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28 February 2012

Grey Mountain buys flat glass division of Hawkins

US mid-market investor Grey Mountain Partners has bought almost all the assets of Hawkins Glass Wholesalers’ flat glass division through wholly-owned subsidiary Hawkins Architectural Products.

28 February 2012

Corporate venture firm Intel Capital targets Turkey

Corporate venture capital firm Intel Capital has confirmed it is to open a new office in Turkey.

28 February 2012

Billabong rejects revised offer from TPG Capitalp

surfing2_sq Global buy-out firm TPG Capital’s latest offer for Billabong has been rejected for the third time, although the beleaguered Australian surfwear brand has said that it is still open to a higher offer.

28 February 2012

Cotton Creek, Yorktown invest in Texan oil & gas group Terrace Energy

US lower mid-market private equity firm Cotton Creek Capital Management has made a further investment in Terrace Energy, a Texas-based oil and gas, exploration and production company concentrating on the acquisition of assets in North America, alongside new investor Yorktown Partners.

28 February 2012

Energy investor Crestwood buys Antero shale gas facilities for $375m

Crestwood Midstream Partners has bought a swathe of Antero Resources Appalachian’s shale gas extracting system as part of a $375m joint venture with Crestwood Holdings.

28 February 2012

Regulation threatens UK growth, says industry bodyp

red-tape_lrg The UK private equity industry has called for immediate government action to back venture capital as a way to get the country’s growth back on track.

28 February 2012

Vietnamese investor VinaCapital adds mobile services developer VNC-55

Vietnamese investment group VinaCapital has acquired mobile services developer VNC-55.

28 February 2012

Thoma Bravo hits $1.25bn for tenth fund

US private equity firm Thoma Bravo has raised $1.25bn for its latest buy-out fund.

28 February 2012

CalPERS lays down the law to its GPsp

pen_170sq US pension fund CalPERS has revealed plans to implement a new standardised capital call and distribution template for all of the fund’s private equity general partners.

28 February 2012

Smaller investors, British SMEs set to capitalise on EIS provisionsp

The UK's new Finance Bill has divided the UK private equity space, and is expected to put an end to management buy-outs through EIS schemes and venture capital trusts in the future. However, smaller investors and British SMEs stand to benefit greatly from the new provisions surrounding EIS schemes, according to Mark Payton, a managing director at UK venture capital fund manager Mercia.

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