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4 July 2012

Genstar Capital completes $400m ERT buyout

San Francisco-based buyout house Genstar Capital has completed a $400m take-private deal for listed healthcare data support provider ERT.

4 July 2012

CDC chief operating officer steps down $

board_shonaid_jemmett_page-1_sq Shonaid Jemmett-Page has stepped down from her role as CDC’s chief operating officer and handed the baton to Colin Buckley, who will be responsible for improving the effectiveness of the state-backed firm.

4 July 2012

Bain buys US packaging company CCC from Vestar for $800m

US buyout firm Bain Capital has completed the $800m purchase of plastic packaging solutions business Consolidated Container Company from Vestar Capital.

4 July 2012

Russia still “incomprehensible”, “scary” for overseas investors $

russia_moscow_170 Despite some obvious concerns over the risks for overseas investors in Russia, there are certain sectors that are continuing to attract capital.

4 July 2012

Bridgepoint in exclusive talks to buy luxury cruise operator Ponant

luxury-yacht_sq European private equity firm Bridgepoint is in exclusive talks to buy French luxury cruise operator La Compagnie du Ponant from parent company CMA CGM Group, the world’s third-largest container shipping business.

4 July 2012

Hong Kong’s AIF Capital takes S$40m stake in Pacific Plas

Hong Kong-based private equity firm AIF Capital has bought S$40m ($32m) of shares in resin distribution and consumer packaging company Pacific Plas.

4 July 2012

Billionaire Sam Zell’s private equity firm targeting $1bn for distressed debt vehicle

Distressed debt-focused Equity Group Investments is understood to be targeting $1bn for its latest fund.

4 July 2012

Aureos invests in West African private hospital Clinique Biasa

africa-hospital-nairobi_sq London-based emerging markets investor Aureos Capital has made a $1.7m investment in Clinique Biasa, a private hospital and clinic in Togo, West Africa.

4 July 2012

Standard Chartered PE arm buys 13.5% stake in Trikomsel Oke

mobile-phone_lrg Standard Chartered Private Equity has become a major shareholder in listed Indonesian telecommunications company Trikomsel Oke by acquiring a 13.5 per cent stake.

4 July 2012

Lotte picked as preferred bidder for Hi Mart, MBK out

korea-10_sq Shareholders in Hi-mart have picked Lotte Shopping Co as the preferred bidder to buy a controlling stake in the local electronics retailer, ending a long-running pursuit for the company by South Korean buyout fund MBK Partners.

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