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15 March 2013

Mega buyouts build momentum for US private equity in 2013 $

Once again the US was the main target of private equity investment in February with 59 deals worth a combined $54.10bn in February.

14 March 2013

Non-European LPs, early bird discount helped Cinven hit €5bn fund target $

A surge in Middle East and Asian commitments to Cinven’s fifth buyout fund helped the European private equity giant reach its €5bn target, AltAssets has learned.

14 March 2013

Congress bill aims to loosen Dodd-Frank regulations for buyout, venture $

congress_170sqThe US private equity and venture capital industries have received a vote of support from a congressman who introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing government regulations stemming from the Dodd-Frank law.

14 March 2013

Private equity debt hump threatening UK economic recovery $

The UK’s stuttering economy is under threat from private equity due to the debt piled on portfolio companies by firms, the Bank of England has warned.

14 March 2013

EQT Partners to sell or float Springer Science & Business Media

OSwedish private equity firm EQT Partners AB is reportedly pressing ahead with its plans to sell or float its German publishing business Springer Science & Business Media, which could be valued as high as €4bn.

14 March 2013

Highland Capital Management makes two senior appointments

gillDallas-based investment firm has Highland Capital Management has beefed up its management team with two senior appointments.

14 March 2013

Australian venture capital industry in ‘deep crisis’ says founder

barrieAustralia’s venture capital industry is dead according to the founder of the $250m outsourcing marketplace Matt Barrie.

14 March 2013

Genesis Capital buys 80% stake in HSW Signall

prague2_sqCzech private equity fund manager Genesis Capital has bought an 80 per cent stake in printing materials supplier HSW Signall in the latest deal involving its GPEF II investment fund.

14 March 2013

Pencarrow Private Equity closes fourth fund at NZ$124m

New Zealand-based Pencarrow Private Equity has closed its fourth and largest expansion and buy-out focused fund at NZ$124m ($101m).

14 March 2013

Iris Capital partners Capnamic Ventures to make early stage investments in Germany

german flag 2_sqFrench venture capital firm Iris Capital has partnered Cologne-headquartered peer Capnamic Ventures to seek early stage investment opportunities in Germany.

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