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1 March 2012

Carlyle completes $3bn exit of cable TV company Insight

Carlyle Group has completed its $3bn exit of cable TV company Insight Communications by selling to Time Warner Cable (TWC).

1 March 2012

Carlyle’s SE Asia head leaves following four-year barren spell

The head of Carlyle Group’s South East Asia arm has left the firm after a four-and-a-half year barren spell in the subcontinent, it is understood.

1 March 2012

Watermill, Hicks make 10x gross ROI following Latrobe merger

The Watermill Group and Hicks Equity Partners have made a 10x gross return on their investment in Latrobe Specialty Metals following its merger with Carpenter Technology.

1 March 2012

Premji wraps up $25m stake in clothing company Fabindia

kurtas Premji Invest is reported to have bought a seven per cent stake in traditional Indian clothing retailer Fabindia for up to $25m.

1 March 2012

SVG Capital announces details of £50m tender offer

SVG Capital, the London-listed private equity firm and European buy-out major Permira’s largest investor, has announced more details concerning its highly anticipated £50m tender offer and revised investment strategy.

1 March 2012

NBGI buys ATR Group MBO from fellow private equity firm Maven

NBGI has backed the management buy-out of Aberdeen oil and gas tools rental service ATR Group from fellow private equity investor Maven Capital Partners.

1 March 2012

Cinven continues exit drive with €800m Ziggo IPOp

Ziggo, the Dutch cable company backed by global private equity majors Cinven and Warburg Pincus, has confirmed its intention to launch an initial public offering and listing on NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam that could raise up to €800m.

1 March 2012

Silicon Valley VC valuations strengthen in Q4 2011p

The final quarter of 2011 saw improved valuations and venture financings in the Silicon Valley area, according to new research.

1 March 2012

Pamplona tables offer for $1.4bn Bulgarian telecoms major Vivacom

sofia-bulgaria_sq London-based private equity firm Pamplona Capital Management has submitted a bid for Bulgarian telecoms operator Vivacom, which is said to be valued at around $1.4bn.

1 March 2012

Solvency II not suited to pension funds, says PE industryp

With the European Commission today set to launch a process to review European pension regulation, the European private equity industry has warned of the implications of implementing Solvency II to pension providers.


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