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7 January 2013

Hony’s John Zhao appointed chairman of China’s CVCA

The China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association has named John Zhao, founder and CEO of regional private equity firm Hony Capital, as its new chairman.

7 January 2013

TCR Capital sells French stationary company Oberthur to 21 Centrale

European buyout firm 21 Centrale Partners has acquired French stationary company Oberthur from private equity peer TCR Capital.

7 January 2013

Cerberus buys UK’s Admiral Taverns from Lloyds for £200m

admiral taverns_sq US distressed debt investor Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to buy British pub chain Admiral Taverns from state-backed lender Lloyds Banking Group for a reported value of £200m.

7 January 2013

Warburg Pincus seeks exit for Indian business outsourcer WNS Global

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is reportedly looking to sell India-based outsourcing firm WNS Global to buyout firms including Carlyle, KKR and Barings India.

7 January 2013

Cerberus to sell Japan’s Aozora Bank stake through $2.3bn offering

US distressed debt investor Cerberus is looking to sell the majority of its stake in Japan’s Aozora Bank through a global offering that could raise more than JPY200bn ($2.3bn).

7 January 2013

Singapore’s GIC names Lim Chow Kiat as new CIO

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has named Lim Chow Kiat as the successor to Ng Kok Song as the group’s chief investment officer.

7 January 2013

Silverfleet Capital buys Cimbria from Axcel for €137m

turn_key_novayaodessa__ua_gb_sq Silverfleet Capital, the European mid-market buyout house that spun out from British insurance giant Prudential, has agreed to buy Danish agricultural equipment maker Cimbria for DKK1.025bn (€137m).

7 January 2013

Riverside Partners backs US medtech company Stinger Medical

Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners has completed an investment in Stinger Medical, a provider of mobile clinical workstations and medical technologies.

7 January 2013

Veronis Suhler Stevenson founder John Suhler retires

US private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson has confirmed that its founding partner and president John Suhler has retired.

7 January 2013

Private equity fundraising poses varying challenge in 2013 $

There is no doubt that fundraising poses a different prospect for those funds at the top echelon of the industry, according to one placement agent.


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