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20 April 2012

European investors target Asia through international portfolio growth $

While the appeal of developing economies is clear for private equity investors, concerns over the state of some of these still-developing marketplaces are causing many to seek alternative access routes to this growth.

20 April 2012

CapMan Russia invests in sports retailer Top League

CapMan Russia has taken a minority stake in sporting goods retail outlet Top League.

20 April 2012

Sterling Partners turns it up to 11 with School of Rock re-up

news_guitar2_lrg US private equity firm Sterling Partners has made a follow-on investment in music education group School of Rock, following growth investment in 2009.

19 April 2012

KKR begins building property empire with Chicago shopping mall purchase

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has dipped its toe into the US real estate market for the first time with a $196m investment in a Chicago shopping mall.

19 April 2012

Advent International casts gaze on Nordic region with two new hires

Global buyout firm Advent International has hired two new independent regional advisors as it looks to dig out more opportunities in the Nordic region.

19 April 2012

French newcomer Blackfin buys Chiarezza from Admiral Group

milan_lrg French private equity newcomer BlackFin Capital Partners has bought Chiarezza, an Italian insurance comparison website, from auto insurer Admiral Group.

19 April 2012

Carlyle goes back to former portfolio company to hire new defence expert

news_plane_fighter_lrg Private equity powerhouse Carlyle has hired the former chief executive of its portfolio company Vought Aircraft Industries as an aerospace and defence expert.

19 April 2012

Pelion, Atlas, Coriolis in $10m financing for AdSafe Media

onlinegamer_lrg Pelion Venture Partners was among a trio of firms taking part in a $10m financing round for brand protection and advert data company AdSafe Media.

19 April 2012

Blackstone’s private equity fee earnings up as net income almost halves $

black-stone-blackstone Private equity giant Blackstone’s earnings from management fees were up almost four per cent for the first quarter of 2012 compared to 12 months earlier, despite its net income diving almost 50 per cent in the same period.

19 April 2012

ABB’s corporate venture arm leads leads investment in TaKaDu

Engineering group ABB, through its technology-focused venture capital division, has led a $6m investment in water monitoring solution provider TaKaDu.


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