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5 October 2012

Billabong denies reports that talks with TPG have ended

surfing2_sq Beleaguered Australian surfwear brand Billabong has issued a statement saying talks with TPG Capital are still ongoing, after shares in the company plunged following reports that the global buyout giant was considering walking away from the deal.

5 October 2012

Apollo aiming to merge Core Media with Big Brother producer Endemol

big-brother-security-camera-CCTV Big Brother and Deal or No Deal producer Endemol could be merged with Core Media Group by the latter’s owner Apollo Global Management, it has emerged.

5 October 2012

Cinven, CVC near full exit from containerboard giant Smurfit Kappa $

Cinven and CVC have taken advantage of a recent stock market rally to sell down their stake in Europe’s largest containerboard maker Smurfit Kappa, a company the London-based buyout heavyweights first invested in more than a decade ago.

4 October 2012

Carlyle hires banks for RAC dividend loan

RAC breakdown van - AltAssets Private Equity News US buyout house Carlyle is reported to have hired banks to arrange a dividend loan for UK automobile breakdown service RAC.

4 October 2012

Carlyle brings home $841m through HDFC stake sale

Nasdaq-listed private equity firm Carlyle has sold its remaining 3.7 per cent stake in Indian mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corp for $841m, it is understood.

4 October 2012

Primerica buys back $60m of shares from Warburg Pincus

US private equity giant Warburg Pincus has agreed to sell life insurer Primerica back more than two million of the company’s own shares for $60m.

4 October 2012

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth arm sees $4.9bn asset jump in first half $

chip-board5_lrg Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investment vehicle Mubadala increased its assets by almost $5bn in the first quarter thanks to new investment and the growth of its semiconductor business.

4 October 2012

Japan’s Longreach Group closes second fund on $400m

The Longreach Group, the Tokyo-based buyout house set up by the former CEO of UBS Securities Japan, has closed its second fund with commitments of $400m.

4 October 2012

NBGI-backed medical storage company Praticdose adds rival Cima

news_redcross_lrg Practidose, a French medical storage company backed by European lower mid-market private equity firm NBGI, has completed the bolt-on acquisition of long-term stay healthcare market rival Cima.

4 October 2012

Cathay Fortune, CDB partner for $850m Discovery Metals bid

Chinese billionaire Yu Yong’s private equity firm has teamed up with a fund backed by the China Development Bank to make an $850m bid for copper exploration company Discovery Metals.

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