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1 August 2012

Prudence in banking sector sparks surge in bridge financing $

As banks become more prudent in lending to buyout houses and competition for top-draw businesses heats up, private equity firms from Doughty Hanson to Equistone are increasingly turning to their LPs to finance deals in the short-term.

1 August 2012

Altira targets $175m for sixth energy technology fund

US energy-focused private equity firm Altira Group has begun fundraising for its $175m sixth fund.

1 August 2012

LDC backs £10.5m MBO of Dale Power Solutions

news_lloyds_lrgThe private equity arm of state-backed Lloyds Banking Group has backed the £10.5m management buyout of Dale Power Solutions, a maker and service provider of secure power products, from listed electronics business TT electronics.

1 August 2012

Allianz Capital fails to attract target price for Selecta

vending_lrgAllianz Capital has snubbed private equity bidders for its European vending machine business Selecta after deeming second round bids too low.

1 August 2012

Oaktree Capital eyes $500m ice cream maker Wells Enterprises

Private equity buyers including Oaktree Capital Management are reported to be looking at family-owned ice cream maker Wells Enterprises, in a deal that is expected to fetch about $500m.

1 August 2012

US Midwest healthcare sees strongest period for VC investment since 2007 $

Healthcare startups in the US Midwest received $491m in venture capital investment across 92 deals in the first half of 2012, the highest in the last five years for both dollars and number of deals.

1 August 2012

Sequoia Capital sinks $4.5m into India’s Practo

Venture investment giant Sequoia Capital has made a $4.5m investment in web-based Indian health service organiser Practo.

1 August 2012

Australia’s Gresham sells Witchery to Country Road for A$172m

Australian buyout firm Gresham has agreed to sell fashion retailer Witchery Group to trade buyer Country Road for A$172m ($181m).

1 August 2012

Snapdeal nears $100m General Atlantic investment in third funding round

Global growth investor General Atlantic is close to investing up to $100m in Indian online retailer Snapdeal.

1 August 2012

AXA Private Equity invests in frozen snack maker frostkrone

The private equity arm of French insurance giant AXA has bought the entire share capital of German frozen snack product maker frostkrone Holding alongside the company’s management, which is reinvesting.

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