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19 April 2012

Apollo, KSL battle for Great Wolf Resorts escalates $

KSL Capital Partners has tabled a $7.25 offer for Great Wolf Resorts less than 24 hours after Apollo Global Management matched the rival firm’s $7 per share approach, marking the latest development in an ongoing private equity bidding war for the Nasdaq-listed waterpark operator.

19 April 2012

Bayside Capital backs Desmet Ballestra with debt restructuring package

fat-euro_sqBayside Capital has completed an investment in Desmet Ballestra, a provider of process engineering services, plants and equipment for the oil and fat industries and for the detergents and surfactants industries.

19 April 2012

Greek private equity firms partner for solar development projects

US-based SPI Solar has signed a contract with Greek fund management firms Thermi-Taneo Venture Capital Fund and the AIMS-Taneo Fund for solar development.

19 April 2012

Insurer Primerica to buy back 5.7m shares from Warburg Pincus for $150m

news_sale3_lrgWarburg Pincus has agreed to sell life insurer Primerica back more than 5.7 million of the company’s own shares in a $150m deal.

19 April 2012

Italian sovereign wealth fund looks to Cinven-backed Avio for first purchase

Private equity-backed aerospace manufacturer Avio could be bought by Italian state fund Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI) after it admitted interest in the company.

19 April 2012

Silver Investment Partners seals second German bakery deal

Frankfurt-based private equity firm Silver Investment Partners has sealed its second investment in the German bakery market after buying a controlling stake in elmi.

19 April 2012

Olympus banks on Indian finance growth with $38m Karur Vysya stake purchase

Indian mid-market buyout house Olympus Capital has picked up a 4.8 per cent stake in the country’s Karur Vysya Bank for about $38m.

19 April 2012

SVG Capital: Timing of shareholder distributions remains uncertain $

Despite posting a promising uplift in the performance of its portfolio, SVG Capital, the FTSE 250- listed private equity firm and European buyout major Permira’s largest investor, has said that macroeconomic uncertainty means that the timing of future distributions remains difficult to predict.

19 April 2012

HIG Capital makes $100m equity investment in mortgage provider A10

mortgage_lrgGlobal private equity firm HIG Capital has invested $100m of equity capital in lower mid-market commercial mortgage lender A10 Capital.

19 April 2012

Avista Capital Partners takes Knology private for $1.5bn

New York-based buyout house Avista Capital Partners has bought regional cable operator Knology for around $1.5bn including debt, a take-private deal that will give the firm’s portfolio business WOW increased access to US Midwest markets.

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