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19 April 2012

KKR begins building property empire with Chicago shopping mall purchase

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has dipped its toe into the US real estate market for the first time with a $196m investment in a Chicago shopping mall.

19 April 2012

Advent International casts gaze on Nordic region with two new hires

Global buyout firm Advent International has hired two new independent regional advisors as it looks to dig out more opportunities in the Nordic region.

19 April 2012

French newcomer Blackfin buys Chiarezza from Admiral Group

milan_lrgFrench private equity newcomer BlackFin Capital Partners has bought Chiarezza, an Italian insurance comparison website, from auto insurer Admiral Group.

19 April 2012

Carlyle goes back to former portfolio company to hire new defence expert

news_plane_fighter_lrgPrivate equity powerhouse Carlyle has hired the former chief executive of its portfolio company Vought Aircraft Industries as an aerospace and defence expert.

19 April 2012

Pelion, Atlas, Coriolis in $10m financing for AdSafe Media

onlinegamer_lrgPelion Venture Partners was among a trio of firms taking part in a $10m financing round for brand protection and advert data company AdSafe Media.

19 April 2012

Blackstone’s private equity fee earnings up as net income almost halves $

black-stone-blackstonePrivate equity giant Blackstone’s earnings from management fees were up almost four per cent for the first quarter of 2012 compared to 12 months earlier, despite its net income diving almost 50 per cent in the same period.

19 April 2012

ABB’s corporate venture arm leads leads investment in TaKaDu

Engineering group ABB, through its technology-focused venture capital division, has led a $6m investment in water monitoring solution provider TaKaDu.

19 April 2012

Cerberus hits $1.1bn first close for fifth distressed fund $

Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on special situations, has secured commitments of $1.1bn for the first close of its fifth distressed debt fund, according to a source familiar with the matter.

19 April 2012

Abraaj believed to be planning $450m Saudi Arabian buying spree

chest-war-treasure-box-woodenThe Middle East’s largest private equity firm has a $450m war chest for three new investments in Saudi Arabia.

19 April 2012

Incubator scheme launches to boost Canadian technology start-ups

tech-egg_lrgCanadian investors including Rho Canada Ventures, Omers Ventures and BDC Venture Capital have committed capital to a C$30m technology incubator scheme.

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