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17 May 2012

Carlyle targets $3.5bn for latest Asia fund

Carlyle has set a $3.5bn target for its latest Asia-focused private equity fund, the global buyout giant’s largest vehicle exclusively targeting investments in the region.

17 May 2012

China calling for Ropes & Gray as it boosts Asian private equity team

china-flag-chineseLaw firm Ropes & Gray has hired two industry veterans as it boosts its exposure to Chinese private equity.

17 May 2012

Longreach eyes $1.2bn for stake in En Tie Commercial Bank

taiwan-5_sqTokyo-based private equity firm Longreach Group is looking to attract T$30 ($1.02) a share for its stake in Taiwan’s En Tie Commercial Bank, a price that would value the deal at around $1.2bn.

17 May 2012

Sentient Group mines $1.3bn from LPs for fourth natural resources fund

The Sentient Group has closed its fourth resources-focused buyout fund on $1.3bn, trouncing the $816m it raised in its last vehicle in 2009.

17 May 2012

UPDATED: 3i appoints Borrows as chief executive $

3i has announced that Simon Borrows will succeed Michael Queen as chief executive of the embattled London-listed private equity firm. The former Greenhill banker spoke to reporters on a conference call this morning.

17 May 2012

Facebook ups IPO 25 per cent to cash in on febrile demand

Facebook is set to increase the size of its mammoth IPO by another 25 per cent after stakeholders including Accel Partners, Peter Thiel and Goldman Sachs offered to increase their sale offer.

17 May 2012

UPDATED: 3i to return extra cash to investors, reduce £1.6bn debt load $

news_3i_lrg3i plans to return extra cash to investors and reduce its debt burden in the coming year, while new chief executive Simon Borrows hinted the firm would also refocus its strategy on its core markets, the firm told reporters on a conference call following its annual results statement this morning.

17 May 2012

Smedvig Capital exits advertising group Ocean Outdoor to LDC

IMAXDevelopment capital firm Smedvig Capital has sold advertising company Ocean Outdoor to mid-market private equity house LDC.

17 May 2012

Providence hits $4.5bn mark for latest media buyout fund

Media-focused private equity firm Providence Equity partners has raised up to $4.5bn for its seventh buyout fund, it is understood.

16 May 2012

TA Associates surges to $1bn first close for seventh A&P buyout fund $

TA Associates is understood to have cleared a $1bn first close for its seventh buyout vehicle just months after it was launched.


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