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1 June 2012

GSR Ventures gives LPs second bite at top performing investments

bite-toast-bread-food-crumbs China-focused GSR Ventures is giving LPs the chance to tap into its top-performing portfolio companies through its latest $133m fund.

1 June 2012

CIC’s private equity unit loses two more executives

China Investment Corp is understood to have lost a further two executives from its private equity division, the latest in a raft of departures from the country’s $400bn sovereign wealth fund.

1 June 2012

Tiger, SAIF sink $10m into clothing retailer Zovi

Tiger Global and SAIF Partners have invested $10m in Indian online clothing retailer Zovi.

1 June 2012

Dunedin sells Capula to ASX-listed Imtech

UK mid-market private equity firm Dunedin has sold Capula, a British business that supplies computer systems that control operations for power stations, nuclear facilities and water networks including Thames Water, to ASX-listed technology group Imtech.

1 June 2012

Hutton Collins exits Lloyds broker Windsor to 3i’s Hyperion

European mezzanine investor Hutton Collins Partners has sold Windsor Limited, a Lloyd’s specialty insurance broker, to 3i-backed Hyperion Insurance.

31 May 2012

UK’s CD Capital leads $56.8m recap of Brazil Potash

news_jungle_lrg Global private equity firm CD Capital has led a £58.6m recapitalisation of potash exploration company Brazil Potash.

31 May 2012

Citadel Capital founder heading consortium in surprise EFG Hermes bid $

Citadel Capital founder Ahmed El Husseiny is heading a group of investors planning a shock buyout of troubled EFG Hermes, Egypt’s biggest investment bank.

31 May 2012

European Commission increases VCT, EIS investment limits $

The European Commission has approved an increase in the annual limit that can be invested in companies in order to them to qualify for EIS and VCT investment.

31 May 2012

Sycamore makes shock Talbots buy days after deal breakdown

clothing-scarves_sq Sycamore Partners has made a surprise purchase of women’s clothing chain Talbots just days after apparently walking away from the deal.

31 May 2012

Leonard Green bucks market trend with biggest-ever buyout fund $

Leonard Green & Partners has hit its $6m hard cap for its biggest ever private equity fund in an environment when many larger firms are scaling back their fundraising.


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