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18 June 2012

Talks to limit Oaktree’s hostile takeover of Jakks collapse

Oaktree Capital has scrapped talks aimed at limiting its hostile takeover of toymaker Jakks Pacific after being unable to agree terms with the company.

18 June 2012

Mezzanine, private capital outperform in volatile debt markets $

The terms and negotiating power of private debt peaks when senior lenders are out of the market and falls away as banks have more capacity to lend, reflecting the counter-correlation of private debt providers to banks and senior lenders, new research shows.

18 June 2012

Goldman’s Americas PE head among trio of partners quitting firm

news_metal_steps_lrgGoldman Sachs’ private equity head for the Americas is stepping down is among a trio of partners to announce they are leaving the firm.

18 June 2012

KKR eyeing Brazil following latest special advisor hire $

Henrique Meirelles KKR Brazil - AltAssets Private Equity NewsUS buyout giant KKR has hired former Brazilian Central Bank governor Henrique Meirelles as its first representative in the booming country.

18 June 2012

Growth rates boost investor confidence in Russia $

news_russianruble_lrgInvestors are optimistic about the investment opportunities that exist in Russia over the next three years due to the country’s economic growth rate, abundance of natural resources, low debt levels and healthy employment levels.

18 June 2012

Bertram Capital exits EDI Holdings to Nordson for $200m

US mid-market private equity firm Bertram Capital has sold EDI Holdings, a provider of slot coating and flat polymer extrusion dies for plastic processors and web converters, to Nasdaq-listed dispensing equipment maker Nordson.

18 June 2012

Index Ventures hits €350m for latest tech-focused fund

Life sciences and IT investor Index Ventures has raised €350m for its latest venture fund aimed at seed and early-stage tech companies.

18 June 2012

Burger King partners with Cartesian Capital for China push

Burger King has partnered with New York-based private equity firm Cartesian Capital for a new joint venture focused on aggressively expanding the brand’s presence in China.

18 June 2012

New Silk Route co-founder facing decades in jail for insider trading

Rajat Gupta New Silk Route - AltAssets Private Equity NewsNew Silk Route co-founder Rajat Gupta could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of leaking inside information to a hedge fund manager.

18 June 2012

Hopu nets $289m from sale of China Mengniu Dairy stake

Hopu Investment Management, , the Asia- focused private equity firm set up by Goldman Sachs dealmakers including RRJ Capital founder Richard Ong, has netted a cool $289m from selling its minority stake in Hong Kong-listed China Mengniu Dairy.


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