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CVC has acquired Dutch technology group Raet in a secondary buyout thought to be worth up to €400m.
Fundraising by firms targeting emerging markets is accelerating, says trade body EMPEA, which predicts the total will reach $40bn by year end, almost double the $23.5bn raised in the whole of 2010.
Resource Partners has bought Good Food from Polish private equity group Avallon, netting the Lódz-based firm a 4x multiple. The new owner has vowed to help the company expand across Europe.
Darwin Private Equity has acquired cloud-based computing company Attenda from M/C Partners, a private equity firm which specialises in communications, media and IT.
IK Investment Partners has booked a substantial return after selling Magotteaux, which refines mined materials into small pieces, for €550m after four years of reshaping the business.
UK newspaper group Daily Mail and General Trust has sold its US-based trade show management business to media specialist Providence Equity Partners.
The sale of personal care retailer Polbita by Strategic Value Partners, five years after the firm acquired its parent company, demonstrates that successful turnarounds are possible with a little patience.

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