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6 July 2012

KKR to buy German tableware maker WMF

coffee-machine_sqKKR has agreed to buy German tableware and coffee machine maker WMF Wuerttembergische Metallwarenfabrik, a take-private deal that will see the global buyout firm take a controlling stake in the business for a reported value of at least €587m.

6 July 2012

Carlyle in pole position to buy Société Générale’s US-based asset arm

Carlyle Group is leading the race to land the US asset management arm of French bank Société Générale, which is attempting to shed assets to comply with forthcoming Basel III regulations.

6 July 2012

Munich-based investment advisor Yielco adds Dr Armin Otterbach as CFO

yielco_otterbach_170sqDr Armin Otterbach, formerly CFO at private equity fund of funds manager von Braun & Schreiber, has joined Munich investment group Yielco Investments as the firm’s fourth partner.

6 July 2012

Canada’s Caisse joins Wynnchurch for Groupe Moreau deal

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of Canada’s largest institutional fund managers, has invested in industrial contractor Groupe Moreau alongside US mid-market buyout house Wynnchurch Capital.

6 July 2012

Baring adds to 15% Magic Holdings stake with $18m share purchase

Baring Private Equity Asia has upped its stake Hong Kong-based skincare company Magic Holdings through an $18m share purchase.

6 July 2012

Anacacia hits first close for successor to ‘world’s top performing PE fund’

Anacacia Capital, the Sydney-based buyout firm that was recently recognised as the manager of the world’s top performing private equity fund, has hit an A$75m first close for its second fund – well above its A$50m target.

6 July 2012

Singapore’s Temasek swells portfolio value with 10 years of overseas investment $

Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek saw an increase in its year-end portfolio value, which now stands at over S$198bn. The SWF marked a decade since it actively stepped up its investments beyond Singapore, reshaping and expanding its portfolio.

6 July 2012

Private equity not over for insurance sector despite Solvency II changes $

Almost two-thirds of insurance companies plan to make new private equity investments before the end of the year despite looming regulation changes.

6 July 2012

Pennsylvania state venture programme commits to early stage funds

pittsburgh_pennsylvania_fountain_170sqPennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved a $5.5m investment commitment into two early stage venture funds, through its New Pennsylvania Venture Capital Investment Program.

5 July 2012

Goldman Sachs raises over $1bn for sixth secondaries fund $

Goldman Sachs has raised over $1bn towards GS Vintage Fund VI, the merchant banking giant’s sixth secondaries vehicle and one of many poised to profit from a host of sell-offs from banks and insurers in the coming months.

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