfwear brand Billabong, renewing takeover talks after the company shunned the global buyout giant’s initial offer earlier this year.

24 July 2012

Skylake Incuvest private equity arm to sell SCD stake

Skylake Incuvest’s private equity fund has agreed to exit its investment in South Korean electronic components manufacturer SCD in a cash-only deal, it is understood.

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