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20 April 2012

PSERS helps Cerberus to $1.1bn first close $

pennsylvania_sqPublic School Employees' Retirement System, Pennsylvania's $47.9bn state pension scheme, has taken a big bet on the special situations market by committing $200m to Cerberus Capital Management's latest distressed debt fund.

20 April 2012

Doughty Hanson-backed Tumi surges on NYSE debut

Shares in Tumi, the luggage maker backed by Doughty Hanson & Co, rose by over 50 per cent following its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $338m for the European private equity firm.

20 April 2012

Private equity firms circle Dutch telecoms company Royal KPN’s Belgian mobile sale

Private equity firms Bain Capital, CVC Capital Partners, Apax Partners and Providence Equity Partners are all reportedly considering bids for the Belgian mobile phone arm of Dutch telecoms group Royal KPN NV, which could reach as much as €1.8bn.

20 April 2012

TPG Capital nears $1.5bn first close for Asia fund

TPG Capital is said to have secured commitments of almost $1.5bn for its latest Asia-focused investment vehicle, leading the US private equity firm to a strong first close for the $4bn fund.

20 April 2012

Québec’s Caisse de Dépôt takes 30 per cent stake in transport group Keolis

Canadian pension fuind Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec has agreed to make a 30 per cent equity investment in European transport operator Keolis.

20 April 2012

KKR, Goldman invest $53m in India’s TVS Logistics Services

Global buyout firm KKR and Goldman Sachs have together agreed to invest INR2.69bn ($53m) in India’s TVS Logistics Services.

20 April 2012

Life sciences investor Novo Ventures leads $38m round for Alder BioPharmaceuticals

Life sciences company Alder BioPharmaceuticals has raised $38m in a Series D financing round led by new investor Novo Ventures, and joined by existing Alder investors Sevin Rosen Funds, Ventures West, WRF Capital, H.I.G. Ventures, Delphi Ventures and TPG Biotech.

20 April 2012

European investors target Asia through international portfolio growth $

While the appeal of developing economies is clear for private equity investors, concerns over the state of some of these still-developing marketplaces are causing many to seek alternative access routes to this growth.

20 April 2012

CapMan Russia invests in sports retailer Top League

CapMan Russia has taken a minority stake in sporting goods retail outlet Top League.

20 April 2012

Sterling Partners turns it up to 11 with School of Rock re-up

news_guitar2_lrgUS private equity firm Sterling Partners has made a follow-on investment in music education group School of Rock, following growth investment in 2009.

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