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29 March 2012

YFM, MMC back London’s KnowledgeMill

folders5_sqUK regional growth investor YFM Equity Partners and private equity peer MMC Ventures have injected capital into London-based email and document management business KnowledgeMill.

29 March 2012

Moulton’s Better Capital buys Everest Windows for £25m

Better Capital, the listed UK turnaround investor established by former Alchemy Partners founder Jon Moulton, has bought out British window retailer Everest for £25m.

29 March 2012

Merlin Entertainments IPO back on the agenda, says chief exec

rollercoasterPrivate equity-backed theme park operator Merlin Entertainments is considering relaunching its drive to become a public company two years after pulling the plug on its last IPO.

29 March 2012

CVC hires PAI chairman Bertrand Meunier as MD

Former PAI Partners chairman Bertrand Meunier has joined private equity heavyweight CVC as a managing partner in London, where he will lead the firm’s newly formed global consumer goods sector and oversee the development of CVC in France.

29 March 2012

HIG Capital ready for Brazilian blitz after eyeing two buy-outs

Miami-based private equity firm HIG Capital is understood to have made its first moves into Brazil by purchasing stakes in two mid-market consumer and industrial firms.

29 March 2012

Cerberus sells Prompt Holdings’ Japan operations to CVC

Global private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has offloaded the Japanese operations of employment agency Advantage Resourcing to London-based private equity major CVC Capital Partners, following a protracted two year sale process.

29 March 2012

HIG Capital bids for trio of Rio Tinto alumina plants

Private equity group HIG has made a binding offer for a trio of French alumina plants from mining giant Rio Tinto.

29 March 2012

Cancer research UK, EIF partner for £50m fund

Cancer Research UK’s commercial arm and the European Investment Fund have partnered to create a £50m investment vehicle to bridge the funding gap between cancer drug discovery and early development in the British market.

29 March 2012

Catalyst to exit Aperio Group for $238m after thumbs up from watchdog

Australian private equity firm Catalyst Investment Managers looks set to sell flexible packaging company Aperio Group for A$238m after the deal was given the green light by the competition watchdog.

29 March 2012

NYLIM India Fund makes 2x return on CEBB stake sale

exit_lrgThe New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) India Fund has made a two times return on its investment by selling more of its stake in Indian company Commercial Engineers and Body Builders.


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