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22 April 2013

TPG Capital looks to sell China’s UniTrust for $800m

Buyout major TPG Capital is reportedly looking to sell Chinese leasing finance provider UniTrust Finance & Leasing Corp, expecting it to fetch as much as $800m.

22 April 2013

Blackstone’s Schwarzman gifts $100m to China scholarship programme

Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman has made a $100m personal gift to build and endow an elite scholarship programme in China.

22 April 2013

Carlyle backs UK taxi group Addison Lee

The Carlyle Group has made a “significant” investment in UK taxi and private hire car company Addison Lee.

22 April 2013

LDC backs £50m MBO for restaurant group D&D London

UK mid-market private equity firm LDC has backed the £50m management buyout of restaurant group D&D London from vendors Conran Holdings and Caird Capital.

19 April 2013

Catterton launches second growth vehicle as $1.2bn buyout target looms $

Consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners is back in the market to raise its second growth fund after nearing a final close for its seventh buyout vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

19 April 2013

RiverRock launches fourth private equity fund with $100m target $

texas Houston-based investment firm RiverRock Group has launched its fourth private equity fund, targeting $100m, AltAssets has learned.

19 April 2013

RCP Advisors nears final close of latest secondary fund $

chicago 3_sq Private equity firm RCP Advisors is nearly through with the fundraise for its second secondary fund after tapping investors for more than $160m over the past six months, AltAssets has learned.

19 April 2013

Asia braces for family office boom $

The increasing affluence of the Asia-Pacific region, coupled with the difficulties of the European and US markets, could see as many as 1,000 Asian family offices by 2020, new research suggests.

19 April 2013

Listed French private equity firm Altamir Amboise gains shareholder support

Listed French private equity firm Altamir Amboise has seen a share buy-back programme rejected by its shareholders at its annual general meeting this week.

19 April 2013

UK performance provides comfort for European PE despite slow start to 2013 $

European buyout activity dropped in the first quarter of 2013 but there is still “all to play for” according to professional services company Ernst & Young.

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