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13 June 2012

Goldman rehires Mark Schwartz to chair Asia Pacific

Goldman Sachs has rehired New Silk Route Partners co-founder Mark Schwartz to lead the merchant banking giant’s Asia Pacific operations as chairman, the firm has said.

13 June 2012

Norwest takes GoHealth minority stake for $50m

Mid-market buyout house Norwest Equity Partners has made a $50m investment in health insurance technology company GoHealth.

13 June 2012

Kumho Industrial sells $810m assets to Korea Finance Corp PE arm

Kumho Industrial Co has sold KRW946.5bn won ($810m) worth of assets, including a KRW415.5bn ($356m) stake in Daewoo Engineering & Construction, to a buyout fund managed by Korea Finance Corp in a bid to boost liquidity.

13 June 2012

IFC, Jacob Ballas invest $66.3m in Super Religare Labs

news_monitor_lrgJacob Ballas Capital India and the IFC, the investment arm of the World Bank, have agreed to invest $66.3m in Indian medical diagnostics company Super Religare Laboratories.

13 June 2012

Unitas buys $162.4m stake in Korean outdoor clothing company NEPA

news_rocks_lrgAsia-focused buyout firm Unitas Capital has agreed to buy a minority stake in South Korean clothing company NEPA for $162.4m.

13 June 2012

Turnaround capital balloons eight-fold as eurozone crisis deepens $

balloon_sqThe amount of money turnaround investors have to deploy in distressed assets in the UK has increased eight-fold in the past year, as firms prepare to capitalise on a slew of opportunities left in the wake of the eurozone crisis.

13 June 2012

Balderton scraps Sulake stake over fears children exposed to explicit content

habbo-hotel-sulake-balderton1Venture firm Balderton Capital has scrapped its stake in social networking group Sulake amid fears children were being subjected to explicit sexual content on one of its sites.

12 June 2012

Next World Group smells the coffee with $100m La Boulange exit to Starbucks

coffee-beans_­sqPrivate investment firm Next World Group has agreed to sell San Francisco restaurant chain La Boulange Café & Bakery to global coffee empire Starbucks for $100m.

12 June 2012

African retail growth boosting wider private equity opportunities $

Amanda Jean-Baptiste - AltAssets Private Equity NewsRetail projects in sub-Saharan Africa are helping create further opportunities for private equity as well as being successful deals in their own right, Actis real estate director Amanda Jean-Baptiste told AltAssets.

12 June 2012

Narec Capital names Frontier IP to manage renewable energy funds $

UK-based Narec Capital has appointed Frontier IP as its fund manager to a portfolio of renewable energy funds that it intends to launch later this year.


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