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28 February 2013

Carlyle-backed China Fishery acquires Peruvian fishing group

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERACarlyle-backed fishing business China Fishery has expanded its presence in Peru by acquiring its local peer Copeinca for $555.8m.

28 February 2013

Sequoia Capital, Indian Angel Network take stake in VC-backed Vuclip

Global venture capital firm Sequoia Capital and Indian Angel Network (IAN) have become shareholders in mobile video and media company Vuclip as part of a stock-swap deal.

28 February 2013

KKR, Permira-backed ProSiebenSat.1 pays bumper dividend

Private equity-backed German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has more than quadrupled its dividend this year following the €1.3bn sale of its Nordic arm.

28 February 2013

Partners Group adds IT business Softonic to portfolio

Zug-headquartered private markets investment manager Partners Group has added IT business Softonic to its portfolio.

28 February 2013

Canada’s Caisse de dépôt sees assets increase as private equity draws strong returns $

Canadian pension fund group the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec saw assets increase to $176.2bn in 2012, on the back of some strong returns in asset classes such as private equity.

28 February 2013

Fortress private equity portfolio value up 25% in 2012 $

fortress-castle-towerThe private equity portfolio of diversified asset manager Fortress Investment Group rose in value by more than 25 per cent in 2012 in what was described as a “pivotal year” by the firm.

28 February 2013

IFC names Jean Philippe Prosper as VP of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

Development finance group IFC has named Jean Philippe Prosper as vice president of Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, where he will oversee IFC’s investment and advisory services operations in 79 countries.

27 February 2013

Norwest Venture Partners leads $15m funding round for STELLAService

Norwest Venture Partners has led a $15m Series B funding round for US-based customer service specialist STELLAService following a transformational year for the business.

27 February 2013

Carlyle Co-CEO Rubenstein predicts increase in buyout activity

rubensteinCo-CEO of The Carlyle Group David Rubenstein told Bloomberg Television that the buyout giant will invest more than the $7.9bn it put to work last year as merger and acquisition activity picks up.

27 February 2013

New 3i chief splashes out £14.5m on shares since taking job $

3i’s latest chief executive has put his money where his mouth is by spending more than £14.5m on shares in the UK private equity firm since taking the job last May, AltAssets can reveal.


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