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6 February 2012

Deldağ, Nasir to replace Walid Musallam at Carlyle MENA Partners

Global private equity firm Carlyle has promoted Can Deldağ and Firas Nasir to co-heads of Carlyle MENA Partners, following the recent walk-out of managing director Walid Musallam following a disagreement over the global buy-out giant’s strategy in the region.

6 February 2012

Foresight nets 2x return on Factory Media exit

bicycle_sqUK-based alternative asset manager Foresight Group has sold its stake in Factory Media to Forward Internet Group for £8m, netting the firm with a return of more than double its initial £3.8m investment in 2006.

6 February 2012

TPG Capital hits first close for two China funds

chineselantern2_lrgGlobal private equity firm TPG Capital has raised RMB4bn ($635m) in the first close of its two China funds, which were launched in August 2010 and will together target a final close of RMB10bn ($1.58bn).

6 February 2012

CFH launches latest €35m growth capital fund

euros_lrgGerman financial group CFH Beteiligungsgesellschaft, a subsidiary of Sued Beteiligungen, has launched its latest growth capital fund.

6 February 2012

Lion Capital in advanced talks over break-up of Findus

Consumer-focused private equity firm Lion Capital is in advanced talks regarding the break up of UK-based frozen food maker Findus in an effort to avoid breaking the company’s debt covenants.

6 February 2012

Doughty Hanson co-founder dies aged 54

nigel-doughty_sqNigel Doughty, the co-founder of one of Europe’s most established and respected private equity firms and owner of Nottingham Forest Football Club, has died aged 54.

6 February 2012

Sberbank of Russia launches technology venture fund

Russian banking group Sberbank has launched a new venture fund targeting high-tech companies and projects.

6 February 2012

Private equity investor Pantheon hires Latin America head

Pantheon_londono_lPrivate equity fund investor Pantheon has hired Jaime Londoño as principal and head of Latin American investments.

6 February 2012

Duke Street invests in legal services company Parabis

lawyer_lrgBritish mid-market private equity firm Duke Street has bought a significant stake in Parabis, in a deal that values the legal services company at between £150m and £200m.

6 February 2012

Pittsburgh life sciences fund raises $8m

tech-egg_lrgThe PLSG Accelerator Fund has held the final close of its Accelerator Fund on $8.1m.


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