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7 November 2012

Apollo enters exclusive talks to buy McGraw-Hill Education

education_lrg Apollo Global Management is understood to have beaten off competition from private equity rival Bain Capital by entering into exclusive talks to buy the education unit of McGraw-Hill Companies.

7 November 2012

Private equity heavyweights eyeing Gardner Denver

Gardner-Denver-compressor A group of private equity firms including Bain Capital and Blackstone are reported to be considering bids for industrial equipment maker Gardner Denver.

7 November 2012

Denham Capital to open office in Perth, Australia

Denham Capital, the US-based private equity firm focused on the energy and resources sectors, has announced it will open an office in Perth, Australia, one of the world’s main hubs for metals and minerals activity.

7 November 2012

AEA Investors agrees $1.05bn Houghton sale to Hindujas’ Gulf Oil

New York based private equity firm AEA Investors has agreed to sell chemical and lubricant maker Houghton International to Hinduja brothers-controlled Gulf Oil.

7 November 2012

Paypal’s Peter Thiel invests in Indian mobile payment company Ezetap

ezetap_sq.jpg Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel and Yammer founder David Sacks were among four investors in a $3.5m financing round for Indian point of sale device maker Ezetap.

7 November 2012

ECI Partners wraps up seventh fund on 3.1x cost $

harmoni_sq ECI Partners has sold healthcare outsourcer Harmoni to Bridgepoint-backed services group Care UK, a move that has wrapped up the British mid-market buyout firm’s seventh fund and delivered a healthy multiple and IRR to its investors.

6 November 2012

Equistone clinches latest deal as fundraising draws to a close $

Barclays spin-out Equistone Partners Europe has signed its sixth deal from its fourth fund, a €1.5bn vehicle that sources close to the situation confirmed is in the final stages of fundraising.

6 November 2012

US biopharma Ambit Biosciences nets $25m tranche of $50m financing

US biopharmaceutical company Ambit Biosciences has closed the first $25m tranche of a new $50m preferred stock financing, led by existing investor OrbiMed Advisors.

6 November 2012

Oaktree Capital swings to profit, predicts more billions for new funds $

oak-tree_lrg Distressed debt investor Oaktree Capital has swung into profit year-on-year after making the most of the current sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone.

6 November 2012

Kennet Partners leads $15m round for Berlin’s Trademob

German mobile app marketing platform Trademob has closed on $15m in Series B financing led by Kennet Partners, the London-based technology venture capital firm.


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