Fresenius bids for Danone's medical nutrition arm

The German medical group Fresenius (FMEG.DE) and the Permira investment fund PERM.UL have made an offer for the medical nutrition arm of Danone (DANO.PA), The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to the matter.

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Russia's VTB Capital closes in on Roberto Cavalli- sources

VTB Capital, the investment arm of sanctioned Russian lender VTB Bank (VTBR.MM), has made a cash payment to secure a deal to buy most of Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli before the end of November, two sources familiar with the situation said.

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Permira to buy Tilney's regional businesses from Deutsche Bank

Permira will be buying the regional businesses of private client investment manager Tilney in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Liverpool from Deutsche Bank, a statement about the funding said.

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Alcatel union says management to sell corporate telephone systems business

The French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT) on Thursday said that loss-making French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA will be selling its enterprise telephone systems business.

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Blackstone, CCMP, Investcorp are remaining bidders for Italy's Versace

Private equity firms Blackstone Group, CCMP Capital and Investcorp are the only remaining bidders for a minority stake in Italian fashion house Versace. Versace seeks to exit a 20% stake in the first quarter of next year.

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Two investors vie for minority stake in Italian luxury brand Versace

Italy's state backed Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI) and private equity firm CCMP Capital are leading the race to secure a minority stake in Italian luxury goods group Versace.

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State-backed Fondo Strategico Italiano values Versace at EUR1.1 billion

Fondo Strategio Italiano, one of the bidders for a 20% stake in Versace, is willing to put in a bid valuing the Italian fashion house at EUR1.1 billion. Versace earlier said that it seeks a valuation of at least EUR1 billion.

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Deutsche Bank looks to sell Tilney to Permira

German bank Deutsche Bank AG is reportedly negotiating the sale of Tilney Investment Management to British private equity firm Permira. Permira has beaten other rival bidders for Tilney, including Brown Shipley & Co.

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Top deals of the day - bids, mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Wednesday including Sinopec, Apache, AMR, US Airways, Deutsche Bank, EDF, Oxford, Andor, Bank Zachodni WBK, Shuanghui, Campofrio, OCZ, Toshiba and CVS Caremark.

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RDR brings private equity to wealth management market- report

Reforms made in the financial services industry through the retail distribution review or RDR implemented in January by a UK regulator has brought private equity to the arms of wealth managers, according to a report from Citywire.

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Permira set to acquire Dr. Martens maker

The family business that owned the Dr. Marten brand would be acquired by private equity firm Permira for GBP300 million.

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Permira places bid for Cermaq

Permira placed a bid for Cermaq.

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ProSiebenSat.1 owners preparing for exit

ProSiebenSat.1 owners, namely KKR and Permira, are seeking to either sell off shares or sell the whole firm to another media outfit.

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Asia Private Equity Weekly News, September 3, 2012

News and developments in Asia private equity from Reuters News for the week ending August 31.

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Permira raises $750 mln in casino operator Galaxy share sale -sources

European private equity firm Permira has raised $750 million by selling around half of its stake in Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.

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