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13 December 2012

Warburg targeting mammoth $10bn Bausch & Lomb exit

contact-lensWarburg Pincus is eyeing one of the biggest private equity exits since the financial crisis with a $10bn sale of US contact lens maker Bausch & Lomb, it is understood.

13 December 2012

BC Partners eyes $4bn exit to Wal-Mart for Turkish supermarket Migros Ticaret

UK private equity BC Partners could be in line for a billion-dollar payday following reports that US supermarket giant Wal-Mart is considering buying the firm’s 80 per cent stake in Turkish retail chain Migros Ticaret, in a deal valuing the company at over $4bn.

13 December 2012

Private equity firms outmuscled by SPX in Gardner Denver bidding

Gardner-Denver-compressor1Four private equity firms interested in industrial equipment maker Gardner Denver have been well outbid by strategic SPX, it is understood.

13 December 2012

Sequoia leads $9.2m investment in Indian analytics company iCreate

Sequoia Capital has led an INR500m ($9.2m) financing round for data analytics company iCreate Software.

13 December 2012

Actis sells stake in Chinese hotpot brand Xiabu Xiabu to General Atlantic

Chinese-hotpot-Xiabu-XiabuEmerging market investor Actis has exited its stake in Chinese bar-style hotpot brand Xiabu Xiabu to fellow private equity firm General Atlantic.

13 December 2012

Sovereign scores fifth exit for 2012 with DC Leisure sale

UK lower mid-market firm Sovereign Capital has earned a multiple of 4.2 times with its sale of leisure management contractor DC Leisure Holdings. This is the fifth exit of 2012 for the firm and follows on from the sale of LM Funerals in April.

13 December 2012

Advantage Partners’ Sanyo interest sparks Panasonic share jump

Japanese private equity firm Advantage Partners is in the hunt for the Sanyo digital camera business of electronics giant Panasonic, it is understood.

13 December 2012

Lower mid-market could confound slow deal-making environment $

Despite wider concerns as to slow economic growth, there remains a genuine appetite within the private equity space to invest in fast-growing, entrepreneurial companies in the lower mid-market, according to one sector-focused firm.

13 December 2012

Cisco backs Brazilian VC Monashees Capital with $6m commitment

Global IT group Cisco has committed $6m to Brazilian venture capital firm Monashees Capital. The Sao Paulo-based firm focuses on internet and online education sectors.

12 December 2012

Index Ventures latest early-stage firm to back review site Trustpilot

question-onlineIndex Ventures has joined existing investors Northzone and SEED Capital to make a €10m investment in Danish shopping reviews software provider Trustpilot.


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