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9 July 2012

Silver Lake reveals plans for $7.5bn tech-focused buyout fund

Technology-focused buyout house Silver Lake has revealed plans to raise at least $7.5bn towards one of the biggest private equity funds in the market.

9 July 2012

Blackstone squeezed out of Bolthouse Farms deal by soup giant Campbell

carrot-juicePrivate equity giant Blackstone Group has lost out in its bid to buy vegetable juice maker Bolthouse after Campbell Soup agreed a $1.55bn cash deal.

9 July 2012

AlienVault lands $22.4m Series C from Kleiner Perkins, Sigma

alienvault_170sqUS security management software platform AlienVault has closed a $22.4m Series C round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sigma, with participation from existing investors Trident Capital and Adara Venture Partners.

9 July 2012

Private equity fundraising enjoys best H1 since 2008 $

Both the US and Europe achieved the best first half for fundraising since 2008, with over $123bn accrued.

9 July 2012

EQT nearing capacity on second mezz fund following Sportsradar deal $

thermometer_170sqNordic private equity group EQT is believed to be nearing full investment for its second mezzanine fund after sealing its ninth deal.

9 July 2012

Foreign investment boosts UK M&A $

UK M&A activity totalled £44.4bn in the first half of 2012, boosted by a 61 per cent rise in foreign investment, which accounted for over two-thirds of activity.

9 July 2012

Pension funds scrambling to sink more assets into biggest PE funds $

Pension funds are increasingly concentrating their investments in mega private equity buyout funds amid an increased exposure to alternative assets, according to consultancy Towers Watson.

9 July 2012

TCV exits FXall as part of $625m Thomson Reuters purchase

news_shareprices.lrg_Technology Crossover Ventures has exited its investment in foreign exchange trading platform FXall to Thomson Reuters in a deal which values the company at $625m.

9 July 2012

Permira plans £500m recap for Birds Eye Iglo

pounds3_lrgEuropean buyout house Permira is reported to be planning a controversial refinancing of frozen foods producer Birds Eye Iglo after an offer from Blackstone and BC Partners fell short of expectations.

9 July 2012

RoundTable bolts on DPT Labs to Renaissance

Operations-focused private equity firm RoundTable Healthcare Partners has bolted on DPT Laboratories to its portfolio company Renaissance Acquisition Holdings.


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