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24 September 2012

UK boosts business lending with government-backed bank $

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched a government-backed business bank, including new government funding of £1bn.

24 September 2012

UPDATE: Marcus Thompson takes helm at HSBC spin-out Headland $

Headland Capital Partners, the former Asia private equity arm of global banking giant HSBC, has appointed ex managing partner Marcus Thompson as CEO, while former lead managing partner George Raffini will take on a less hands-on role as chairman.

24 September 2012

LDC backs Forest Holidays MBO

LDC, the private equity arm of state-backed lender Lloyds Banking Group, has backed the management buyout of rural holiday accommodation company Forest Holidays.

24 September 2012

Southern Cross Ventures makes Brisbane Materials first renewable investment

Southern Cross Venture Partners has made the first investment from its Renewable Energy Fund with a A$5m ($5.2m) financing round for solar panel materials maker Brisbane Materials.

24 September 2012

PE-backed AA, Saga could be sold following E&Y valuation

AA Breakdown cover and insurance provider the AA could be heading for a sale or flotation after its private equity owners hired Ernst & Young to value it.

24 September 2012

Abraaj, Rabo PE team up for $18m Prabhat Dairy deal

Middle East buyout giant Abraaj Capital and Rabo Private Equity are believed to be nearing an $18m deal for India’s Prabhat Dairy.

24 September 2012

Japan’s Innovation Network Corp mulls Renesas bailout

renasus_sq Innovation Network Corp, a Japanese state-backed fund, is reported to be considering a bailout of embattled chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp as part of a consortium including Toyota Motor Corp.

24 September 2012

Riverside Company-backed SMS bolts on Future Medical

The Riverside Company has bought Future Medical, a provider of rental respiratory equipment, liquid oxygen and related services, which will be added to the global mid-market private equity firm’s platform company Specialized Medical Services.

24 September 2012

Advent International agrees €775m Mediq deal

Private equity firm Advent International has agreed a €775m take-private deal for Dutch medical supplies and pharmacy company Mediq.

24 September 2012

Advent to buy stake in Polish supermarket chain EKO

warsaw_lrg Majority shareholders of EKO Holding Group have agreed to sell their 55 per cent stake in the Polish supermarket chain to Advent International, in a deal that values the business at PLN228m ($71m).

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