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3 April 2013

AXA Private Equity loses co-head of private debt unit Cécile Mayer-Lévi

Recently appointed co-head Olivier Berment will now take sole charge of the firm's private debt business.

3 April 2013

Investcorp eyes Armacell dividend recap after scrapping sale process

ArmacellBahrain-based private equity firm Investcorp had scrapped the sale of German insulation business Armacell following lowball bids from private equity houses, it is understood.

3 April 2013

Seibu finds support in opposition of Cerberus share increase

A shareholder in Japanese rail and hotel operator Seibu has come out in support of the company in opposing private equity backer Cerberus Capital Management's plans to increase its stake in the company.

3 April 2013

Thermo Fisher emerges as likely winner in Life Tech bidding war

Healthcare group Thermo Fisher Scientific is reportedly set to win the auction for genetic testing specialist Life Technologies Corp, which has also drawn attention from buyout majors such as KKR and Blackstone.

3 April 2013

PineBridge European head Rhonda Ryan leaves amid restructuring $

Rhonda RyanOne of European private equity’s most experienced senior executives, Rhonda Ryan, has left her job at PineBridge Investments amid a restructuring of the firm’s primary and secondary fund of funds teams.

3 April 2013

Indonesian private equity firm Saratoga Capital targets $300m IPO

Indonesia-based investment group PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya is looking to raise close to $200m for its upcoming IPO.

3 April 2013

Polaris Capital acquires Japan’s Socie World

Tokyo-based firm Polaris Capital has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of Japanese hair salon and sports club operator Socie World via its Polaris Fund III.

3 April 2013

Transeo to go ahead with lawsuit against Bessemer Venture Partners

Intego shareholder Transeo is set to go ahead with its lawsuit against Bessemer Venture Partners after a New York federal judge refused to dismiss breach of agreement claims against the firm.

3 April 2013

Malaysian government to support Azka Capital’s $500m halal food fund

The Malaysian government is to back Azka Capital, a $500m fund focused on the halal food sector, according to Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

3 April 2013

Wind Point backs bolt-on for plastic bag company Hilex

US private equity firm Wind Point Partners has backed its portfolio company Hilex Poly in its acquisition of portions of the North American Flexible Packaging division of Netherlands-based Clondalkin Group.

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