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9 November 2012

Panda Power Funds breaks ground on 758MW Texas power plant

Dallas-based private equity firm Panda Power Funds has broken ground on a 758MW natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plant in Sherman, Texas.

8 November 2012

General Atlantic JV seals €127.5m Immoweb deal

house-real-estate-dollar Global growth investor General Atlantic's joint venture with Axel Springer has bought Belgian property website Immoweb in a €127.5m deal.

8 November 2012

Private equity outperforms for pension fund investors $

Amid ongoing discussion of the value of private equity to the US economy, new research shows the significant outperformance of private equity investment for large public pension plans over long time horizons.

8 November 2012

Lehman spin-out Trilantic sells Fortitech for $634m amid fundraising

Trilantic Capital, the buyout firm set up three years ago by five former dealmakers from the merchant banking arm of Lehman Brothers, has sold nutrition business Fortitech to NYSE Euronext-listed Royal DSM for an enterprise value of $634m.

8 November 2012

Waterland Private Equity backs Fleetpro merger

boat1 Dutch buyout house Waterland Private Equity has backed the merger of two river cruise companies to form Fleetpro, becoming the majority owner in the process.

8 November 2012

Warburg Pincus’ CPP bolts on ESCO Corp turbine division

Warburg Pincus portfolio company Consolidated Precision Products has bolted on Turbine Technologies Group after buying it from ESCO Corporation.

8 November 2012

Battery Ventures leads $28m round for Canada’s Diablo Technologies

Boston-based venture capital firm Battery Ventures has led a $28m financing round for Diablo Technologies, a Canadian maker of memory system interface products.

8 November 2012

Kenya’s Catalyst Principal Partners beats target for maiden fund

Catalyst Principal Partners, the Kenyan private equity firm set up by former Actis dealmaker Paul Kavuma, is reported to have exceeded its initial target for its maiden fund by a quarter.

8 November 2012

Carlyle rebounds from Q2 loss with strong third quarter results $

Global private equity firm The Carlyle Group has rebounded from a second quarter loss to post strong third quarter results amid a flurry of deal activity and fundraising.

8 November 2012

Longwood returns to fundraising with $80m-targeting vehicle $

sequoia-tree-trunk-wood Healthcare-focused venture capital firm The Longwood Fund has launched its second investment vehicle targeting $80m.


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