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Investec provides GBP14 million funding to management of Clyde Blowers Capital

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 12:00

Investec Specialist Bank’s (Investec) Fund Finance team has provided a GBP14 million debt facility to the management of Clyde Blowers Capital (CBC), a leading investor in industrial businesses. »

Dan Hatcher, Partner, Gresham Private Equity

Gresham backed James Grant Group acquires Rabbit Vocal Management Limited

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 10:00

Gresham Private Equity-backed James Grant Group (JGG) has acquired the entire issued share capital of Rabbit Vocal Management Limited, the leading London based Voiceover Management Company. »

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Oak Hill Capital Partners provides additional capital to Southern Air

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 07:00

Oak Hill Capital Partners has made a USD55 million strategic investment in Southern Air. The investment by Oak Hill Capital, which has been Southern Air's majority investor since 2007, will support the completion of Southern Air's fleet renewal and the company's continued growth. »

Jan Vanhevel CEO, KBC Group

Precision Capital acquires KBL EPB, KBC’s private banking subsidiary

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 07:00

The KBC group (KBC) has reached an agreement with Precision Capital for the sale of its dedicated private banking subsidiary KBL European Private Bankers (KBL EPB) for a total consideration of EUR1.050 billion, EUR50 million of which depend on the results of KBL EPB. »

Yann Souillard, non-executive director, LDC

LDC's Sala International merges with EDM Group

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 16:00

Sala International, the document archiving and records storage business backed by mid-market private equity house LDC, has merged with EDM Group, the document management business backed by ECI Partners. »

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Eigen Capital’s portfolio company Plews & Edelmann completes acquisition of Omega Hose Manufacturing

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 14:00

Private equity firm Eigen Capital's portfolio company Plews, Inc, has completed the acquisition of Solon, OH-based Omega Hose Manufacturing Inc, a subsidiary of ATSCO Remanufacturing Inc. of Phoenix, AZ. »

James E Hohmann, Chief Executive Officer of FBL Financial Group

FBL Financial Group to sell EquiTrust to Guggenheim Partners

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 12:00

FBL Financial Group has agreed to sell its subsidiary, EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, to controlled affiliates of Guggenheim Partners, LLC for a preliminary purchase price of USD440 million in an all-cash transaction. »

Bennett Goodman, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder of GSO

Blackstone’s GSO Capital Partners acquires Harbourmaster Capital

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 10:00

GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”), the global credit platform of The Blackstone Group, has acquired Harbourmaster Capital, a leading European leveraged loan manager which manages and advises on approximately EUR8 billion (USD11 billion) of assets. »

Tony Tamer, co-Managing Partner of HIG

HIG Capital significantly expands credit platform

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 11:33

Private equity investment firm HIG Capital has acquired certain assets of WhiteHorse Capital, a Dallas-based CLO manager with experience managing over USD1.7 billion of capital, and formed HIG WhiteHorse to provide flexible financing solutions to profitable and performing small and middle market companies. »

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GenNx360 Capital Partners sells of SiVance

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 11:30

GenNx360 Capital Partners has sold SiVance, LLC to Milliken & Company. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »

Tim van Delden, Chief Investment Officer of HPE

Synova attracts CHF 20m in growth capital from HPE

Fri, 07/10/2011 - 11:01

Holland Private Equity (HPE) has invested substantial primary capital in Synova SA (Synova) in a capital increase of up to CHF20 million to become the firm's largest outside shareholder. »

Wendy Smith, Business Development Manager at Experian Corpfin

Value of UK M&A deal activity up 15 per cent so far this year, according to Experian Corpfin

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:00

The total value of UK mergers, acquisitions, flotations, rights issues and placements was GBP181.4 billion in the first nine months of 2011, an increase of 15.7 per cent on the same period in 2010, according to Experian Corpfin. This was despite the overall volume of deals falling by 6.7 per cent to 3,169. »

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Dunedin-backed Practice Plan makes two strategic acquisitions

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 12:00

Practice Plan, a leading UK provider of membership plans and other support services to dental practices, backed by UK private equity house Dunedin, has made two transformational acquisitions; Isoplan, a UK dental plan provider, and Medenta, the market leader in dental patient finance. »

Michael Chasen, president and chief executive officer of Blackboard

Providence Equity Partners completes acquisition of Blackboard Inc

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 14:50

Blackboard has completed its acquisition by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately USD1.64 billion in enterprise value, plus the assumption of approximately USD136 million in debt.   »

Tom Aronson, Managing Director at Monroe Capital

Monroe Capital provides USD27.5m to Fabco Automotive Corporation

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 14:46

Monroe Capital has funded a USD27.5 million unitranche facility to support the acquisition of Fabco Automotive Corporation Partners by Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd. »

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Velocis Fund announces first fund closing

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 10:00

Velocis Fund has met its first fund closing target. The real estate private equity fund accepted USD36.5 million in capital commitments and an additional USD4.7 million of co-investment equity for a total of USD41.2 million of equity under management. Incorporating maximum leverage of 60 per cent, this first closing will give Velocis Fund approximately USD100 million in purchasing power. »

Manuel Carvalho, Manager, Private Equity Deals. Preqin

Private equity-backed buyout deals and exits down in Q3 2011

Tue, 04/10/2011 - 18:36

Some 674 private equity-backed buyouts deals worth an aggregate USD60.6bn were announced in Q3 2011, a 23% decrease in value from the previous quarter’s total of USD78.7bn, according to Preqin's quarterly deals data. A total of 254 exits valued at an aggregate USD56.2bn were announced in Q3 2011, 54% down from the record total of over USD120bn in Q2 2011. »

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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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