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1 November 2012

Wellspring sells OMNI Energy for $445m after just two years

Mid-market private equity firm Wellspring Capital Management has sold OMNI Energy Services to strategic Gibson Energy in a $445m deal.

1 November 2012

NEA takes on former North Bridge investor as partner

dayna-grayson_sq Global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates has hired former North Bridge Venture Partners investor Dayna Grayson as a partner.

1 November 2012

Olympus leads $50m investment in China’s Huaxia Dairy Farm

Pan-Asian private equity firm Olympus Capital has led an investor group including California Technology Ventures, Herostar Holdings and Grand River Capital in the acquisition of an additional $50m stake in Chinese milk producer Huaxia Dairy Farm.

1 November 2012

GTCR buys UK, Ireland payments company Premium Credit

news_pounds_lrg Chicago-based buyout house GTCR has bought UK and Ireland payment and finance services company Premium Credit from MBNA Europe.

1 November 2012

Caisse de dépôt backs Quebec energy services company Groupe Moreau

Canadian institutional investor The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has made a C$5.4m investment in energy services company Groupe Moreau.

1 November 2012

GRP Partners nearing rapid final close for fourth venture fund $

California-based venture firm GRP Partners is nearing its fundraising target after pulling in more than $148m for its latest vehicle in less than 12 months.

1 November 2012

Akina divests SENIOcare with sale to Waterland Private Equity

European fund investor Akina has sold its majority stake in Swiss care provider SENIOcare to private equity firm Waterland.

1 November 2012

August Equity preps final exits from maiden vehicle amid fundraising $

exit-15_sq August Equity is preparing two of its portfolio companies for sale, a move that will help wrap up the UK lower mid-market firm’s first fund and motivate investors to commit to the first close of its new vehicle, two sources told AltAssets.

1 November 2012

ISIS Equity Partners hires advisor to sell On the Beach $

UK mid-market private equity firm ISIS Equity Partners has hired DC Advisory, the former corporate finance arm of Close Brothers, to explore sale options for internet travel agent On the Beach, two people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

1 November 2012

Spanish fund of funds Altamar sells stake to Chilean investors

Spanish fund of funds manager Altamar Private Equity has sold a 20 per cent stake of its holding company to Chilean financial institutions LarrainVial and Consorcio Nacional de Seguro.


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