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17 November 2014

Venture capital-backed app sales platform Appia to merge with Mandalay Digital

news_apps_lrg Mobile solutions company Mandalay Digital Group is set to buy app acquisition network Appia in a merger deal worth $65m.

14 November 2014

IK backs merger of two Danish food companies

bagels-1422364-m European private equity firm IK Investment Partners has overseen the merger of two Danish family food businesses Løgismose and Meyers.

14 November 2014

Churchill Downs reels in VC-backed Big Fish Games

download (4) Balderton Capital-backed online game platform Big Fish Games has been netted by Kentucky Derby owner Churchill Downs Incorporated for up to $885m.

11 November 2014

FSN exits stake from $374m graphics business Vizrt in take private deal

news_exit_sign_lrg Scandinavian private equity firm FSN Capital is set to sell its 15.8 per cent shareholding of publicly-listed graphics software company Vizrt, which is being bought by fellow PE firm Nordic Capital.

21 October 2014

US regulators urged to put $3.5bn Sysco/US Foods merger under the microscope

burgers barbecue food eating dinner restaurant Top lawmakers on the US senate's antitrust panel have reportedly urged regulators to “scrutinise” food distributor Sysco Corp's planned acquisition of private equity-backed US Foods.

10 October 2014

Blackstone plans advisory and fund placement business spin out

black-stone-blackstone Major private equity investor Blackstone is planning to spin out its advisory services and fund placement part of its business and merge them with another advisory firm.

10 October 2014

Apollo, 21st Century Fox partner to create major media conglomerate

studio-light-759532-m Apollo Global Management has partnered with 21st Century Fox to merge media companies Endemol, Shine Group and CORE Media.

23 September 2014

Private equity, Sysco $3.5bn US Foods deal could see antitrust lawsuit

food A $3.5bn deal that could see food conglomerate Sysco Corp merge with private equity-backed US Foods is reportedly being considered for an antitrust lawsuit by the US Federal Trade Commission.

19 September 2014

Four private equity consortia circle offloading assets of Lafarge-Holcim

cement-5_sq Four groups of private equity firms are reportedly set to bid on assets worth up to €7bn ($9bn) being sold by merging cement companies Lafarge and Holcim.

9 July 2014

KKR and Riverstone merge Barnett Shale interests under new company

gas drill Private equity firms KKR and Riverstone have fused together assets to increase their coverage of Texas’ Barnett Shale by creating Trinity River Energy.

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