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20 May 2013

European M&A falls despite mid-market valuations holding firm $

Unlisted mid-market valuations in the eurozone remain stable at 6.3 times EBITDA whereas M&A activity is at an historically low level for the year 2012 in spite of a rise in the last quarter.

20 May 2013

Lakeview Equity Partners nearing final close for second fund $

Milwaukee-based private equity firm Lakeview Equity Partners is about to hit a final close on its second fund, AltAssets has learned.

20 May 2013

Private equity-backed Danone, Mengniu launch JV in China

china beijing_sq Private equity-backed foods group Danone has invested €325m in acquiring a four per cent stake in China Mengniu and launching a joint venture with the Chinese dairy products company.

20 May 2013

Middle East sovereign funds up PE allocation amid co-investment rise $

middle-east-yacht Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds have increased their allocations to private equity by eight per cent in the past two years amid a diversification by buyout firms into new investment models, new research has shown.

20 May 2013

Langholm Capital eyes £100m exit for snack maker Tyrells

UK private equity firm Langholm Capital is looking to sell crisp maket Tyrells for up to £100m.

20 May 2013

Quilvest bids for UK burger chain Byron

Global private equity firm Quilvest has been named as one of the second round bidders for UK burger chain Byron.

20 May 2013

Cerberus extends tender for Seibu shares to end of May

Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has extended the duration of its tender for shares in Japanese hotel and rail operator Seibu to 31 May.

20 May 2013

Macquarie to exit Asian Pay Television Trust with $1.1bn Singapore IPO

Investment vehicle Asian Pay Television Trust is looking to raise $1.1bn through its upcoming IPO on the Singapore Exchange

20 May 2013

DVK Group raises one-third of $1bn African fund

UK-based private equity firm DVK is launching two funds to take advantage of investment opportunities in African countries such as Somalia.

20 May 2013

Warburg wraps up strong Targa Resources exit after nine-year holding

Warburg Pincus has made a $1.8bn profit on a $400m equity investment by exiting US natural gas processor Targa Resources after a nine-year holding period.


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