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18 April 2012

Oaktree planning hostile takeover of toymaker Jakks after latest board knockback

The world’s largest distressed debt investor is planning a hostile takeover of portfolio company Jakks Pacific after a string of knockbacks from the toymaker.

18 April 2012

ISIS Equity Partners closes fifth buyout fund on £350m $

pounds3_lrgUK growth investor ISIS Equity Partners has beaten a tough fundraising market and closed its fifth buyout fund in excess of its £300m target, according to a source familiar with the matter.

18 April 2012

Carlyle plans bumper exit of Metaldyne as it readies for IPO

news_engine_lrgGlobal buyout house Carlyle Group is planning a $1bn sale of car parts supplier Metaldyne ahead of the firm’s long awaited IPO.

18 April 2012

Starwood creates new shopping mall platform with $1bn of Westfield buys

Starwood Capital has agreed a $1bn deal to buy majority stakes in seven shopping malls owned by global retail property giant Westfield.

18 April 2012

TPG Capital hits the road for $4bn Asia fund

US private equity firm TPG Capital has reportedly hit the road for its $4bn latest Asia-focused investment fund, representing the largest vehicle raised in the region since the economic downturn.

18 April 2012

Private equity majors enter second round for Turkey’s Penti

Bridgepoint, Carlyle, Advent and Turkven have been asked to submit second round bids by the beginning of June for Turkish hosiery business Penti Corap Sanayi ve Ticaret.

18 April 2012

Canaan, Norwest back Skybox Imaging’s microsatellites in $70m VC round

Venture capital firms Canaan Partners and Norwest Venture Partners have led a $70m Series C financing round for Skybox Imaging, a provider of satellite imagery, video, and big data analytics.

18 April 2012

International Finance Corp commits to Indian green VC fund $

Early stage India-based venture fund Infuse Capital is looking to raise a further $25m, having already sealed a capital injection from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

18 April 2012

Accel, Lightspeed join $16m round for US clothing brand Bonobos

bonobos_altassets_news_170sqSilicon Valley-based venture capital firms Accel Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners have participated in a $16.4m investment round in US clothing company Bonobos.

18 April 2012

Hinduja Group latest corporate giant to turn to Indian private equity

news_india_lrgHinduja Group is the latest corporate conglomerate to turn to private equity in an attempt to grab a share of India’s burgeoning growth markets.


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