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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.

8 February 2013

EFH hires Kirkland & Ellis, Blackstone for potential restructuring

Energy Future Holdings, the Dallas-based utility whose $45bn takeover at the height of the buyout boom stands as the world’s largest private equity takeovers, has reportedly hired advisors to lay the foundations for a potential restructuring.

8 February 2013

Cobepa takes majority stake in risk prevention group Socotec

Investment firm Cobepa has bought a majority interest in French risk management and performance enhancement services provider Socotec from the Five Arrows Principal Investments and Qualium Investissement.

8 February 2013

Tony Zappalá leaves Index Ventures to join Highland Europe

Tony Zappalá has left venture capital group Index Ventures to join Highland Capital Partners’ European VC arm as a partner

8 February 2013

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners sets sights on new fund $

Canadian investor Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners has allocated the majority of its existing BAFE fund and is set to begin raising new capital.

8 February 2013

UK private equity eyes big returns from oilfield services space $

The rising demand for energy and the growing sophistication of the industry’s engineering capabilities are making the oilfield services space an attractive area for private equity firms to invest in, according to Clearwater Corporate Finance.

8 February 2013

Doughty Hanson cuts real estate, tech venture from strategy $

UK mid-market private equity firm Doughty Hanson has announced it will not raise any more real estate or technology venture funds, a move which follows the creation of a new partnership structure in the wake of the death of its co-founder.

8 February 2013

MVision opens Sydney office to target Asia Pacific

Advisory group MVision has decided to increase its access to the booming Asia Pacific private equity market by opening an office in Sydney.

8 February 2013

Latin American PE drive to continue in 2013 despite economic slowdowns $

Latin America’s strong economic performance is set to continue to drive private equity investments on the continent despite substantial slowdowns in several key economies.


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