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21 August 2012

Actis takes stake in Sri Lanka’s Asiri Central Hospitals

London-based emerging markets investor Actis has bought a 10.8 per cent stake in Sri Lanka’s Asiri Central Hospitals for LKR604m ($4.6m) from Softlogic Holdings, Commercial Bank of Ceylon and Pan Asia Banking Corp.

21 August 2012

Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming turns hand to private equity

Yao Ming Houston Rockets - AltAssets Private Equity News China’s former NBA superstar Yao Ming has turned his attention to private equity investing following his enrolment in business school last year.

21 August 2012

Tallgrass reaches $3.3bn deal for Kinder Morgan gas assets

Kelso & Co-backed Tallgrass Energy Partners has agreed to buy a clutch of natural-gas processing and pipeline assets from Kinder Morgan, a move to appease US antitrust regulators following the pipeline giant’s recent $21bn takeover of El Paso Corp.

21 August 2012

GE partners with venture firms to support Australasian cleantech

GE has partnered with five venture capital partners to commit $10m to find, fund and bring to market low carbon technologies in Australia & New Zealand.

21 August 2012

Mid-market dealflow stalls amid market volatility, uncertainty over returns $

The brisk acceleration in private equity deal volume recorded in the second half of last year and first quarter of 2012 has unexpected stalled, according to new research.

21 August 2012

Opportunities still to be had despite below-trend growth $

While issues such as structural imbalances in the eurozone, increased market uncertainty and slowing economic expansion in emerging market economies are just some of the main difficulties facing investors in the world’s financial markets, the advantages of proactive ownership are pivotal in this period of stagnation.

21 August 2012

GE teams with life sciences investor OrbiMed in $20m Series B for Israel’s Ornim

blood_vein_170sq GE together with life sciences investor OrbiMed Israel has led a $20 m investment in medical device developer Ornim.

20 August 2012

Littlejohn promotes Greenwood, Michaud to vice president

team2_170-copy Connecticut, US-based mid-market buyout firm Littlejohn & Co has promoted former senior associates Drew Greenwood and Brian Michaud to vice president.

20 August 2012

Westward continues Alberta oil drive with DLM Oilfield purchase

oil-tank-snow-cold Mid-market private equity firm Westward Partners has made its second buyout of a Northeast Alberta company in less than a year by picking up DLM Oilfield Enterprise.

20 August 2012

Sibling Capital bursts on to venture scene with Relypsa financing

drug-pharma-medical-healthcare New venture capital firm Sibling Capital has announced itself to the industry by taking part in an $80m financing round for drug developer Relypsa.

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