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08/2019 30

Apollo Global, Athene to buy GE Capital’s PK AirFinance

Apollo Global Management and Athene Holding have agreed to buy GE Capital’s aircraft lending business, PK AirFinance.

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08/2019 30

New PE firm Comhar Capital secures first deal through Fabriweld buyout

Recently launched buyout house, Comhar Capital has secured the first deal for its debut fund, after agreeing to buy audi

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08/2019 28

Permira-backed TeamViewer announces 2019 IPO plans

Private equity-backed software major TeamViewer has announced its plans to float on the Frankfurt stock exchange by the end of the year.

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08/2019 27

KKR to take majority holding in Axel Springer

KKR is set to take German media business Axel Springer private in $3.2bn deal, which will make the private equity giant its biggest shareholder.

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08/2019 14

Blackstone could re-buy $2.4bn Japan property portfolio from troubled Anbang

Blackstone Group is reportedly looking to renew its ownership of a $2.4bn Japanese property portfolio as troubled Anbang Insurance Group eyes an exit.

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08/2019 12

New Sports Illustrated owner gets BlackRock backing to add to private equity capital

BlackRock has become the latest investor in private equity and Shaquille O’Neal-backed brands portfolio Authentic

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08/2019 09

KKR, Advent, CVC tap up Thyssenkrupp for potential elevator unit carveout – report

Private equity majors KKR, Advent and CVC have reportedly contacted German industrials conglomerate Thyssenkrupp

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08/2019 08

Permira agrees to buy Cambrex in $2.4bn deal

Permira has agreed to buy drug contract business Cambrex Corporation in a deal that values the business at $2.4bn.

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08/2019 06

KKR agrees $2.2bn Arnott’s buyout from Campbell Soup Co

KKR has sealed the $2.2bn buyout of Campbell Soup’s Australian biscuit business Arnott’s.

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07/2019 29

Times New Roman creator Monotype set for new PE owner in $825m buyout

Historic font developer, printing and typesetting business Monotype Imaging has been bought by private equity house 

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07/2019 25

Advent’s £4bn Cobham takeover deal takes flight

Advent International has made further inroads into the defence and aerospace sectors after agreeing to buy Cobham 

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07/2019 22

Ted Baker founder could back private equity buyout – report

The founder of highstreet retailer Ted Baker is reportedly considering plans to back the private equity buyout of the....

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07/2019 19

Warburg and Kayne Anderson commit over $1bn to WildFire Energy

Private equity majors Warburg Pincus and Kayne Anderson have committed an equity line valued at more than $1bn to Americ...

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07/2019 19

TCV and Permira lead €500m funding round for Germany’s FlixMobility – report

Growth equity firms TCV and Permira have led a funding round for German mobility platform FlixMobility

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07/2019 11

Permira to pick up Reformation majority stake

Global buyout house Permira has agreed to buy a majority stake in LA-based sustainable fashion brand Reformation. 

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07/2019 05

CVC in talks for Bosch packaging unit spinout – report

Private equity house CVC Capital Partners has reportedly entered advanced talks to buy the packaging machinery business of German engineering products major Bosch.

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07/2019 01

Thomson Reuters picks up secure audit services provider Confirmation from Great Hill Partners

Great Hill Partners-backed secure audit services provider Confirmation has been bought by Thomson Reuters.

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06/2019 28

Blackstone, CPPIB join Lego family investment firm in £4.77bn Merlin buyout

Blackstone, CPPIB and Lego founding family investment vehicle Kirkbi have teamed up to buy Madame Tussaud’s owner...

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06/2019 13

Warburg-backed ESR Cayman scraps Hong Kong listing – report

Warburg Pincus-backed logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman has scrapped what would have been Hong Kong’s...

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06/2019 12

KKR bid for Axel Springer values business at €6.8bn

Global buyout giant KKR has offered Axel Springer shareholders a 40 per cent premium to buy out their stakes in the German publisher, valuing the company at €6.8bn.

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06/2019 10

Advent-backed Balkan bank Addiko confirms Austrian IPO plans

Advent-owned Balkan banking business Addiko has confirmed it plans to list on the Vienna Stock Exchange this year. 

