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7 October 2015

Heinz/Kraft mega-merger helps mask private equity dealmaking slide $

american-flag-802037_1280 US private equity dealflow continued to slide throughout the third quarter of the year despite total invested capital being boosted by the massive merger of Heinz and Kraft Foods, new research shows.

7 October 2015

Africa’s Ascent Capital beats target with $80m final close for debut fund

bird-290744_1280 African private equity newcomer Ascent Capital has easily beaten its target for its debut fund by holding an $80m final close.

7 October 2015

Euskaltel ups previously agreed price for CVC-backed R Cable to €1.19bn

hose-coupling-206004_1280 Listed Spanish cable provider Euskaltel has upped the price it will pay for CVC Capital-backed competitor R Cable amid changing the agreed deal to an all-cash affair.

7 October 2015

European buyout majors eye €700m bidding for French pharma company Cooper

health-846863_1280 European private equity majors including Bridgepoint, BC Partners and Charterhouse Capital are reportedly among firm who could bid about €700m for French pharmaceutical company Cooper.

6 October 2015

Blackstone-backed Intertrust raises sights for upcoming IPO

hammer-802303_1280 Blackstone-backed Dutch legal and corporate services provider Intertrust has upped the amount it plans to raise in its IPO.

6 October 2015

KKR-backed Laureate Education readies public listing three years after last IPO rumours

study-763571_1280 KKR portfolio company Laureate Education has filed for an IPO three years after prior reports of a planned listing, which ultimately came to nothing.

6 October 2015

Threadmark eyes US fundraising opportunities with New York office

statue-of-liberty-267949_1280 London-headquartered financial services firm Threadmark has launched a North American private fund placement businesses.

6 October 2015

Abraaj to up Mexico dealmaking with $191m of publically-traded PE certificates

skull-908790_1280 Global emerging markets investment heavyweight The Abraaj Group has closed the issuance of MXN3.2bn ($191m) of publically-traded Mexican private equity certificates to be used for dealmaking in the country.

5 October 2015

iXO Private Equity leads MBO for Azulis Capital-backed Optimum

flag-71112_1280 French private equity firm iXO has led a consortium of investors in the MBO of Azulis Capital-backed closet door maker Optimum.

5 October 2015

CPPIB, BC Partners could buy $1bn-plus of Cablevision shares as part of Altice takeover

cables-89043_640 Institutional investment giant the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is reportedly in talks alongside buyout house BC Partners to pick up more than $1bn-worth of shares in Cablevision Systems Corp.

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