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20 May 2013

Quilvest bids for UK burger chain Byron

Global private equity firm Quilvest has been named as one of the second round bidders for UK burger chain Byron.

20 May 2013

Cerberus extends tender for Seibu shares to end of May

Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has extended the duration of its tender for shares in Japanese hotel and rail operator Seibu to 31 May.

20 May 2013

Macquarie to exit Asian Pay Television Trust with $1.1bn Singapore IPO

Investment vehicle Asian Pay Television Trust is looking to raise $1.1bn through its upcoming IPO on the Singapore Exchange

20 May 2013

DVK Group raises one-third of $1bn African fund

UK-based private equity firm DVK is launching two funds to take advantage of investment opportunities in African countries such as Somalia.

20 May 2013

Warburg wraps up strong Targa Resources exit after nine-year holding

Warburg Pincus has made a $1.8bn profit on a $400m equity investment by exiting US natural gas processor Targa Resources after a nine-year holding period.

20 May 2013

Tata Opportunities Fund to invest $50m in Indian TV company Tata Sky

Tata Capital is to buy a five per cent stake in Indian digital television provider Tata Sky for $50m, via its Tata Opportunities Fund.

20 May 2013

Onex cancels Carestream sale after last buyout bidder pulls out

xray_lrg Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp has scrapped its auction of medical imaging company Carestream Health after failing to find anyone to meet the $3.5bn top asking price, it is understood.

20 May 2013

Aquiline’s turnaround plan for Equity Insurance puts more than 100 jobs at risk

Private equity firm Aquiline Capital Partners could reportedly lay off more than 100 employees at Equity Insurance as part of its efforts to return the British motor insurer to profitability.

20 May 2013

UBS targets raises capital to invest in $1.5bn KKR energy fund

Swiss bank UBS is reportedly raising a specific investment vehicle to invest in KKR’s $1.5bn asset-focused energy investment fund.

20 May 2013

Aspen Aerogels pulls IPO in favour of $22.5m private placement

Aspen Aerogels, a private equity-backed business that develops energy efficient aerogel insulation, has pulled its IPO plans in favour of a $22.5m private placement.


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