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06/2019 06

Warburg buys Pregis from fellow private equity house Olympus Partners

Warburg Pincus has agreed the buyout of protective packaging materials and automated systems maker Pregis from fellow private equity house Olympus Partners.

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06/2019 05

Mid Europa Partners brings in 5x return for Knjaz Miloš sale

CEE-focused private equity firm Mid Europa Partners has agreed to exit its Serbian mineral water and non-alcoholic bever...

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05/2019 14

Blackstone backs Romanian betting, gaming business Superbet with €175m

Global buyout major Blackstone has made a €175m minority investment in Romanian sports betting and gaming 

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05/2019 09

Permira said to plan TeamViewer IPO, could value at €5bn

Private equity major Permira is reportedly planning an initial public offering for its German software maker TeamViewer

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05/2019 03

Warburg Pincus sells Dude Solutions to Clearlake Capital after five-year hold

Warburg Pincus has agreed to sell facilities management software provider Dude Solutions to fellow private equity house

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04/2019 30

Blackstone said to buy Geo-Young from Anchor Equity Partners in $1bn deal

Blackstone has reportedly struck a deal with Anchor Equity Partners to buy South Korean drug distributor

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04/2019 23

Blackstone buys Essel Propack majority stake in $310m deal

Blackstone Group has reportedly agreed to buy a 51 per cent stake in Indian packaging supplier Essel Propack. 

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04/2019 23

Warburg taps into Chinese FMCG boom by leading Yijuipi Series D+ round

Warburg Pincus has led a Series D+ round for consumer goods mobile B2B platform Yijiupi to expand the business.

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04/2019 15

Private equity-backed Paragon Bioservices set for $1.2bn buyout – report

Private equity-backed drugmaker Paragon Bioservices is reportedly set to be bought by fellow pharmaceutical company Ceta

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04/2019 09

Mid Europa looks to repeat Bambi exit success with Mlinar bakery buyout

CEE-focused private equity house Mid Europa Partners has agreed to buy a majority stake in Croatian bakery ...

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04/2019 03

Warburg to invest over $220m to help Leumi take bank share of Israel consumer, SME lending

US buyout giant Warburg Pincus has reportedly plans to invest more than $220m to expand its new Israeli credit card ...

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03/2019 27

Blackstone backs Servpro using longer-term private equity strategy

Blackstone has bought in to property damage restoration services business Servpro through a recapitalisation...

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03/2019 22

Private equity majors said to prep bids for Bosch packaging machinery unit

Private equity firms including KKR, Bain Capital and Triton are said to be preparing takeover bids for the packagin

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03/2019 22

BlackRock closes in on deal for Bridgepoint-backed eFront – report

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BlackRock is reportedly close to securing a deal to buy French software business eFront from pan-European buyout house Bridgepoint Advisers.

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03/2019 11

Advent puts Cerved takeover on hold following leak

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US private equity major Advent International has temporarily shelved its takeover bid for Italian credit data

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03/2019 07

Blackstone buys into fellow private equity firm GI Partners through hedge fund unit

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Alternative assets giant Blackstone has bought into San Francisco-based buyout house GI Partners through its...

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03/2019 06

Warburg Pincus, VC pair back cyber threat detection and response developer eSentire

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Warburg Pincus has led a $47m investment round in cyber threat detection and response business eSentire.

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03/2019 05

Advent wins private equity, trade battle for €3bn Evonik methacrylates business

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Advent International has beaten away competition from private equity peers to pick up chemicals major Evonik’s

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02/2019 25

KKR said to eye Walmart’s Asda as £12bn Sainsbury’s merger hits regulator snag

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Buyout giant KKR is reportedly eyeing a bid for Walmart-owned UK supermarket chain Asda as the latter’s talks

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02/2019 20

BlackRock, KKR in advanced talks over $4bn-$5bn investment in ADNOC pipeline

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Investment majors BlackRock and KKR are reportedly in advanced talks to invest between $4bn and $5bn in Abu Dhabi 

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02/2019 18

Mid Europa secures 4x return in €260m Bambi sale to Coca-Cola HBC

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CEE investor Mid Europa Partners has agreed to sell its biscuit producing business Bambi to trade-buyer Coca-Cola

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02/2019 13

Warburg leads $200m investment round for portfolio business NWP Retail

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Warburg Pincus has led an investment round valued around $200m for its shopping mall developer, NWP Retail.

