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22 May 2012

UK trade union slams private equity debt deals amid Punch restructuring talks

beer-pub-pint_sqThe UK’s GMB trade union has hit out at private equity amid talks of a debt-for-equity swap deal at troubled Punch Taverns.

22 May 2012

Altus Capital hires former CVC, Goldman exec Dale Cheney

board-conference-hire_sqManufacturing-focused mid-market investor Altus Capital Partners has named former CVC executive Dale Cheney as a principal in the firm.

22 May 2012

Baird joins Great Dane, CCI for Ice Bear chilled truck financing

Baird Capital Partners has joined specialist van manufacturer CCI and its portfolio company Great Dane in a financing deal for China’s Henan Bingxiong Refrigerated Truck Company.

22 May 2012

Carlyle backs Avail-TVN’s $100m On Demand Group takeover

Global private equity firm Carlyle has stumped up $100m to finance digital video service giant Avail-TVN's acquisition of UK-based On Demand Group, a provider of video on demand services to some of the biggest television brands outside of the US.

22 May 2012

BV Investment Partners picks up Health Information Designs stake

Mid-market private equity firm BV Investment Partners has continued its focus on information, business services and communication by investing in Health Information Designs.

22 May 2012

Blackstone to buy Accor US hotel arm for $1.9bn

Global buyout house Blackstone has picked up French hotel group Accor’s troubled US arm for $1.9bn.

22 May 2012

CVC sells $1.6bn Formula One stake as IPO nears

Global private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has sold a $1.6bn stake in Formula One to investors as the company begins pre-marketing for its IPO.

21 May 2012

Italian insurer snubs private equity bidders in favour of merger option

euros_lrgItalian buyout houses Palladio Finanziaria and Sator have been snubbed in their attempt to buy Fondiaria in favour of a merger deal with fellow insurers.

21 May 2012

Pain in Spain no barrier to private equity profits, says JZ Capital founder $

Despite fears Spain could be the next European economy to crumble in the wake of Greece’s woes, JZ Capital founder DAvid Zalaznick told AltAsses there are profits amid the problems.

21 May 2012

Sovereign wealth assets hit record $5tn mark as Chinese growth continues $

Booming Chinese sovereign wealth funds have pushed the investor class over the $5tn barrier for the first time.

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