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16 March 2012

CVC Capital Partners to exit Australia

London-based private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is said to be withdrawing from Australia, as it comes to grips with large losses from its third Asia fund and a lack of debt financing to support deals.

16 March 2012

Insight invests in Brazilian handicraft marketplace Elo7

news_handbag_lrgInsight Venture Partners has signed a deal to invest capital in Brazilian handicraft product marketplace Elo7.

16 March 2012

Summit Partners’ M/A-COM Technology prices $114m IPO

microchip5_sq1Summit Partners’ semiconductor company M/A-COM Technology Solutions has priced its IPO of six million shares at $19 each, a flotation that is expected to raise around $114m for the Boston-based growth equity investor.

16 March 2012

Tarsa Therapeutics inks $28m financing from Foresite Capital

Foresite Capital has led a $28m equity financing round in US drug company Tarsa Therapeutics.

16 March 2012

Silver Lake Partners considers $9bn fund

news_dollars3_lrgTechnology-focused private equity firm Silver Lake Partners is gearing up to raise up to $9bn for its latest large buy-out fund, it is understood.

16 March 2012

Vista buys behavioural health solutions company Essential Learning

learn-bookVista Equity Partners has bought out behavioural health e-learning solutions company Essential Learning.

16 March 2012

Saban Capital, others interested in Indonesian pay TV IPO purchase

satellite-dishsq_lrgPrivate equity anchor investors in Indonesia’s largest pay TV provider are interested in buying a significant stake in the company if its mooted IPO goes ahead.

16 March 2012

Japanese mobile giant KDDI sets up $60m venture fund

Japanese mobile telecoms heavyweight KDDI has set up its first ever corporate venture fund, a ¥5bn ($60m) pool of capital that will be used to invest in IT-related start-up businesses in Japan and overseas.

16 March 2012

Sherif Mityas pleads guilty to $38,000 insider trading on Carlyle deal $

police-lightA management consultant has pleaded guilty to netting $38,000 through insider trading ahead of a buy-out made by private equity giant Carlyle.

16 March 2012

McAleese favourite to win CHAMP’s A$300m logistics business IES

news_container_lrgAustralian transport company McAleese has emerged as the favourite to win the auction for International Energy Services, the transport logistics provider backed by CHAMP Private Equity, in a deal worth around A$300m ($314m).


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