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02/2019 06

Blackstone invests $500m to build up Permian Basin water treatment business

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Blackstone has committed $500m to a new water management business dedicated to tackling waste water generated in the...

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02/2019 01

Blackstone infra arm seals $3.3bn Tallgrass Energy investment, GIC also buys in

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Blackstone’s infrastructure arm has agreed to buy a stake in midstream energy business Tallgrass Energy

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01/2019 23

Advent extends payments reach to Argentina with Prisma deal at $1.42bn valuation

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Global buyout house Advent International has bought a 51 per cent stake in Argentinian payments business Prisma Medios de Pago in a deal valuing the company at about $1.42bn.

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12/2018 10

Cerberus buys 70% stake in military vehicle maker Navistar Defense

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December 4, 2018 

Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to buy a 70 per cent stake in military vehicle maker Navistar Defense from its listed parent company Navistar International.

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12/2018 10

KKR buys into luxury Asian lifestyle brand business V3 at S$1.7bn valuation

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December 4, 2018 

Global private equity giant KKR has agreed to invest up to S$500m ($367m) for a stake in Asian luxury lifestyle…

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12/2018 10

IPO on the cards for Blackstone’s Alight Solutions, could value it at $7bn

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December 6, 2018 

Private equity major Blackstone is reportedly preparing an initial public offering for its healthcare and retirement…

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12/2018 10

KKR leads $100m funding round for FinTech-focused Cross River Bank

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December 7, 2018 

KKR has led a $100m funding round in FinTech-focused Cross River Bank…

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12/2018 03

Private equity-backed Permian Basin pipeline operator could sell for more than $2bn

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November 28, 2018 

A US oil and gas pipeline operator founded two years ago by a pair of private equity firms is reportedly exploring…

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12/2018 03

InsurTech startup Bright Health hits $950m valuation through VC-backed Series C

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December 3, 2018 

Insurance technology developer Bright Health has reportedly hit a $950m valuation after picking up significant backing…

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11/2018 29

Palatine Private Equity picks up infra, property assurance provider CET UK

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November 26, 2018 

Palatine Private Equity has completed the secondary buyout of infra and property assurance services provider CET UK.

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11/2018 29

VC firms back business offering loans to international students eyeing US university places

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November 28, 2018 

A wave of venture capital investors have backed a $110m financing round for MPOWER Financing

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11/2018 29

Advent joins bidding for France’s L’Occitane

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November 28, 2018 

Advent International has reportedly joined other private equity firms to make a bid for French cosmetics retailer…

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11/2018 29

Blackstone ends 11-year DJO Global hold with $3.15bn sale to Colfax Corp

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November 20, 2018 

Blackstone has finally sealed an exit of orthopaedic medical device business DJO Global after more than a decade in its portfolio, through a $3.15bn trade sale.

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11/2018 29

Blackstone, Amazon said to battle New York Yankees for Disney sport channels

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November 21, 2018 

Blackstone has been named as potentially the only private equity bidder in Disney’s divestment of more than 20…

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11/2018 19

Montagu PE agrees Kodak Flexographic Packaging Division carveout for up to $390m

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November 13, 2018 

Montagu Private Equity has agreed to pay up to $390m to carve out Kodak’s Flexographic Packaging Division.

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11/2018 19

Permira picks up Asian aquatic feed business, Grobest Group

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November 14, 2018 

Permira has agreed to buy a 50 per cent stake in Asian aquatic feed producer Grobest Group…

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11/2018 19

Advent, Apollo, SK Capital make second round for Evonik unit auction

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November 14, 2018 

Advent International, Apollo Global Management and SK Capital Partners have joined a consortium of Triton and Rhone …

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11/2018 19

Blackstone, KKR among PE posse linked with Zayo Group buyout

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November 19, 2018 

Blackstone, KKR and Stonepeak Partners are reportedly among private equity players lining up for potential bids …

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11/2018 07

Riverside picks up professional safety gear, equipment maker SureWerx

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November 5, 2018 

Global PE house The Riverside Company has bought professional workplace safety products….

