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12/2019 04

KKR looks to fix growing water pollution hazard with XPV team-up

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Global buyout house KKR has launched a wastewater treatment platform with XPV Water Partners 

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12/2019 03

Blackstone taps Tac Ops fund for £100m HH Global investment

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Global buyout giant Blackstone has tapped its Tactical Opportunities fund for a £100m investment in outsourced

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11/2019 26

KKR taps $13.9bn Americas XII Fund for Novaria Group buyout

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KKR has agreed to buy specialty aerospace hardware manufacturer, Novaria Group

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11/2019 25

Blackstone chips in $400m for gene therapy JV with Ferring

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Private equity giant Blackstone will invest $400m in a joint venture with Swiss pharmaceutical company Ferring, to support the development of an experimental gene therapy for bladder cancer.

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11/2019 22

Warburg said to prep sale, IPO of Avaloq two years after buying into business

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Warburg Pincus is reportedly planning a sale or IPO of Swiss banking software and services business Avaloq...

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11/2019 20

Advent to build up hair care brand following Olaplex buyout

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Alternative assets giant Advent International has agreed to buy professional hair care brand Olaplex.

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11/2019 15

Advent eyes international expansion of fitness software startup Mariana Tek following buyout

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Buyout major Advent International has agreed a deal for US fitness studio software developer Mariana Tek.

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11/2019 12

KKR said to plot world-record $70bn LBO of Walgreens Boots, raising spectre of bruising $45bn TXU disaster

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The biggest leveraged buyout deal in history could be on the cards after private equity giant KKR reportedly 

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11/2019 11

Blackstone seals $3bn deal for Bumble owner

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Private equity giant Blackstone has agreed to buy a majority stake in MagicLab, the owner of dating social network Bumble, in deal that values the business at $3bn. 

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11/2019 07

Blackstone keeps pressure on buyout target Unizo after company misses deadline over $1.6bn takeover offer

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Private equity giant Blackstone is reportedly keeping up pressure on Japanese hotel operator Unizo after the company missed a deadline with conditions set for its proposed $1.6bn takeover.

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11/2019 04

US opens national security probe into PE-backed TikTok deal – report

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The US government has reportedly launched an investigation into private equity-backed TikTok’s $1bn buyout of US...

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11/2019 04

Mid Europa exits Walmark in sale to trade buyer

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Mid Europa Partners has agreed to sell CEE-focused consumer healthcare business Walmark to German pharmaceutical company STADA Arzneimittel.

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11/2019 01

PE consortium packs minority investment into Herschel Supply Co

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A consortium of private equity investors has agreed to make an minority investment in Canadian backpack maker Herschel Supply Co.

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10/2019 25

KKR-backed SoftwareONE seals standout European IPO following wave of cancellations

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KKR-backed software and cloud tech management business SoftwareONE has sealed a standout IPO on the Swiss bourse...

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10/2019 23

Blackstone, CVC said to eye $10bn-plus valuation from potential Paysafe IPO

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Blackstone and CVC are reportedly hunting for underwriters for an IPO of payments processing business Paysafe Group...

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10/2019 21

Warburg-backed ESR Cayman relaunches scrapped IPO, could reach $6.74bn market cap

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Warburg Pincus-backed logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman has relaunched its scrapped IPO from a few months ago, targeting an even larger $1.45bn.

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10/2019 18

Warburg Pincus picks up supply chain software business Softeon

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Private equity major Warburg Pincus has revealed it has bought a minority stake in supply chain software business Softeo

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10/2019 14

Thoma Bravo to take Sophos back under PE ownership in $3.8bn buyout

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Thoma Bravo is the latest private equity house to take ownership of cybersecurity business Sophos after agreeing a $3.8b

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10/2019 08

Advent buys drug ingredient business ICE, valuation said to be €600m

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Advent International has tapped its $17.5bn GPE IX fund to buy drug ingredient business Industria Chimica Emiliana.

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09/2019 30

Blackstone pays $5.9bn for Colony Capital’s industrial real assets unit

Blackstone has agreed a $5.9bn buyout of Colony Capital’s industrial real estate assets and affiliated operating...

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09/2019 30

Warburg seals strong inexio return in sale to EQT infra, deal valued at about €1bn – source

Warburg Pincus has sealed a strong return on the roughly €1bn exit of fibre-optic network business inexio to EQT ...

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09/2019 24

Permira set for big win with imminent TeamViewer IPO, valuation could reach €5.3bn

Permira-backed German software business TeamViewer looks set to price its imminent IPO to give it a valuation of up to ....

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09/2019 20

Blackstone sells part of ATM business NCR stock in $302m deal

Blackstone has agreed to sell part of its stock in ATM and point-of-sale terminal business NCR Corp back to the business in a $302m deal.

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09/2019 17

Advent secures £4bn Cobham takeover

Private equity fund manager Advent International has finally closed a £4bn deal to buy British defence and aerospace

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09/2019 17

Blackstone follows record $20.5bn RE fund close with $6.5bn Dream Global REIT buy

Blackstone has followed the record-breaking $20.5bn final close of its latest real estate fund by picking up the Toronto-listed Dream Global REIT ... 

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09/2019 17

GenNx360 Capital picks up Schneider Packaging Equipment as Fund III raise continues

GenNx360 Capital Partners has picked up specialist equipment maker Schneider Packaging Equipment Company

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09/2019 13

Warburg Pincus-backed RE developer ESR Cayman said to file IPO paperwork

Warburg Pincus-backed logistics real estate developer ESR Cayman is reportedly looking to relaunch an IPO in Hong Kong, months after a previous $1.24bn flotation attempt fell through.

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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 ....