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27 March 2012

Private equity firms in talks with Asia Motor Works over investment

news_lorry_lrgHalf a dozen private equity investors are believed to be in talks with Mumbai-based heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer Asia Motor Works (AMW) for up to $150m of investment.

27 March 2012

Wind Point Partners exits Italian-style meat producer Santa Maria Foods

news_meats_lrgUS mid-market private equity firm Wind Point Partners has agreed to sell Italian-style deli meat producer Santa Maria Foods to Sofina.

27 March 2012

Singapore partners with Tata Capital to attract Indian SMEs

The government of Singapore has partnered with the private equity and corporate finance arm of Indian conglomerate Tata Group to help attract more Indian businesses to the country.

27 March 2012

KKR hires former Morgan Stanley chairman “Mack the Knife”

knifeKohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) has appointed former Morgan Stanley chairman and chief executive John Mack as a senior adviser.

27 March 2012

Venture-backed Pentalum half-way to closing $7m financing round $

Venture capital-backed wind measurement company Pentalum Technologies has revealed it is half way through a $7m financing round.

27 March 2012

Abraaj’s SME arm invests in discount voucher company The Entertainer

news_discount_lrgAbraaj Capital’s specialist small and medium-sized company investment arm has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Middle East-based discount voucher company The Entertainer.

27 March 2012

Oppenheimer sued by pension fund over ‘false and misleading’ valuation $

courthouse_lrgA private equity fund managed by Oppenheimer Holdings has been sued by a Massachusetts pension plan over allegations it made false and misleading statements about the value of its holdings.

27 March 2012

Berkshire-backed NetJets names Hony Capital for China growth plans

NetJets, a private aircraft retailer backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has picked Chinese private equity heavyweight Hony Capital and Hong Kong’s Fung Investments to help it capitalise on the boom in China’s fast-growing aviation market.

27 March 2012

Dublin’s Broadlake Capital invests in self tan business Vita Liberata $

VL-Lifestyle_sqIrish private equity firm Broadlake Capital has sealed its first investment in the health and beauty market after buying a controlling stake in Vita Liberata, a Belfast-based self tan business.

27 March 2012

Private equity-backed Biomet settles bribery allegations $

federal-court_lrgBiomet, the US medical giant taken private five years ago by a private equity consortium led by Blackstone, KKR, Goldman Sachs and TPG Capital, has paid $22m in charges to settle allegations that it bribed doctors in Argentina, Brazil, and China for nearly a decade to win business.


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