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5 July 2012

Carlyle takes stake in China’s Mandarin Hotel Holdings

Global buyout firm Carlyle has bought a controlling stake of 49 per cent in Chinese designer hotel operator Mandarin Hotel Holdings, in a bid to tap burgeoning middle class and domestic consumption in the world’s second largest economy.

5 July 2012

Carlyle exits China’s Sinorgchem to Sinochem International

rubber-bands_sq Carlyle Group has sold its stake in Chinese rubber antioxidants producer Jiangsu Sinorgchem to state-owned chemical company Sinochem International.

5 July 2012

Goldman Sachs PE arm buys physio clinic operator Drayer

news_physio_lrg GS Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs, has bought rehabilitation clinic operator Drayer Physical Therapy Institute from healthcare-focused buyout house Linden Capital Partners.

5 July 2012

Providence arranges bank backing for Home Shopping Europe bid

Providence Equity Partners is planning to purchase German TV channel Home Shopping Europe from AXA Private Equity, it is understood.

5 July 2012

Explore Learning sale draws to a close $

learn-book Three private equity firms are understood to remain in the running to buy education group Explore Learning, a sale process that is expected to be concluded by the end of the week, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

5 July 2012

Swiss buyout firm Capvis backs German medical supply company Ondal

Swiss investment company Capvis has acquired German medical supply manufacturer the Ondal, for an undisclosed sum.

5 July 2012

Kohlberg & Co digs deep for US funeral services company Aurora

funeral_lrg US private equity firm Kohlberg & Company has acquired funeral service supplier Aurora Casket.

4 July 2012

Campbell Soup takes on Blackstone in Bolthouse Farms auction

carrots-vegetables Private equity giant Blackstone Group is believed to have competition from Campbell Soup for the purchase of Bolthouse Farms from Madison Dearborn Partners.

4 July 2012

Amwal scores biggest ever unleveraged return in Middle East with Al Tayyar exit $

Middle East-based private equity firm Amwal AlKhaleej has made the highest ever unleveraged return in the region with the 10-times money multiple exit of Al Tayyar Travel Group.

4 July 2012

Financial crisis has silver lining for green investors $

Andrew Musters SAM Robeco Rabobank - AltAssets Private Equity News Cleantech companies which survived the chaos of the financial crisis have gone from risky venture investments to solid growth equity options, the private equity head of sustainability investor SAM has told AltAssets.

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