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1 August 2012

UK sees buyouts boost as global private equity slump continues $

Chris Cummings TheCityUK - AltAssets Private Equity NewsGlobal private equity investment slumped 25 per cent in the first half of 2012 to continue a decline seen throughout the previous year, new research has shown.

1 August 2012

Prudence in banking sector sparks surge in bridge financing $

As banks become more prudent in lending to buyout houses and competition for top-draw businesses heats up, private equity firms from Doughty Hanson to Equistone are increasingly turning to their LPs to finance deals in the short-term.

1 August 2012

Altira targets $175m for sixth energy technology fund

US energy-focused private equity firm Altira Group has begun fundraising for its $175m sixth fund.

1 August 2012

LDC backs £10.5m MBO of Dale Power Solutions

news_lloyds_lrgThe private equity arm of state-backed Lloyds Banking Group has backed the £10.5m management buyout of Dale Power Solutions, a maker and service provider of secure power products, from listed electronics business TT electronics.

1 August 2012

Allianz Capital fails to attract target price for Selecta

vending_lrgAllianz Capital has snubbed private equity bidders for its European vending machine business Selecta after deeming second round bids too low.

1 August 2012

Oaktree Capital eyes $500m ice cream maker Wells Enterprises

Private equity buyers including Oaktree Capital Management are reported to be looking at family-owned ice cream maker Wells Enterprises, in a deal that is expected to fetch about $500m.

1 August 2012

US Midwest healthcare sees strongest period for VC investment since 2007 $

Healthcare startups in the US Midwest received $491m in venture capital investment across 92 deals in the first half of 2012, the highest in the last five years for both dollars and number of deals.

1 August 2012

Sequoia Capital sinks $4.5m into India’s Practo

Venture investment giant Sequoia Capital has made a $4.5m investment in web-based Indian health service organiser Practo.

1 August 2012

Australia’s Gresham sells Witchery to Country Road for A$172m

Australian buyout firm Gresham has agreed to sell fashion retailer Witchery Group to trade buyer Country Road for A$172m ($181m).

1 August 2012

Snapdeal nears $100m General Atlantic investment in third funding round

Global growth investor General Atlantic is close to investing up to $100m in Indian online retailer Snapdeal.

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