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Latham & Watkins represents DIC in UAE Holiday Inn Express Hotels sale

Tue, 04/10/2011 - 18:30

Latham & Watkins represented DIC, the private equity arm of Dubai Holding, in connection with the sale of Ishraq Dubai LLC (Ishraq Dubai) to Almulla Group. »

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CI Capital Partners acquires Galls

Tue, 04/10/2011 - 11:40

CI Capital Partners, a North American private investment firm, has acquired Galls, LLC, a USD163 million revenue, full service marketer and distributor of public safety, first responder and private security products, from ARAMARK Corporation. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. »

Lyndon Trott, Guernsey’s Chief Minister

Guernsey signs TIEA with Slovenia

Tue, 04/10/2011 - 06:00

Guernsey’s commitment to meeting international standards of transparency and exchange of information in tax matters was further underlined last week, with the signing of a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the Republic of Slovenia. »

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AXA Private Equity portfolio company Kallista acquires Poweo wind farms

Mon, 03/10/2011 - 18:56

AXA Private Equity portfolio company Kallista has acquired Poweo’s operational French wind farms from VERBUND, Austria’s leading electricity company. »

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Actis leads USD434m buy-out of Tracker

Mon, 03/10/2011 - 14:17

Actis, the pan-emerging markets private equity fund, has led a consortium in the USD434m, 100% management buy-out of Tracker, South Africa's largest vehicle tracking company. »

Andrew Aylwin, Partner at Lyceum Capital,

Strongest Q3 on record demonstrates strength of lower mid-market, says Lyceum

Mon, 03/10/2011 - 13:00

The volume and value of deals completed during the first nine months of 2011 in the lower mid-market investment space has increased year on year for the past three years, according to research from Lyceum Capital and Cass Business School. »

Tony Lane, Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen advises on Infrastructure India’s acquisition of Indian Energy

Fri, 30/09/2011 - 17:00

Carey Olsen has been involved in an acquisition deal to buy AIM-listed company Indian Energy Limited (IEL) by Infrastructure India plc. »

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KPS Capital Partners acquires assets of United Copper Industries

Fri, 30/09/2011 - 16:00

Private equity firm KPS Capital Partners has acquired substantially all of the assets of United Copper Industries, an affiliate of Organizacion IUSA, S.A. de C.V. (IUSA), through a newly formed company, UCI or United Copper. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »

Henry Stanford , Partner at Albion Ventures

Albion Ventures successfully exits hotel investment

Fri, 30/09/2011 - 12:00

Albion Ventures has sold The Place Sandwich VCT Limited, the owner and operator of the 37-bedroom Bell Hotel in the medieval Cinque Port town of Sandwich, to Shepherd Neame Limited, Britain’s oldest brewer, for GBP3.6 million. »

Dave Lamb, Partner at Vision Capital

Vision Capital announces portfolio acquisition and partnership with Speyside Equity

Thu, 29/09/2011 - 13:51

Vision Capital has announced a partnership with Speyside Equity (Speyside), a Philadelphia-based private equity group, to acquire investments in its portfolio of two companies. The transaction remains subject to customary regulatory clearances. »

Rob Walker, president of Compass EMP Funds

Compass EMP Funds completes private equity offering

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 16:00

Compass EMP Funds has closed a private equity offering to secure growth capital. The offering was fully subscribed and proceeds will be used to accelerate the nationwide marketing and distribution of the Compass EMP Mutual Funds to financial advisors and their broker-dealer platforms. »

Daan Knottenbelt, Partner at Palamon

Palamon sells SAV Credit to Värde Partners in transaction valued at GBP472 million

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 14:00

Mid-market private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners is to sell portfolio company SAV Credit to Värde Partners in a transaction valued at GBP472 million. The transaction is subject to competition clearance. »

Jon Vaccaro, co-founder and CEO of Ranieri Real Estate Partners LP

Ranieri Real Estate Partners and WL Ross to acquire Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 10:00

Ranieri Real Estate Partners LP (RREP), a real estate financial services company, and private equity funds affiliated with WL Ross & Co LLC (WL Ross) have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage (the company or DBBM), a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, the firms announced today. Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. »

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TDR Capital portfolio company VPS acquires SitexOrbis

Tue, 27/09/2011 - 16:00

 VPS Holdings Limited, a portfolio company of private equity firm TDR Capital, has acquired the whole of the business and undertakings of SitexOrbis Holdings Limited. »

Ryan Bevington, Investment Director at Maven

Maven completes MBO of leading composite hose manufacturer

Tue, 27/09/2011 - 12:40

Maven’s North West deal team has led the management buyout (MBO) of Dantec Hose Limited. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of composite hoses for the global petrochemical industry, and is renowned for product quality, service, technical excellence and innovation. »

