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5 April 2013

Kenya’s Catalyst Principal Partners starts deploying $125m fund

nairobi_lrgAfter closing its $125m fund in November, Kenyan buyout firm Catalyst Principal Partners is now starting to put the money to work, planning to invest 35 per cent of it on African businesses this year.

5 April 2013

NetSocket ties up $9.2m Venture Investors-led financing round

Venture Investors has led a $9.2m Series B financing round for network services provider NetSocket.

5 April 2013

Panda Power Funds launches second $800m energy fund

Dallas-headquartered investor in power projects Panda Power Funds has decided to have another try at raising an $800m fund, it emerged today.

5 April 2013

Bridgepoint’s Sir James Crosby leaves following damning parliamentary report

Sir James CrosbyFormer HBOS chief executive Sir James Crosby has stepped down as an advisor to private equity firm Bridgepoint after being slammed in a UK parliamentary report for his role in the bank’s collapse.

5 April 2013

Finland courts venture capital investors to help kickstart economy

FinlandFinland is reportedly turning to venture capital in an attempt to kickstart the country out of recession through a $1bn startup programme.

5 April 2013

Blackstone to visit Dell headquarters

Dell laptopIn more bad news for Michael Dell, Blackstone has reportedly arranged to visit Dell’s headquarters to kick off an in-depth analysis of the computer company.

5 April 2013

Standard Chartered doubles money on Bush Foods exit

basmati-rice_sqStandard Chartered Private Equity has reportedly made a three times return by selling its stake in Indian rice processing company Bush Foods to Qatar-based strategic buyer Hassad.

5 April 2013

TPG Capital and Madison Dearborn Partners make final list of NFP bidders

us flag6_sqBuyout firms TPG Capital and Madison Dearborn Partners have reportedly made the short list of bidders for US wealth management firm National Financial Partners.

5 April 2013

Buyout majors circle British gym chains

Buyout majors including CCMP Capital are reportedly planning to snap up two of the UK’s fastest growing gym chains to merge then into a £300m business.

5 April 2013

Montagu makes 2x return selling Unifeeder to Nordic Capital $

unifeederMontagu private equity stands to make a two times return after agreeing to sell Danish logistics company Unifeeder to Nordic Capital.

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