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9 July 2012

Mid Europa bid for Stokrotka fails after Emperia takes it off shelf

Mid Europa Partners has missed out on the chance to buy Polish supermarket chain Stokrotka after retail owner Emperia pulled its planned sale.

9 July 2012

Turkish infrastructure investor Crescent Capital buys Bulgarian solar plant

Turkish private equity firm Crescent Capital has purchased a 60.4MW solar photovoltaic plant in Bulgaria from energy company SunEdison.

9 July 2012

Fender IPO could net Weston Presidio more than $50m

fender-electric-guitarPrivate equity firm Weston Presidio looks set to make about $50m as legendary guitar maker fender heads towards an IPO.

9 July 2012

Verdane exits subscription management company Prenax

Nordic private equity firm Verdane Capital has sold subscription management company Prenax to French family office Arts et Biens.

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.

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