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16 May 2012

KKR inks $150m growth investment in crowdsourced photo site Fotolia

KKR has made a rare $150m growth equity investment in stock photography website Fotolia, in a deal that includes a $150m senior financing facility put in place by the global private equity firm, management and TA Associates.

16 May 2012

Keating leads $35m financing to expand SilkRoad ahead of IPO

team2_170-copyKeating Capital and NTT Finance have made their first investments in human resources company SilkRoad by leading a $35m financing round.

16 May 2012

Carlyle, TPG mull $3.5bn UTC industrial units

fighter-jet_sqGlobal private equity firms Carlyle and TPG Capital are expected to table separate bids for the pump and compressor units of diversified US manufacturer United Technologies Corp, in a deal that is said to be valued at between $3.5bn and $4bn.

16 May 2012

World’s fourth largest pension fund eyeing Chinese alternative assets

The world’s fourth largest pension fund has announced plans to increase private equity investments in China following its current switch to yuan-denominated securities.

16 May 2012

Nomura plots Ashikaga Holdings IPO

Japanese banking major Nomura Holdings is looking to sell its 46 per cent stake in regional bank Ashikaga Holdings through an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange this year.

16 May 2012

HgCapital receives £36m financing loan for UK wind power project

European private equity firm HgCapital has reached the financial close on its 20.5MW Wandylaw wind project in Northumberland, England through a £36m RBS financing loan.

16 May 2012

Accel continues Indian investment with Jed-I deal

education_lrgEarly-stage technology investor Accel Partners has made its latest move into India by funding engineering education company Jed-I.

16 May 2012

French banking giant BPCE launches private equity portfolio sale $

Groupe BPCE, France’s second biggest bank and the parent company of financial services firm Natixis, has launched the sale of its entire private equity fund portfolio in a move to free up capital, according to a source familiar with the matter.

15 May 2012

UK venture firm Oxford Capital invests in BagThat

oxford_sqUK venture firm Oxford Capital has led a £2m financing round for BagThat, an online store that uses social networking to deliver deals on branded goods.

15 May 2012

Sensible regulation needed to attract wary investors back to Middle East $

gulf-flags-middle-east-menaInvestors still bearing the scars of the 2008 financial crisis are causing private equity investment in the Middle East to lag behind other regions, according to White & Case partner Zeeshan Ahmedani.


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