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13 March 2013

Centerbridge Partners ponders RBS bank branches buyout

US private equity firm Centerbridge Partners is reportedly interested in picking up more than 300 bank branches being sold by UK-backed lender the Royal Bank of Scotland.

13 March 2013

Funds of funds justify role in much-changed private equity industry $

Funds of funds often find themselves having to justify their place in today’s private equity industry, but still fulfil a vital function for investors.

13 March 2013

Mivisa owners Blackstone, N+1 eye €185m dividend recap payout

Private equity firms Blackstone and N+1 are reportedly looking for a €185m payout from Mivisa following a period of strong performance by the Spanish metal packaging group, which has driven up the value of its debt.

13 March 2013

Latour debut fund 30% committed after Oxand majority stake buy

French private equity fund Latour Capital has acquired a majority stake in engineering and consulting firm Oxand, which is focused on the energy, transport and civil engineering sectors.

13 March 2013

RDIF aims to put Russia on the private equity map $

Sean Glodek1 Russia is about to take a huge leap forward in its quest to put itself on the map as a prime destination for private equity capital with its $10bn Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) preparing for its busiest year on record.

13 March 2013

MBK Partners hires Barclays to advise on ING Korean unit bid

Asian focused buyout group MBK Partners has reportedly hired Barclays to advise on its bid for Dutch conglomerate ING Groep’s South Korean life insurance business.

13 March 2013

3i, Risk Capital Partners sell Giraffe to Tesco for £48.6m

giraffe 3i and Risk Capital Partners have sold UK restaurant chain Giraffe to supermarket titan Tesco for £48.6m.

13 March 2013

State-backed Development Bank of Japan launches $1.6bn fund

japan yen The state-backed Development Bank of Japan has launched a ¥150bn ($1.6bn) fund to provide growth capital for local businesses.

13 March 2013

CVC-backed Formula One could achieve 2013 IPO, Ecclestone says

CVC-Capital backed motor racing business Formula One could relaunch its delayed Singapore IPO later this year according to F1 magnate Bernie Ecclestone.

13 March 2013

Carlyle slashes minimum investment to $50,000 for new buyout fund

Buyout giant The Carlyle Group has made a radical move to attract new LPs, lowering the minimum investment requirement for its new fund to $50,000.

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