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6 February 2013

Cerberus picks up distressed loan package from Spain’s Liberbank

US private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has bought a €574m bundle of distressed assets from Liberbank, the troubled Spanish lender said Wednesday.

6 February 2013

Germany’s mid-market buyout space proves robust $

Irrespective of the sovereign debt crisis and the slowdown in the economy, Germany’s mid-market segment for management buyouts was robust in 2012 and reconfirmed the market level achieved the previous year.

6 February 2013

Lightspeed adds Tim Danford as new venture partner

Lightspeed Venture Partners has named former Storm Ventures managing director Tim Danford as a venture partner.

6 February 2013

Omnes Capital backs Groupe Eyssautier MBO

Groupe EyssautierOmnes Capital, the former private equity arm of Crédit Agricole, has backed the MBO of marine and transport insurance broker Groupe Eyssautier.

6 February 2013

Madrona Venture Group unveils ex-Microsoft exec as new venture partner

Venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group has hired former Microsoft executive Ted Kummert as a venture partner.

6 February 2013

Samsung expands start-up focus with new Silicon Valley seed fund

growth-seedling_sqSouth Korean electronics giant Samsung has launched a Silicon Valley seed-fund that will secure it a closer alignment to early-stage start-ups, working alongside its established corporate venturing arm.

6 February 2013

Investor consortium scores partial exit with NXP Semiconductors share sale

Nasdaq-listed NXP Semiconductors’ private equity backers have sold 30,000,000 shares as part of a secondary offering.

6 February 2013

Ingenious launches two live events-focused fundraisings

music-festival5_sqIngenious, the London-based media and entertainment-focused investment and advisory firm, has launched two fundraising initiatives aimed at investing up to £30m in the live events market.

6 February 2013

Rantum Capital launches to target Germany’s Mittelstand

Asset management firm Rantum Capital has launched its first fund, Mittelstand Capital I, which will focus on German SMEs.

6 February 2013

Aurora Capital exits drinks gas supplier NuCO2 in $1.1bn deal

NuCO2Aurora Capital has sold carbonated drinks gas supplier NuCO2 to Praxair for $1.1bn - more than double the company’s enterprise value when the Los Angeles-based private equity firm first invested in the business four years ago.

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