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1 August 2012

Pamlico Capital buys majority interest in TekLinks from Symmetric Capital

US mid-market firm Pamlico Capital has made a “significant” equity investment to acquire a majority interest in TekLinks from growth investor Symmetric Capital.

1 August 2012

Apax Partners reshuffles senior management team $

apax_hare_170sqApax Partners has reshuffled its senior management team in an effort to bolster its portfolio support group, a move that comes as the global private equity major poises to clinch a slew of deals following the stellar first close of its latest buyout fund.

1 August 2012

L Capital Asia to invest in Indian cinema chain operator PVR

The Asian private equity arm of iconic luxury goods conglomerate LVMH has agreed to invest about INR1.08bn ($19m) in Indian cinema chain operator PVR.

1 August 2012

Buyout heavyweights circle EmbanetCompass Group

Bain Capital, Providence, Hellman & Friedman and Advent are reported to be among private equity firms considering making offers for online higher education services company EmbanetCompass, in a sale that could fetch between $550m and $825m.

1 August 2012

Social HR platform TribeHR adds $2.5m from Relay Ventures, Matrix Partners

Social HR platform TribeHR has secured $2.5m in financing led by early stage investor Relay Ventures, with participation from Matrix Partners.

1 August 2012

Chicago Growth Partners recaps Specialized Education Services

news_school_bus_lrgChicago Growth Partners has led the recapitalisation of Specialized Education Services, a provider of educational services for children with learning difficulties.

1 August 2012

Canadian music marketing startup iConnectivity inks $1.6m investment

news_guitar2_lrgCanadian music marketing tool iConnectivity has inked a $900,000 commitment from Alberta-based early stage investor AVAC as well as $775,000 from unnamed private investors.

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.

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