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The Danish telecom’s bond issue will help finance a €2.031bn bridge facility following the private equity-backed €10bn buyout of the Danish telecom last November.
The US and UK alternative asset management firm has raised over €1bn for its second mezzanine fund focusing on transactions in Europe.
European mid-market investor Barclays Private Equity has made an almost 3x multiple on the sale of UK debt business Cabot to Nikko Principal Investments.
Vittorio Pignatti Morano, Lehman’s former co-head of European M&A, has been appointed to head up the global investment bank’s European private equity activities.
The two private equity firms have sold Belgium’s Hansen Transmissions to Suzlon Energy for €465m.
American Capital may have launched its European affiliate, European Capital, on the back of its one-stop buyout shop approach, but the firm aspires to be more than a one-trick pony. By Robert Venes.
Highly-leveraged buyouts drove up European mezzanine volume in 2005, but default rates have also increased, according to Fitch Ratings.
European buyout firm Permira has announced the promotion of three partners and the retirement of two others.
The Paris office of the global private equity firm has carried out the second recapitalisation of Parkeon Group.
The Sydney-based private equity firm has made a second bid to take control of Wattyl.

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