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11/2018 07

Blackstone said to eye $2bn sale of Gulf of Mexico oil exploration JV

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November 7, 2018 

Alternative assets giant Blackstone is reportedly prepping for a sale of its Gulf of Mexico oil exploration….

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11/2018 07

General Electric continues divestment push, could sell commercial lighting unit to PE house

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November 7, 2018 

US-headquartered multinational conglomerate General Electric is reportedly in talks to sell its commercial lighting….

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11/2018 07

Permira completes carve-out of Cisco video software business six years after selling company

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October 29, 2018 

Global buyout house Permira’s latest portfolio company is open for business after the firm completed the acquisition of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions group.

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11/2018 07

KKR ups offer for MYOB takeover

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November 2, 2018 

KKR has marked up its takeover offer for MYOB Group by about 2 per cent to A$3.77….

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10/2018 29

Altus Capital continues Fund III deployment with ChoiceSpin buyout

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November 21, 2018 

Connecticut-based Altus Capital Partners has bought spinal implants manufacturer ChoiceSpin

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10/2018 29

Private equity firms circle ConvergeOne for potential buyout

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October 26, 2018 

ConvergeOne Holdings is reportedly exploring its sale after receiving interest from a number private equity firms,…

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10/2018 24

Blackstone on brink of buying American Securities’ Ulterra after just two years in its portfolio – report

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October 22, 2018 

Buyout giant Blackstone could be about to provide a quick exit for American Securities through a $700m deal for its oil and gas industry drill bit maker Ulterra Drilling Technologies.

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10/2018 24

KKR creates global car parts major with €6.2bn deal to add Magneti Marelli to Calsonic Kansei

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October 22, 2018 

KKR-backed Japanese car parts maker Calsonic Kansei has agreed a €6.2bn deal for Magneti Marelli…

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10/2018 15

KKR buys Norwest Equity Partners portfolio business Minnesota Rubber and Plastics

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Global private equity major KKR has bought Norwest Equity Partners portfolio business Minnesota Rubber and Plastics.

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10/2018 09

Mid Europa sells off Poland’s PKL

Mid Europa Partners has agreed to exit the holding company for Polskie Koleje Linowe in a sale to the Polish Development Bank.

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10/2018 08

KKR collects about $209m exiting Vietnam’s Masan Group

Global investor KKR has raised around $209m from the sale of shares in Vietnamese conglomerate Masan Group Cor ....

10/2018 08

Riverside reaps Asia-Pacific investment rewards with fourth exit in 12 months

The Riverside Company has continued its flurry of Asia-Pacific exits over the past 12 months by selling Global Orthopaed ....

10/2018 08

Blackstone buys investment firm Clarus to launch new life sciences investing platform

Blackstone has agreed a $2.6bn deal for global investment firm Clarus to launch the buyout giant’s new life ....

10/2018 08

KKR attempts $1.24bn MYOB takeover, Bain Capital reduces stake

Global buyout house KKR has launched an A$1.75bn ($1.24bn) takeover bid for Australian bookkeeping software business ....

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10/2018 04

EBRD, PE pair back biggest Moldovan bank in wake of country’s $1bn banking fraud scandal

A pair of private equity firms have teamed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to buy a ....

10/2018 04

Advent completes €1.9bn Zentiva buyout from French pharma giant Sanofi

Advent International has completed a €1.9bn buyout of the European generic drug business of pharma giant Sanofi.

10/2018 04

Abris to sell Urgent Cargus to Mid Europa

Abris Capital Partners has exited Urgent Cargus in a sale to Mid Europa Partners.

09/2018 24

Blackstone-backed Versace’s potential sale ‘imminent’

Blackstone backed-Italian fashion house Versace may announce the sale of the business “within hours”,  according ...

09/2018 24

Blackstone closes in on New Mountain Capital stake

Asset manager investment arm of Blackstone is reportedly near the close of a deal for a minority investment in New Moun...

09/2018 24

Blackstone said to be sole all-cash bidder for Indian home finance major PNB

Global buyout giant Blackstone has emerged as the sole bidder making an all-cash offer to take India’s PNB...

