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21 January 2013

San Francisco’s Serent Capital launches second buyout fund $

san francisco tram_sq Serent Capital, the US buyout house founded by the ex-president of Nasdaq-listed ServiceSource and the former head of McKinsey & Co’s west coast private equity practice, has hit the fundraising trail for its second fund.

21 January 2013

Zurmont Madison seals third bolt-on for CLS Communications $

zurich_lrg Zurmont Madison Private Equity has sealed its third bolt-on deal for translation services portfolio company CLS Communication, a move that comes as the Switzerland-based firm raises its second lower mid-market buyout fund.

21 January 2013

Palladium picks up cookware company Hy Cite through recap deal

Hy Cite cookware Palladium Equity Partners has bought household product and consumer finance company Hy Cite through a recapitalisation.

21 January 2013

MBK mandates UBS to arrange $300m refinancing for Yayoi Co

South Korean buyout house MBK Partners is understood to have hired UBS to arrange a refinancing package for Yayoi, the Japanese accounting software developer the firm bought almost six years ago.

21 January 2013

Advent ups Mediq bid to €819m to draw in final shareholders

Private equity firm Advent International has upped its offer for Dutch medical supplier and pharmacy company Mediq to €819m in a final attempt to bridge a valuation gap with shareholders.

21 January 2013

Anacacia Capital to buy Hills Healthcare Equipment business

Anacacia Capital, the Sydney-based buyout firm that was recently recognised as the manager of the world’s top performing private equity fund, has agreed to buy the Hills Healthcare Equipment business from investment holding company Hills Holdings.

21 January 2013

China Broadband Capital backs $20m iPinYou financing

iPinYou Venture capital investor China Broadband Capital has led a $20m financing round for digital advertising exchange platform iPinYou.

21 January 2013

PineBridge to invest €26m in Poland’s Work Service

Global asset manager PineBridge Investments has agreed to invest €26m in Polish staffing and outsourcing company Work Service.

21 January 2013

Indonesia’s Saratoga Capital eyes mid-2013 for private equity IPO

Indonesian investment firm Saratoga Capital is eyeing the middle of 2013 to list its private equity unit, according to local news sources.

21 January 2013

EQT shelves plans to sell Springer Science and Business Media

science-20_sq EQT has reportedly shelved plans to sell Springer Science and Business Media, the world’s second-largest publisher of scientific research journals.


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