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8 May 2012

Tricky exit market, early stage aversion sees surge in venture secondaries $

increase-6_sq A tricky exit market and aversion to early-stage risk are causing a stark rise in secondary deals in the venture capital industry, according to Go4Ventures founder Jean-Michel Deligny.

8 May 2012

India to halve capital gains tax for private equity investors

india-bangalore_sq India will go ahead with plans to halve the long-term capital gains tax it charges private equity firms for unlisted or off-market security trades from 20 per cent to ten per cent, the country’s finance ministry said in a statement released this week.

8 May 2012

TPG, Hony lose out in race for Japan’s Elpida Memory

A consortium comprising TPG Capital and China’s Hony Capital have lost out in the race for Elpida Memory after Micron Technology entered exclusive talks to buy the bankrupt Japanese chipmaker.

8 May 2012

Germany’s Pinova Capital acquires composites company Norafin

Munich-based private equity firm Pinova Capital has acquired industrial composites manufacturer Norafin Industries.

8 May 2012

Mid-market investor Monroe Capital adds Ben Marzouk to head New York operations

New York mid-market investor Monroe Capital has appointed Ben Marzouk as managing director – New York region group head.

8 May 2012

Buyer group could pull out of MBK’s $2.4bn China Network Systems sale

South Korean buyout heavyweight MBK Partners’ sale of its Taiwanese cable TV business hit another hurdle this week after its buyer said it may pull out of the deal after incurring losses of over $300m from delays in the regulatory approval.

8 May 2012

China fund ruling marks setback for foreign private equity firms

China's top economic-planning agency has said that all capital in a renminbi-denominated investment fund must be sourced from local Chinese investors or will be treated as foreign, marking a severe setback for foreign private equity funds.

8 May 2012

UK’s SportPursuit raises $2.3m Series A from DFJ Esprit, business angels

UK sports sales business SportPursuit.co.uk has closed it a Series A round of funding on $2.3m, led by European venture capital firm DFJ Esprit.

8 May 2012

HgCapital puts Mercury Pharma on the block

European mid-market private equity firm HgCapital has put its stake in generic drug maker Mercury Pharma up for sale less than two and a half years after its initial buyout.

8 May 2012

Israel’s volatile private equity sector slumps in 2012 $

The first quarter of 2012 proved to be the weakest period for the Israeli private equity industry in two years.


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