09/2018 24

Warburg provides up to $500m equity line to latest Tall City oil, gas exploration venture

Warburg Pincus has provided a $500m line of equity financing to oil and gas exploration business Tall City Exploration III.

09/2018 17

KKR attempts $1.24bn MYOB takeover, Bain Capital reduces stake

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Global investor KKR has raised around $209m from the sale of shares in Vietnamese conglomerate Masan Group Corp, AltAssets understands.

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09/2018 17

Blackstone buys stake in Luminor from DNB and Nordea in $1.2bn deal

Global buyout major Blackstone has bought a 60 per cent stake in Baltic bank Luminor from Nordea and DNB in a $1.2bn...

09/2018 11

Apollo, Bain Capital buyout interest boosts RPC market cap to £3.35bn

Bain Capital and Apollo Global are both in talks with plastic packaging major RPC Group, a situation which has boosted the business’ share price

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09/2018 11

Blackstone battle for Investa Office Fund sees A$3.3bn offer set for shareholder vote

Blackstone’s increased A$3.3bn offer for Australia’s Investa Office Fund will be voted on by shareholders in...

09/2018 04

Companies in Central and Eastern Europe received 3.5 billion euros in investment last year

28 August 2018, Trade Magazin Online Companies in Central and Eastern Europe (KKE) received a record 3.5 billion euros worth of investments in 2017, which is a 113 percent increase, compared to the previous year and a 40 percent increase compared to the previous peak in 2008 – the European Venture Capital Association, Invest Europe’s latest annual report on Central and Eastern Europe in 2017 revealed. Full article

09/2018 04

Investcorp Technology’s Fund IV picks up Softgarden

3 September 2018, AltAssets Investcorp Technology Partners has made the fourth deal from its fourth tech fund through the buyout of HR software... Full article

09/2018 04

Bregal Investments, KKR exit long-held Cognita

3 September 2018, AltAssets Bregal Investments and KKR have agreed to sell global education business Cognita to Jacobs Holding. Full article

08/2018 28

Blackstone hires help for potential $1bn Exeter Finance exit

23 August 2018, AltAssets Blackstone Group has reportedly hired investment banks to look in to a sale or IPO for its long-held portfolio business.... Full article

08/2018 28

Warburg Pincus backs trucking logistics tech platform Cargomatic through $35m Series B

16 August 2018, AltAssets Global private equity house Warburg Pincus has led a $35m Series B round for shipper and carrier tech platform... Full article

08/2018 28

Advent International sells WSiP to Hungary’s Central Group

10 August 2018, AltAssets Advent International has agreed to sale its Polish educational services provider Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne Full article

08/2018 28

Warburg Pincus invests in TA Associates-backed Procare Software

7 August 2018, AltAssets Warburg Pincus has made a strategic investment in integrated child care management business Procare Software... Full article

08/2018 28

Cinven enters talks to buy AXA Life Europe for €925m

2 August 2018, AltAssets European private equity house Cinven has entered exclusive talks to buy insurance major AXA Life Europe in deal valued at €925m. Full article

07/2018 30

KKR to buy Bay Club from York Capital Management

27 July 2018, AltAssets KKR has agreed to buy active lifestyle and hospitality company Bay Club from York Capital Management. Full article

07/2018 30

Enterprise Investors to continue Fund VIII deployment with Anwim backing

27 July 2018, AltAssets Enterprise Investors is looking to tap its eight fund to invest in petrol station operator Anwim. Full article

07/2018 30

Blackstone exits Ideal Shopping Direct to Aurelius

25 July 2018, AltAssets Blackstone has exited its share in Ideal Shopping Direct through a sale to European asset manager Aurelius. Full article

07/2018 30

KKR taps $9.3bn Asia megafund to buy LCY Chemical Corp in $1.5bn deal

23 July 2018, AltAssets Global investor KKR has agreed to buy LCY Chemical Corp through its $9.3bn Asian Fund III, in a deal valued at TWD $47.8bn ($1.5bn). Full article

07/2018 23

Enterprise Investors taps Fund VIII for Unilink investment

18 July 2018, AltAssets Poland-based Enterprise Investors has tapped its Fund VIII to acquire a 38 per cent stake in insurance multi-agency... Full article