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24 September 2012

Sun seals seventh exit of the year through Walbro sale to Carlyle

news_engine_lrg Global buyout giant Carlyle has picked up air and fuel management and ignition systems company Walbro Engine Management from turnaround specialist Sun Capital Partners.

24 September 2012

NEA leapfrogs Tiger Global as dry powder powerhouse $

dry-powder-gunpowder Venture giant New Enterprise Associates has overtaken Tiger Global as the firm with the most dry powder available for investment, new research has shown.

24 September 2012

Arsenal continues chemical coating buyouts with IGM Resin purchase

ultraviolet New York-based buyout house Arsenal Capital Partners has picked up ultraviolet coating technology company IGM Resins.

24 September 2012

Clearlake Capital buys into Mformation Technologies

mobile-touch Clearlake Capital Partners has bought “substantially all” of the assets of mobile device management company Mformation Technologies.

24 September 2012

KPCB leads $25m Series B for ‘data center in a box’ SimpliVity

Venture capital heavyweight Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has led a $25m financing round for data centre provider SimpliVity.

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.

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