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15 May 2012

3i expected to announce Queen’s replacement as early as Thursday $

michael-queen-3i_sqEmbattled private equity firm 3i is expected to announce that former City banker Simon Borrows will succeed chief executive Michael Queen as early as this Thursday, according to industry analysts.

15 May 2012

Vista confirms target-busting $3.5bn fundraise for fourth vehicle

US private equity firm Vista has confirmed the $3.5bn final close of its fourth investment vehicle, a full $1bn over its initial target.

15 May 2012

Carlyle hits fundraising trail for fourth Asia fund

Carlyle, the global buyout giant that recently debuted on the Nasdaq stock exchange, is said to be fundraising for its latest Asia-focused private equity vehicle.

15 May 2012

Australia’s Pacific Brands ends takeover talks with KKR

Australian underwear maker Pacific Brands said takeover talks with potential suitors including global buyout giant KKR have ended without an offer being made, ending four months of negotiations and due diligence processes that could have led to a sale worth more than $600m.

15 May 2012

Carlyle PE income up 24 per cent thanks to performance fee surge $

graphNewly-listed buyout giant Carlyle Group saw its economic net income (ENI) from private equity increase 24 per cent in the last quarter thanks to a surge in unrealised performance fees.

15 May 2012

French energy utility EDF launches cleantech venture capital fund

French energy utility EDF has joined forces with private equity firm Idinvest Partners to launch Electranova Capital, an investment fund for energy start-ups specialising in environmentally-friendly technologies.

15 May 2012

New Energy Capital Management sets $500m target for US renewables fund

San Francisco- based private equity firm New Energy Capital Management has set a reported target of $500m for its latest solar investment fund, which will target investments into utility-scale installations.

15 May 2012

Obama draws criticism for courting private equity cash

news_Obama_lrgPresident Obama has drawn criticism for attending a fundraiser at the home of one of the private equity industry’s most powerful figures on the same day as his campaign launched an attack on presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s record in the industry.

15 May 2012

Fortress could pick up Ally mortgage arm in $2.5bn deal

mortgage_lrgFortress Investment Group is believed to have agreed to pay $2.5bn for US Government-owned Ally Financial’s mortgage servicing arm after the lender put it into bankruptcy.

15 May 2012

Superior Capital gobbles up Heinz North America dessert division

cake-dessert-food-chocolate-cheesecakeDetroit-based special situations firm Superior Capital has bought the gourmet desserts division of Heinz North America.


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