The Carlyle Group is to dispose of its remaining 10.3% stake in Qinetiq, the former Ministry of Defence laboratories. Qinetiq was floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of £1.4bn in January 2006 at which point Carlyle reduced its stake earning £194m. The completion of a full exit is expected to see the investor bag more than £330m in total from the asset.
Second vehicle will be larger than its predecessor, which closed on €843m in March 2010
Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures (DvH Ventures) has announced the launch of its first Digital Health fund, which has held a first close on €60m.
Sale ends a three-year holding period for Astorg, which acquired a 75% stake in the company from Xenon PE
Acquisition of Germany-based x-ray equipment and software was backed by senior debt from ApoBank