Private Equity

UK's CDC Group intends to ramp up investments in India despite difficulties

The CDC Group, the development finance institution of the UK government, will be pouring more investments in India despite the sluggish economy, delayed reforms and a competitive private equity market.

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Former US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner joins Warburg Pincus

Former US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be joining global private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC in March. Geithner became notable for his role during the US financial crisis.

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Peugeot looking into Faurecia sale

French car maker Peugeot is looking into a possible sale of top vehicle interiors and emission control technology company Faurecia. Peugeot exiting Faurecia might be necessary to secure another government bailout.

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Infrastructure provides opportunities for private equity, hedge funds- report

A CNBC report said the infrastructure industry, including power plants, ports and pipes, has given private equity companies and hedge fund firms opportunities for investment.

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Clean-technology company Therma Flite obtains USD7.5 million funding

Clean-technology company Therma-Flite recently closed a major funding round with Canadian private equity and venture capital firm XPV Capital. Therma-Flite said it raised USD7.5 million in financing.

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Private Equity Partners exits Link stake for AUD200 million

Australian investment firm Private Equity Partners had put up for sale 25% of its stake in Link Administration Holdings for AUD200 million. The holding company was acquired by PEP for AUD132 million.

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Private equity firm NewSpring Holdings acquires Wealthcare Capital Management

Virginia-based wealth management technology company Wealthcare Capital Management said today that it will be acquired by private equity investment firm NewSprings Holdings LLC. Financial terms, however, remain undisclosed.

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Google, KKR invests USD400 million in solar plant project

Search engine giant Google and private equity company KKR & Co. will be financing a solar power plant project for USD400 million. Six solar power plants were being built by Recurrent Energy LLC in California and Arizona.

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New research finds private equity funds barely worth it

In a recent study, the National Bureau of Economic Research said that combined costs associated with private equity fund investments are significantly huge. This essentially makes PE investments not so great in the long haul.

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Majid Al Futtaim to buy Spinneys supermarket chain

Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC announced that it will be acquiring a Jourdan branch of the Middle East supermarket chain Spinneys. This year, the company also acquired a minority stake in Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets LLC.

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Western Refining aiming at majority stake in Northern Tier

Fortune 500 Western Refining Inc. was negotiating a purchase of a majority stake in Northern Tier Energy LP for USD775 million to capitalize on the rising oil production in the US.

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Saputo's AUD449 million bid permitted by WCB board and Australian government

Canadian company Saputo Inc's AUD449 million offer for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Holdings Ltd. has been recommended by the WCB board and subsequently approved by the Australian government.

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Investec study provides valuable insight to European PE market

The 2013 Investec Private Equity study takes the observations of fifteen senior private equity executives and their views on the future of the market.

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Private equity groups eye purchase of theater group Ambassador- report

The Telegraph reported that several private equity groups were invited to bid for a controlling stake of Ambassador.

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Latest Bain Capital fund raises USD2.3 billion

Bain Capital Fund XI, with a projected USD6 billion, is now worth USD2.3 billion.

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