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23 July 2012

Intesa Sanpaolo, Gazprombank partner for private equity JV

milan_lrg Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s second largest lender by assets, has partnered with Russian banking giant Gazprombank for a private equity joint venture to help Russian and Italian medium-sized companies to expand internationally.

23 July 2012

Blackstone names former diplomat Gerard Errera as France chairman

Gerard Errera Blackstone Chairman France - AltAssets Private Equity News Global buyout house Blackstone has appointed Gerard Errera, the former secretary general of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as its new chairman for France.

23 July 2012

Mobeus Equity Partners inks first deal since Matrix spin-out

Mobeus Equity Partners has led the management buyout of scientific technology and consulting services company Tessella, marking the firm’s first deal since spinning out of London-based financial services house Matrix Group last month.

23 July 2012

Michael Reynolds joins Rutland Partners from Hawkpoint

UK turnaround specialist Rutland Partners has hired Michael Reynolds from Hawkpoint Partners as an investment executive.

23 July 2012

Omnes Capital backs MBI of building security company Unafinance

building-site_sq Omnes Capital, formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity, has acquired a 40 per cent minority stake - via LCL Régions Développement and CAPE Région Expansion - in French building security company Unafinanc.

23 July 2012

Exponent shelves sale of

UK private equity firm Exponent has shelved plans to sell ticketing website after failing to attract its £400m asking price.

23 July 2012

TPG, Maverick Capital sell Fenway for $1.1bn

blood-cells_sq US buyout firms TPG and Maverick Capital have sold their stake in Fenwal, a company that makes blood collection and processing products, to strategic buyer Fresenius Kabi.

23 July 2012

Consortium eyeing Direct Line could be headed by RSA insurance guru

direct-line-insurance The former chief executive of global insurance group RSA is understood to be leading a private equity consortium’s bid for Britain’s largest motor insurer Direct Line.

23 July 2012

Oman India Investment fund buys $10m Indus Teqsite stake

Oman India Investment Fund has bought almost 20 per cent of defence hardware provider Indus Teqsite for about $10m, it is understood.

23 July 2012

AXA PE nears €300m deal to buy Schustermann & Borenstein

The private equity arm of French insurance giant AXA is reported to be nearing a deal to buy a controlling stake in Schustermann & Borenstein, a buyout that would value the family-owned German clothing exporter at around €300m.

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