Private Equity

Bullish middle market firms lure private equity- report

Middle market private equity firms that invest in small and middle-sized companies have a good reason to be bullish as growth is strong in the sector, CNBC reported.

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Seven Mile Capital Partners buys Tennessee-based Microporous

Seven Mile Capital Partners has purchased Microporous, formerly called Amerace, giving a new lease on life on the battery parts supplier headquartered in Northeast Tennessee, news website

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As IPO market recovers, more retailers set to list in London- report

With a recovery in the IPO market propelling private equity backers to exit their investments, lenders are readying to list more UK retailers on the London bourse, the Financial Times reported.

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Buyout firms set sights on Germany's commercial real estate- report

Private equity companies are among the rising number of investors looking to invest in the commercial real estate market in Germany where cash-strapped owners are forced to make deals, Bloomberg reported.

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Frontier markets competitive in providing 'long-term capital' - report

Private equity firm Leopard Capital is an opportunistic investor that prefers to invest in frontier markets in Asia where it can be competitive in giving long-term capital, co-founder Ken Stevens tells Forbes contributor Jon Springer in an interview.

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Warburg Pincus agrees to acquire UK-based asset management firm Source

Private equity giant Warburg Pincus LLC will be acquiring a majority stake in Source, an asset management firm based in London for an undisclosed amount, Bloomberg reported.

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Private equity- owned Dots to seek bankruptcy protection- report

Sources told The Wall Street Journal that private equity-owned discount retailer Dots LLC is readying itself to file for bankruptcy as the company struggles from the competition given by flash sites.

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Private equity-backed RSP Permian Inc raise $390M in IPO

RSP Permian Inc, a private equity-backed shale oil and gas exploration firm, was able to raise $390 million in its initial public offering after selling shares near the low end of its price range, Bloomberg reported.

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Tyco International Ltd narrows list of potential private equity acquirers for Caps Co- sources

Tyco International Ltd has shortlisted the list of private equity firms interested in acquiring the industrial conglomerate's South Korean unit, according to sources interviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

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Institutional investors pose renewed confidence in private equity- report

Institutional investors contributed $216.56 billion to US private equity funds last year, a sign of their renewed confidence in the asset class, a report from Private Equity Beat of The Wall Street Journal Blogs said.

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Alcatel-Lucent in talks to divest enterprise business- sources

Alcatel-Lucent is in talks with interested buyers, including Unify GmbH & Co. KG, for the sale of its enterprise business, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.

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KKR raises $2B for KKR Special Situations Fund

New York-based private equity firm KKR & Co was able to gather $2 billion for a fund called the KKR Special Situations Fund that will provide financing to distressed firms in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Z Capital Partners looks to set $750M hard cap for second fund- sources

Citing sources, a PEHUB report said private equity firm Z Capital Partners is eyeing a hard cap of $750 million for Fund II after exceeding its target.

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Grupo BTG Pactual says Brazil's 2014 presidential elections will curtail M&A activity

Sao Paulo-based investment bank and asset wealth manager Grupo BTG Pactual said Brazil's presidential elections scheduled in October 2014 will curtail the mergers and acquisitions activity this year, Bloomberg reported.

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Global private equity fundraising reaches $431B in 2013

The private equity industry worldwide was able to reach $431 billion in fundraising last year, an increase of 13% from the funds raised in 2012, a Preqin study revealed.

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