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CapVest and Accent Equity acquire Scandinavian leader in domestic waste collection

Tue, 27/09/2011 - 12:21

UK based European mid-market private equity fund, CapVest Equity Partners  II (CapVest), has led the acquisition of RenoNorden Holding AS (RenoNorden) from Norvestor V in partnership with incumbent management and Accent Equity 2008, a leading Nordic mid-market private equity fund.  The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »

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Level Equity closes USD130m new fund

Tue, 27/09/2011 - 10:52

Level Equity has announced the final closing of its USD130 million new fund, Level Equity Growth Partners I, LP.   »

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Francisco Partners acquires Control of eFront

Tue, 27/09/2011 - 06:00

EFR Holdings SAS, an acquisition vehicle controlled by funds affiliated with Francisco Partners, acquired on 23 September, 2011 a majority of the share capital and voting rights of eFront SA, a business software solutions provider dedicated to the financial industry, listed on the Alternext Paris market of NYSE Euronext (ALEFT). »

Fernando Chueca, Director European Technology Partners team, Carlyle

The Carlyle Group acquires ITRS Group

Mon, 26/09/2011 - 14:00

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has acquired ITRS Group, a global provider of real-time monitoring systems for the world’s financial institutions, in partnership with its founders and management. Financial terms have not been disclosed. »

Hamish Mair , Director, Head of Private Equity Funds,  F&C European Capital Partners

Investec provides EUR15 million loan to F&C European Capital Partners

Mon, 26/09/2011 - 13:50

 Investec Specialist Bank’s (‘Investec’) Fund Finance team has provided a EUR15 million loan to F&C European Capital Partners LP (F&C), a private equity fund of funds focusing on the European mid-market of private equity including buyout, mezzanine and co-investments. »

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The Gores Group to acquire Alpheus Communications

Fri, 23/09/2011 - 06:00

Private equity firm The Gores Group, through an affiliate, has signed an agreement to acquire Alpheus Communications, one of the largest fibre network and data centre operators in Texas. »

Anastasia Deulina , Director of First Reserve

First Reserve Invests in Amromco Energy

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 14:27

Private investment firm First Reserve Corporation has made an investment in Amromco Energy, the largest and leading independent oil and gas producer in Romania. The investment is the first stage in First Reserve’s plans to build an oil and gas platform in the Central and Eastern European region. »

Jon Priest, group CEO of SPA Future Thinking

SPA Future Thinking acquires Essential Research

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 12:00

 SPA Future Thinking has acquired full-service market research consultancy Essential Research for an undisclosed sum. »

Holger Kleingarn, Partner at Palamon

Palamon sells cadooz to strategic buyer, Euronet

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 10:00

Mid-market private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners has agreed the sale of cadooz AG to Nasdaq-listed strategic buyer, Euronet Worldwide (Euronet), a leading global electronic payments provider and distributor, headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, USA.  The details of the transaction were not disclosed. »

Tom Jennings, a Managing Director at Summit Partners

Summit Partners leads growth equity funding of PeerApp Ltd

Thu, 22/09/2011 - 06:00

PeerApp Ltd, a leading provider of transparent Internet caching and content delivery platforms, has closed a growth equity investment led by Summit Partners. »

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BV Investment Partners to sell Vision Communications to EATEL

Wed, 21/09/2011 - 16:00

BV Investment Partners has signed a definitive agreement to sell Vision Communications, a Louisiana based communications and broadband services provider, to EATEL.   »

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ProVen Health VCT sells its investment in Onyx Scientific


Wed, 21/09/2011 - 12:00

ProVen Health VCT, managed by Beringea LLP, has sold its investment in Onyx Scientific in a transaction that valued the company at GBP4.6m. »

Peter Radford of Bordeaux, and John Le Prevost, Anson Principal

Anson-Bordeaux merger creates fund admin 'powerhouse'

Wed, 21/09/2011 - 10:00

Two Guernsey firms are merging to create the largest independent fund administration business in the island. In the 50:50 deal, described as a merger of equals, Anson Fund Managers Limited and Bordeaux Services (Guernsey) Limited will join forces and trade under the Anson name. »

Witold Radwański, President and Managing Partner of Krokus PE Sp. z o.o.

Krokus PE invests in Termo Organika

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 16:30

Krokus Private Equity has signed an agreement to acquire 75% of the shares in Termo-Organika Sp. z o.o. Krokus PE has made this investment together with the Management of the Company in buyout from the international construction material group CRH plc. »

Kevin Nickelberry, a Managing Director at Investcorp

Investcorp acquires US kitchenware retailer Sur La Table

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 16:00

Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has acquired Sur La Table, a leading national kitchenware retailer with locations across the United States.  The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »

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