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11 June 2012

Evonik IPO delayed again as volatile markets play havoc with listings

Private equity-backed chemicals maker Evonik could cancel its $1bn IPO for the second time as weak financial markets continue to cripple exits.

11 June 2012

Gulf Capital halts Gulf Marine sale after failing to hit $500m target

news_twooiltankers.lrg_ Gulf Capital’s proposed sale of its 79 per cent stake in Gulf Marine Services has been put on ice over differences in valuation and financing problems, it is understood.

11 June 2012

Blackstone eyes Tiger Tiger bar operator Novus Leisure

cocktail-bar_sq Global buyout giant Blackstone is bidding to buy Novus Leisure, the British bar operator that owns the Balls Brothers and Tiger Tiger chains, the Sunday Times reported over the weekend.

11 June 2012

Montagu nets 3x multiple selling BSN Medical to EQT $

news_bandage_lrg Montagu Private Equity has realised a three-times multiple by selling its stake in German bandage maker BSN Medical to Nordic buyout house EQT, AltAssets has learned.

11 June 2012

China state pension fund to increase PE investment by 50% this year

China’s fast-growing social security fund will increase its investment in private equity funds by more than 50 per cent this year, the Shanghai Securities Journal reported on Monday, as the world’s second largest economy looks to bolster its returns from its pension fund.

11 June 2012

Coller Capital to close $5bn fund this month $

London-based secondaries specialist Coller Capital is due to close its sixth fund this month with over $5bn of committed capital, a person with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets on Friday.

11 June 2012

Baring, Khazanah partner for $800m Aegis bid

Baring Private Equity Asia has partnered with Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah for an $800m joint offer for Aegis, the business process outsourcing arm of India’s Essar conglomerate.

11 June 2012

Carlyle likely to hire former Apax partner for Mumbai office

inda-car-flag_sq Global private equity heavyweight Carlyle is likely to hire former Apax Partners executive Neeraj Bharadwaj as a managing director for its Mumbai office, India’s Business Standard reported on Monday.

11 June 2012

Permira to buy product handling automation company Intelligrated

conveyor-belt-luggage-airport European private equity giant Permira has agreed a $500m deal for US-based automated product-handling company Intelligrated.

11 June 2012

PE firms capitalise on demand for energy services businesses $

With the increasing pressure on businesses to cut costs, unpredictable and limited supply and the sensitivities surrounding overall energy consumption, private equity firms are capitalising on current corporate demand for energy services companies.

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