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Private equity buyouts in Asia take old risks with new money

A little over a month ago, a Texas power utility at the centre of the biggest leveraged buyout in history filed for bankruptcy, sunk by billions of dollars of debt that it took on after being acquired by a trio of top private equity names in 2007.

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Facebook acquires app-maker Onavo

Facebook Inc. had agreed to buy Onavo, an Israeli startup app-maker company, said a report from Reuters.

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Flurry of retail buyouts, mergers seen amid hedge fund closures

Retail buyouts and mergers lead by foreign exchange market broker FXCM Inc had been seen proliferating in the midst of closures of some of the biggest hedge funds in the US and European Union.

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CEO Prem Watsa

The impact of bad publicity on merger plans

According to a report from Reuters, bad publicity would cause a great impact on an upcoming deal as stated in the Journal of Financial Economics by Baixiao Liu and John McConnell.

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European Notes

Private equity buyouts reach EUR 19.7 billion in Europe- research

According to a new research, European private equity buyouts reached USD 19.7 billion for the third quarter.

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IntercontinentalExchange Inc.

Merger of bourse operators soon to occur

The IntercontinentalExchange Inc set to purchase NYSE Euronext.

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TV and media

Media outlet PopDigital acquires lifestyle platform, creates new curated network

Malaysian media outlet PopDigital acquired lifestyle platform Tongue in Chic

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A sculpture showing the Euro currency sign is seen in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt February 29, 2012. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

August busiest for European buyouts

Private equity firms perform at higher levels in terms of buyout financing compared to the previous year.

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Thomas H. Lee Partners LP

TH Lee Partners LP obtains dismissal of conspiracy charges filed against them

TH Lee Partners LP is discharged as a defendant in the case of an 'overarching' conspiracy regarding buyouts and the collusion between private equity firms.

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Baring to purchase controlling stake in Hexaware for INR1.687 million

Barring announced it plans to buy a controlling stake in Hexaware for INR1.6 million.

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Clayton Dubilier to raise USD3 billion for buyout fund

Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC had raised a total of USD3 billion for its ninth investment pool said sources who were familiar with matter.

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W&G Investments plans to offer GBP1.5 billion for RBS branches

W&G Investments PLC planned to offer Royal Bank of Scotland GBP1.5 billion for more than three hundred of its branches.

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French water utility company buys Proactiva

Veolia Environment struck a deal to acquire Spanish Proactive Medio Ambiente.

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Sprint Nextel Corp

Sprint Overthrows Dish Latest Offer For Clearwire

Sprint overthrows US$3.40 bid per share of Dish to a US$4.40 bid per share for Clearwire.

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Anschutz to Reach Deal with Potential Bidders

Potential bidders are coming up with a deal to acquire assets of Anschutz Entertainment Group.

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