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11 February 2013

Kazahkstan launches tender for private equity fund of funds

Kazahkstan’s recently established National Investment Corporation has announced a tender for private equity fund of funds.

11 February 2013

DW Healthcare Partners beats target with $264m fundraise

Sector-focused private equity firm DW Healthcare Partners has completed fundraising for its third fund, DWHP III, which closed on $265m.

11 February 2013

Dunedin backs bolt-on acquisition for Hawksford

handshake3_lrgPrivate equity group Dunedin has backed portfolio company Hawksford's acquisition of Key Trust Company.

8 February 2013

Belgian life sciences developer Multiplicom raises €5.5m

Multiplicom, a Belgian start-up specialised in molecular diagnostics, has raised € 5.5m from life sciences investors including Flemish investment company PMV, RMM and Qbic ARKIV Fund, alongside existing backers Gimv and VIB.

8 February 2013

Yahoo! Japan, Alibaba-backed SoftBank Capital launches $250m fund

Corporate investment group SoftBank Capital has launched its $250m PrinceVille Investments fund to invest in companies looking to expand to Asia.

8 February 2013

Buyout house EQT sells Danish clothing group BTX

sale5_lrgNordic buyout group EQT’s fund EQT IV has agreed to sell apparel business BTX Group to Sun Capital Partners’ European arm Sun European Partners.

8 February 2013

KKR, Bayside Capital buy 75 per cent stake in Estro

school-trip_lrgUS buyout giant KKR has teamed up with HIG Capital’s credit arm to buy 75 per cent of Dutch childcare company Estro as part of a restructuring.

8 February 2013

European TMT sector specialists thrive in bifurcated market $

GInvestment in TMT bucked the trend of falling M&A activity last year and looks set to lead the rankings again this year, making private equity sector specialists operating in the space an attractive option for LPs seeking diversification in a bifurcated market.

8 February 2013

CITIC consortium to take China’s 3SBio private for $340m

Chinese biotechnology firm 3SBio has agreed to be taken private by an investor group led by chief executive Jing Lou and China state-backed CITIC Capital for about $340m.

8 February 2013

CapMan CEO Lennart Simonsen resigns after three years

Lennart Simonsen CapManThe CEO of listed European private equity firm CapMan has resigned after three years in the job.

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