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9 May 2012

Mubadala plans $5.47bn diversification drive following 2011 losses $

Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investment vehicle Mubadala plans to follow its Qatari cousin in a drive to diversify its enormous stream of local oil wealth.

9 May 2012

Sycamore Partners continues pursuit for struggling Talbots

Sycamore Partners, the New York-based consumer and retail investment specialist, has reignited its pursuit for Talbots after tabling a $3.05 per share offer for the ailing women's clothing retailer.

9 May 2012

Penta, Eastbridge up stake in Polish retailer Empik

warsaw_lrg Czech buyout firm Penta Investments and Luxembourg-based Eastbridge Group will clinch a 74 per cent stake in listed Polish retailer Empik Media & Fashion, whose stores include Poland's first GAP, following a public tender.

9 May 2012

Unison Capital clinches Showa Yakuhin Kako

Tokyo-based private equity firm Unison Capital has agreed to buy Japanese dental equipment and generic drug maker Showa Yakuhin Kako from Tokio Marine Capital, Polaris Private Equity and Pinebridge Japan Partners.

9 May 2012

Maven Capital Partners takes Bolt from Catapult

Scottish lower mid-market firm Maven Capital Partners has hired Ben Bolt from Catapult Venture Managers to be its new investment director.

9 May 2012

Ingenious Media celebrates 13.9x return on Cream music brand investment

cream creamfields festival Ingenious Media Active Capital has netted a 13.9 times return on its four year investment in electronic music brand Cream.

9 May 2012

Niam Nordic hits €719m final close on fifth real estate fund

green_houses_170sq Swedish real estate-focused buyout house Niam Nordic has closed its fifth fund on €719m, more than €100m over target.

9 May 2012

Private equity ‘street groper’ cleared of all charges $

Karl Vanderwoude, arrest, charged, groping, New York, private equity, MVision A private equity worker charged with a series of sex attacks near his New York office has been exonerated after providing a cast-iron alibi.

9 May 2012

UK merchant bank Strand Hanson launches venture capital arm $

UK-based merchant bank Strand Hanson has set up a new venture capital division, which will look to invest in the natural resource, energy, technology and chemical sectors.

9 May 2012

Pegasus backs Pure Biofuels de Perú MBO

Pegasus Capital Advisors has made its first investment into Peru by backing the management buyout of Pure Biofuels de Perú.


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