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19 March 2012

Abraaj looks to exits of others for beginning of Indian push

The Middle East’s biggest private equity firm is eyeing up India as the source of its next few deals, it is understood.

19 March 2012

Argentinian biofuel company Keclon nets seed capital

argentina_lrg Argentina-based biodiesel technology developer Keclon has completed its seed financing round.

19 March 2012

Insight Equity Holdings buys Flanders Corporation for $192m

air-filter Insight Equity Holdings has bought Flanders, one of the largest manufacturers of air filtration systems in North America, for $192m.

19 March 2012

NXT loans American Capital $46m to recapitalise Lifoam

NXT Capital has provided a $46m senior secured loan for American Capital’s recapitalisation of polystyrene and refrigerant manufacturer Lifoam Industries.

19 March 2012

GTCR backs Zayo’s $2.2bn purchase of AboveNet

Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR has helped fund Zayo Group’s $2.2bn purchase of fellow bandwidth infrastructure provider AboveNet.

19 March 2012

Apollo-backed Rexnord plans $450m IPO $

cogs_sq Private equity-backed engineering products manufacturer Rexnord plans to raise more than $450m in its initial public offering later this year.

19 March 2012

VC-backed renewable energy business Enerkem targets $137.75m IPO $

Canadian waste-to-energy company Enerkem will look to raise up to $137.75m in its IPO, translating to a big exit for investors including Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures and BDR Capital.

19 March 2012

Fidelity gears up for biggest ever China venture fund at $250m

Fidelity Worldwide Investments is planning to target China with a new $250m fund – it’s biggest in 16 years of investing in the region.

19 March 2012

Neuberger Berman targets $1.6bn for third secondaries fund $

Neuberger Berman has launched its latest secondary opportunities fund and is targeting a final close of around $1.6bn.

19 March 2012

KRG completes 11th purchase from $1.96bn fourth fund

Denver-based KRG Capital Partners has bought independent marketing agency Ansira, the eleventh buy-out from its £1.96bn fourth fund.


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