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18 June 2012

AXA closes largest secondaries fund on $7.1bn $

eiffeltower_3_170sqThe private equity arm of French insurance giant AXA has raised a total of $7.1bn in commitments for its latest secondaries fund of funds, which will buy stakes in private equity funds that other investors are looking to offload.

18 June 2012

CVC drops Formula One stake to 35 per cent following IPO delay

CVC has sold a further stake in global motor racing business Formula One after the company delayed its planned IPO due to market volatility.

18 June 2012

Melrose eyes $2.3bn bid for CVC’s German meter-maker Elster

meterUK turnaround specialist Melrose is planning a $2.3bn purchase of German utility-meter maker Elster Group from private equity firm CVC.

18 June 2012

Luke Johnson’s Risk Capital Partners to buy dental chain James Hull

dentist_lrgRisk Capital Partners, the private equity firm owned by former Channel 4 chairman Luke Johnson, is in advanced talks to buy James Hull - one of the UK’s largest chains of dentists, the Sunday Times reported over the weekend.

18 June 2012

KKR, Apax linked with £8bn bid for UK Orange, T-Mobile owner

orange_lrgUS buyout giant KKR and British firm Apax are believed to be in talks over an £8bn takeover of the UK’s largest mobile network provider, Everything Everywhere.

18 June 2012

US, Europe legal variations highlight need for structural consideration in cross-border M&A $

new-york5_lrgAnalysis of deals done in the past four years highlights some key differences in the legal provisions used in M&A agreements across the US and Europe, reflecting the need for private equity firms eyeing cross-border deals to take these differences into account.

15 June 2012

GlendonTodd continues business services purchases with Aztec buy

men-women-business_sqDallas-based buyout house glendonTodd has made another move into the business services market by picking up enterprise technology solutions company Aztec Systems.

15 June 2012

Australia’s Pacific Road raises $369.7m towards fund target $

Pacific Road Capital Management, a Sydney-based private equity firm focused on the global mining and materials industries, has raised $369.7m towards its second fund, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

15 June 2012

EQT scraps KMD sale over unhappiness with bids

server_lrgSwedish private equity firm EQT Partners has scrapped plans to sell Danish IT group KMD after failing to receive a suitable offer, it is understood.

15 June 2012

Société Générale receives private equity offers for investment arm $

French banking giant Société Générale has received an offer for its TCW Group from private equity firms including Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, it is understood.

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