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2 August 2012

US agency rejects Blackstone-backed APT loan application

oil-ship_lrgAmerican Petroleum Tankers, a shipping business backed by global buyout giant Blackstone, has had its application for $340m taxpayer-backed loan guarantees rejected by a US agency due to concerns over the company's ability to repay the debt.

2 August 2012

BaltCap seals second energy deal with Estonian wind farm investment

BaltCap has made its second investment in the energy sector by backing the construction of an 18MW Estonian wind farm.

2 August 2012

Korean asset manager Woori partners with EIG, Posco for PE fund

Korean asset manager Woori has partnered with domestic steelmaker Posco and US-based EIG Global Energy Partners to launch a natural resources-focused private equity fund.

2 August 2012

Court throws out private equity appeal over Italian insurer merger

Italian private equity firms Palladio and Sator have had their appeal against a merger of insurers Unipol and Fondiaria-SAI thrown out by the country’s top administrative court.

2 August 2012

Labcorp dismisses buyout rumours

Laboratory Corporation has confirmed it is not in discussions with private equity firms following rumours that the New York-listed lab testing company could be the subject of a takeover.

2 August 2012

World’s second largest life insurer launches $157m venture fund

Chinese life insurance giant Ping An has launched a $157m venture fund as part of efforts to increase its exposure to private equity.

2 August 2012

3i partners with Fraser Sullivan for US debt management unit $

new-york5_lrgThe debt management arm of FTSE 250-listed private equity firm 3i has partnered with Fraser Sullivan, the New York-based debt manager backed by buyout house Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, to establish a presence in the US.

2 August 2012

One Equity backs Latin America-focused packaging company Phoenix

plasticJP Morgan private equity arm One Equity Partners has made a “significant” minority equity investment in Latin America-focused packaging company Grupo Phoenix.

2 August 2012

3i sells Spanish ceramics company Esmalglass to Investcorp for €200m

ceramic_tile_170sq3i has exited its investment in Spanish ceramics company Esmalglass with a sale to asset management group Investcorp.

2 August 2012

Intel, iSource, GIMV invest €6.5m French software company Movea

Motion sensing software company Movea has secured €6.5m, led by Intel Capital, alongside existing investors iSource and GIMV.

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