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6 November 2012

Family behind Valentino sale to Permira investigated for tax fraud

Valentino fashion - AltAssets Private Equity News The Italian family that sold the Valentino fashion brand to buyout house Permira has had €65m of assets seized, including a fifteenth-century castle, after being accused of tax evasion related to the sale.

6 November 2012

Carlyle, Baring eye Warburg-backed BPO business WNS Holdings

Carlyle and Baring Asia are reported to be among a list of potential investors looking to buy a minority stake in WNS Holdings, the Mumbai-based business process outsourcing company backed by private equity heavyweight Warburg Pincus.

6 November 2012

Telecom Italia Media bid deadline extended to end of November

telecoms5sq_lrg Italian private equity firm Clessidra will have to wait to see if it has been successful in its bid for Telecom Italian Media with the deadline for bids slipping by two weeks, it is understood.

6 November 2012

Apax nears $500m deal to buy Cole Haan from Nike

Global buyout firm Apax Partners is reported to be nearing a deal to buy Cole Haan, the lossmaking leather handbag and shoe maker owned by global sporting goods giant Nike, for about $500m.

6 November 2012

Warburg Pincus agrees $575m Scotsman Industries sale

Scotsman ice maker - AltAssets Private Equity News US private equity firm Warburg Pincus is understood to have agreed the sale of ice machine maker Scotsman Industries to Italian trade buyer Ali Group in a $575m deal.

6 November 2012

Ontario Teachers’ to open Hong Kong office in 2013

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the C$117bn Canadian retirement fund, is reportedly planning to open an office in Hong Kong next year in a bid to diversify its investments, bridge funding shortfalls and tap the region’s economic growth.

6 November 2012

Credit Suisse, Qatar Holding partner for asset management JV

Credit Suisse has partnered with state-backed investment house Qatar Holding to form an asset management joint venture, Aventicum Capital Management.

6 November 2012

Alvarez & Marsal MD Jacques Roizen relocates to Hong Kong

roizen_alvarez_150 Jacques Roizen, a managing director at restructuring specialist Alvarez & Marsal has relocated from the firm’s New York office to Hong Kong.

5 November 2012

Silver Lake adds John Chen as senior advisor

chen_silverLake_170sq Menlo Park-based technology investment firm Silver Lake has named industry veteran John Chen as a senior advisor.

5 November 2012

Riverside buys LA-based logistics company Midnite Air Corp

The Riverside Company has acquired Los Angeles-based Midnite Air Corp, a provider of third-party transportation and logistics services.

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