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19 October 2012

Private equity, pensions behind surge in Canadian industrial M&A deals $

Private equity and pension fund deals pushed the industrial sector into the top five for Canadian M&A deals in the last quarter, new research has shown.

19 October 2012 founder leads ‘super angels’ in $10m Jungle Ventures fund close

jungle-waterfallSingapore-based early-stage investor Jungle Ventures has held a $10m first close for its pan-Asian “super angel” fund.

19 October 2012

KKR, Temasek eyeing $100m Healthcare Global Enterprises investment

Global buyout house KKR and Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek are in talks to help Indian cancer care specialist Healthcare Global Enterprises raise $100m, it is understood.

19 October 2012

OpCapita eyeing surprise Comet sale a year after £2 purchase

Comet electrical - AltAssets Private Equity NewsLondon-based buyout house OpCapita could make a surprise sale of UK electrical retailer Comet less than a year after buying the company for just £2. The private equity investors has received unsolicited approaches from UK and overseas retailers about purchasing the business according to the Financial Times, which cited people familiar with the situation. OpCapita[...]

19 October 2012

UK pension giants help infrastructure investment platform reach ‘critical mass’

Some of the UK’s largest pension funds have signed up to a £2bn-targeting scheme aimed at easing institutional investment into the infrastructure asset class.

19 October 2012

Oxford endowment chief attacks private equity returns during BVCA speech

Sandra Robertson Oxford University Endowment - AltAssets Private Equity NewsThe head of Oxford University’s £1.5bn endowment programme has stunned an audience of private equity bigwigs by railing against the industry at a high-profile annual event.

18 October 2012

Capital Z Partners targeting $400m for latest buyout fund

Letter-ZFinancial services-focused buyout house Capital Z Partners is eyeing $400m of commitments for its latest private equity fund.

18 October 2012

Blackstone president labels buyout giant collusion claims “malarkey”

One of private equity’s biggest players has labelled claims buyout giants colluded together over deals “a bunch of malarkey”.

18 October 2012

Goldman, Onex-backed Hawker could spin out jet wing after Chinese talks fail

Hawker Beechcraft - AltAssets Private Equity NewsBankrupt private equity-backed aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft could close its jet business after crashing out of talks with a Chinese strategic buyer.

18 October 2012

Apollo-Sun to back India’s Sobha Developers with up to $50m

Apollo Global Management’s Indian real estate joint venture plans to invest up to $50m in Sobha Developers, it is understood.

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