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The UK manufacturer of clothes and toiletries has been approached by its management and some members of the Dewhirst family.
There are reports that a management buyout backed by UBS Capital is on the cards.
Officials are set to question Rolls-Royce about its restructuring plans amid speculation that it will mean 2000 job losses by 2003.
The company sees potential in the European technology, internet and telecom sectors.
The VC firm sees high growth potential for PFE's flat panel screen developments.
Barclays Private Equity has closed its second deal in a week with the management buy-out of UK-based delivery company Nightfreight.
Internet software specialist Tuxia was set up in 2000 and focuses on internet software applications.
The capital will be used to fund clinical trials of SkyePharma’s new drug. So long as the drug succeeds in these trials and is passed by regulators, the private equity company will take a share of future sales.
Kirch is working on an improved takeover offer for the media group. The consortium including private equity funds Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and Hellman & Friedman also remains in contention.
Research by Capital DATA for The Wall Street Journal Europe puts the investment bank in first place in terms of value of stock brought to market but ranks it tenth in terms of stock performance.

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