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24 July 2012

Equistone enters exclusive talks to buy Explore Learning $

learn-book Equistone has entered exclusive talks to buy education group Explore Learning, in a sale process that also attracted the attention of four mid-market buyout houses including Graphite Capital, two people with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

24 July 2012

Enterprise storage company Tintri hits $60m in funding

Tintri, a producer of VM-aware enterprise storage appliances, has closed an oversubscribed $25m funding round, led by Menlo Ventures, and joined by existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

24 July 2012

Political, economic turbulence kills Citadel’s National Petroleum Company exit $

Citadel Capital’s $147m exit of National Petroleum Company Egypt has been scrapped after ongoing political and economic turbulence made it impossible to complete the deal.

24 July 2012

Carlyle telecoms, media team hires new operating exec

new-york5_lrg Global private equity firm Carlyle has hired former Discovery Communications COO Peter Liguori for a consulting role as an operating executive for its telecoms and media team based in New York.

24 July 2012

Private equity slashes financial services deals amid economic uncertainty $

bankrupt5_lrg Private placements in the financial services sector dropped 30 per cent last year as private equity suffered a roller coaster 2011, according to latest analysis.

24 July 2012

IK buys FSN Capital stake in Nordic fitness company Actic

health-fitness-gym-exercise-bike Swedish buyout house IK Investment Partners has bought Nordic health and fitness company Actic from FSN Capital.

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.

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