The UK government is on course to recoup more than $100 million by exiting its stake in Actis. The private equity firm’s management will buy the government’s 40% holding for GBP8 million ($13 million) in cash and also hand over a portion of the carried interest from three funds. It is estimated this could generate at least $100 million over several years.
Andrew Mitchell, the international development secretary, said the agreement represented a much better deal for British taxpayers. "While Actis has generated significant profits, the previous shareholding...
AMC Entertainment, the US theatre chain controlled by China’s Dalian Wanda Group, will acquire Stockholm-based Nordic Cinema Group from PE firm Bridgepoint and Swidesh media group Bonnier Holding for SEK8.25 billion ($929 million).
GreenSync, an Australian company that has developed smart software for use in electricity grids, has raised A$11.5 million ($8.7 million) in Series B funding from Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Southern Cross Venture Partners.
CapitalG, the investment arm of Google parent company Alphabet, formerly known as Google Capital, has led a $15 million Series B round for Indian math learning start-up Cuemath.
Local Measure, an Australian analytics technology provider servicing the tourism industry, has raised $3.4 million for an expansion effort that will include opening new offices in Los Angeles and Dubai.