Private Equity

Silverado Power merges with independent power producer Sustainable Power Group

The merger between Silverado Power and Sustainable Power Group or sPower, an independent power producer majority owned by private investment firm Fir Tree Partners, has finally been completed, with the newly-created firm to be called sPower.

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Brazil faces 70 percent fall in fundraising from investors over two year period

Because of its worsening economic climate, private equity and venture capital investors have reduced fundraising for Brazil by more than 70% in the past two years, the Financial Times reported.

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Fosun International likely to acquire Forbes Media for less than $250M

China-based Fosun International Ltd is the most likely acquirer of Forbes Media Llc but will be paying less than $250 million for the money management magazine, according to sources interviewed by The Deal Pipeline.

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Silver Lake in exclusive talks to divest Serena Software Inc to private equity firm- sources

Silver Lake is already in advanced talks with private equity firm HGGC LLC to exit information technology management firm Serena Software Inc, according to four sources interviewed by Reuters.

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South Africa's IDS Fund Services chooses eFront to improve private equity operations

To streamline its private equity and real estate fund operations, South Africa-based IDS Fund Services has selected the technology solutions offered by eFront, a statement said.

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KKR & Co liquidates two funds focused on individual investors

Private equity giant KKR will be withdrawing two funds targeted for individual investors, a move that is seen as a blow to its efforts to grow its product offerings beyond institutional investors, Reuters reported.

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Hedge funds compel companies to pay more in takeover deals

The number of campaigns waged by activist investors to compel companies to pay more expensive prices for takeover targets has increased, the Financial Times reported.

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Volcker Rule forces executives of bank-backed private equity firm to travel in search for deals

As banks shed off their private equity units to comply with the Volcker Rule, the executives of these newly-independent firms will find themselves doing more travel in their search for new investors, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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California-based Jaguar Animal Health secures $2M from BVCF for initial close of Series A round

Jaguar Animal Health Inc, a company that focuses on making veterinary products, received $2 million from BioVeda China Fund, a private equity firm based in China.

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MPC Synergy Real Estate to exit investments in India-based Akme Projects- sources

MPC Synergy Real Estate, a private equity firm that formed a joint venture with Akme Projects, will be exiting its investments in the India- based firm, according to sources interviewed by The Economic Times.

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India-based HCL group invests in Bharat Family Clinic to bet on preventive healthcare market- report

India-based technology firm HCL has entered into the healthcare segment with an equity position in Bharat Family Clinic, causing a buzz in the sector, the Business Standard reported.

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Vector Capital acquires and makes growth equity investment in CollabNet Inc

Private equity firm Vector Capital has acquired and made a growth equity investment in cloud-based application lifecycle management solutions provider CollabNet Inc. Financial terms of both deals were not provided.

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Private equity group 3i completes $48M of exits in last quarter of 2013

Private equity group 3i said it was able to close exits worth £29 million or $48 million in the final quarter of last year, bringing its overall proceeds for the year to £557 million, Reuters reported.

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Olympus Partners and Goldman Sachs purchase event technology and audiovisual firm PSAV for undisclosed amount

Leading event technology and audiovisual firm PSAV has been acquired by private equity firms Olympus Partners and Goldman Sachs. Financial details of the deal were not provided.

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Emerging market private equity investors still drawn to China- FT

China will continue to attract private equity investors of emerging markets, according to Paul Fletcher of Actis and Sev Vettivetpillai of Abraaj in their talk with Peter Vanham of Financial Times blog beyondbrics.

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