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Zurich-based Emerald Technology Ventures has invested $7 million in cleantech start-up MWOE Solar.
UK turnaround specialist Rutland Partners has bought Attends Healthcare from 3i for €93.5 million.
The private equity business of Aberdeen Asset Managers has doubled its money on the exit of shipping business RMS Europe Group.
Belgian bank Dexia has held a second close of its southern European infrastructure fund on €120 million.
The UK mid-market firm has made the second investment from its second fund – which it has closed on £180 million.
The global buyout firm has raised $1.3 billion for the biggest Latin America-focused private equity fund ever. Advent’s Latin America CEO told PrivateEquityOnline that investments in the service sector will be the fund’s sweet spot.
The turnaround specialist has raised £322 million for its second fund – with a £10 million commitment from its fund of funds vehicle.
Waterland Private Equity Investments and Prime Technology Ventures have sold GlobalCollect, an e-payment service provider, to General Atlantic for an undisclosed amount.
European buyout firm Permira has sold Takko, a German fashion discount chain, to Advent International for €770 million. The deal comes as Permira looks to sell another retail asset – UK high street chain New Look.
The Carlyle Group is preparing a $22 billion takeover bid for UK cable TV and mobile phone business Virgin Media, as it looks to replicate the success of its previous European investments in the sector.

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