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24 July 2015

Private equity firms line up for Airbus defence electronics business bidding

airbus-a380-788573_1280 Private equity houses including Carlyle, KKR and Bridgepoint are said to be likely to bid up to €1bn for the defence electronics business of aircraft maker Airbus.

23 July 2015

KKR sees second-quarter earnings hit record

achievement-18134_640 US private equity major KKR has reported that its second-quarter rose 67 per cent year-on-year, reaching a quarterly record as some of its largest holdings grew in value.

23 July 2015

KKR’s latest agreed acquisition eyes IPO in next two years

sunset-142186_1280 New KKR agreed purchase Gestamp Solar has revealed it is planning an IPO in the next two years.

23 July 2015

KKR joint venture acquires Commerzbank shipping fleet for $254.5m

ship KKR and London-based independent ship operator Borealis Maritime are to acquire a $254.5m shipping fleet from a subsidiary of Commerzbank, through a joint venture they formed in 2013.

22 July 2015

KKR hires Japanese business leader, ex Tokyo Stock Exchange CEO Saito

atsushi-saito Global private equity house KKR has hired former Tokyo Stock Exchange president and CEO Atsushi Saito as its non-executive chairman in the country.

21 July 2015

KKR seals second infra deal in two days with $1bn Gestamp solar investment

photovoltaic-286025_1280 Global buyout house KKR has agreed to buy an 80 per cent stake in utility-scale solar plant developer Gestamp Asetym Solar for a total enterprise value of about $1bn.

21 July 2015

KKR prepares for IPO exit of one of its biggest investments, First Data Corp

stock KKR is preparing for a multi-billion-dollar initial public offering of one of its largest portfolio companies, the electronic payments processor First Data Corp, which it took private in 2007 for around $29bn.

20 July 2015

Big buyout houses dominate JC Flowers’ Ascensus auction

backdrop-72176_1280 Large private equity firms have reportedly dominated the auction for JC Flowers portfolio company Ascensus as the process nears the end of the second bidding round.

20 July 2015

KKR taps new $3.1bn infrastructure fund for German fibre optic deal

optical-fibers-586952_1280 Listed private equity giant KKR has picked up a majority stake in German broadband and fibre-optic cable business Deutsche Glasfaser from Dutch investment house Reggeborgh.

16 July 2015

KKR, CDH Investments to exchange JV dairy farms stake for 9% of China Modern Dairy

farmlink KKR and CDH Investments are to sell their holdings in two joint venture dairy farms to China Modern Dairy, in exchange for a 9 per cent stake in the major Chinese dairy business, media sources based in China are reporting.

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