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2 March 2012

Kohlberg Capital adds alternative asset manager Trimaran to portfolio

boat1Kohlberg Capital has bought alternative asset manager Trimaran Advisors for $25m and 3.6 million shares of common stock.

2 March 2012

China Investment Corp adds Liang Xiang as executive vice president

china-wall_lrgChina Investment Corp, the investment arm of China’s vast sovereign wealth fund, has appointed Liang Xiang as executive vice president.

2 March 2012

Duke Street completes €277m Deloro sale, nets 2.4x return

Duke Street has completed the €277m sale of engineering group Deloro Stellite to US trade buyer Kennametal.

2 March 2012

US institutional investor establishes wind power fund

US retirement fund TIAA-CREF has partnered with power producer Edison Mission Energy and Alaska-based native corporation Cook Inlet Region to launch a new fund to invest in wind projects across North America.

2 March 2012

Venture-backed Yelp prices shares for $900m valuation

news_logo_yelp_lrgVenture capital-backed Yelp has priced 7.1 million shares for its highly anticipated initial public offering at $15 each, valuing the local business website at almost $900m.

2 March 2012

Pension plans in pole position to capitalise on Indian investments $

vikram-gandhiLarge institutional investors are in pole position to capitalise in India amid a slipping growth rate, according to one of the region's most active investment advisors.

2 March 2012

CEO of Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund steps down

The CEO of Bahraini sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat Holding Company, Talal Al Zain, has stepped down.

2 March 2012

IK Investment Partners hits €1bn first close for seventh fund $

European private equity major IK Investment Partners has hit the fundraising trail for its latest €1.7bn investment vehicle and is warming up for a strong first close this month, according to two sources close to the situation.

2 March 2012

Carlyle Group takes majority stake in Brazilian toy chain Ri Happy

The Carlyle Group has acquired an 85 per cent ownership in Brazil’s largest retail toy chain Ri Happy.

2 March 2012

Carlyle, Vestar sell remaining stake in AZ Electronic Materials

Global private equity firms Carlyle and Vestar Capital Partners have exited their remaining 11.6 per cent stake in London-listed chemicals company AZ Electronic Materials, through a share placement that raised around £130m.


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