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Today First Read brings you the winners of the Buyouts deal of the year award, mobile messaging app Tango’s mega Series D round, Apax set to launch an Israel mid-market fund and Accel Partners raising some $1.5 bln in two new funds.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, study finds that good-looking male entrepreneurs have the best chance of getting venture funding, more people work for Alibaba than Yahoo and Facebook combined. Plus Flappy Bird is returning!

Reuters – Lazard, Messier Mandated to Sell Maisons du Monde

Investment banks Lazard and Messier Maris have been mandated to sell Maisons du Monde, a furniture store chain owned by private equity firms Apax and LBO France, writes Reuters. Lazard and Messier Maris, the boutique bank controlled by former Vivendi chief executive Jean-Marie Messier, were chosen last week to run the process, writes Reuters.

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This morning find out what private equity’s comeback plan is, if it indeed needs one, how much Boston biotech has raised in offerings and what the lowdown is on 3i’s restructuring plans.

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Dont’ forget to show your support of Hurricane Sandy’s victims by clicking on peHUB’s community group page – you can find the link in this morning’s First Read along with more on the Obama/Romney presidential race, LinkedIn on transforming biotech and pharma and find out which is America’s most expensive neighbourhood.

Apax Consortium to Acquire Garda

A consortium formed by a subsidiary of funds advised by Apax Partners and Stephan Cretier, founder, chairman and CEO of Garda World Security Corporation, a global security solutions and cash logistics business, is to acquire the company. The business is being sold for C$1.1 billion in cash, including assumed debt. PRESS RELEASE Garda World Security […]

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This morning’s First Read covers Dell Venture’s latest fundraising, a backlog of unsold deals that threaten to choke the industry and five start-ups to watch from 500 Startups demo day.

Reuters – Private Equity Firms Eye Direct Line

Two private equity consortia plan to bid for Direct Line, the insurer owned by Royal Bank of Scotland, writes Reuters. Interested parties include Blackstone Group and Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Apax and BC Partners. (Reuters) – Two private equity consortia plan to bid for Direct Line, the insurer owned by Royal Bank of […]

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Click on this morning’s First Read to find out everything you need to know about biotech this summer, Microsoft and NBC’s break-up and why Facebook has bought Spool.

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Apax’s Travelex Swings Back to Profit

British foreign exchange company Travelex swung back to a profit in 2011 with 377.6 million pounds ($603 million), up from a 2010 loss of 59.6 million. Travelex is majority-owned by private equity firm Apax. Reuters – British foreign exchange company Travelex, whose bureaux de change are prevalent in many of the world’s leading airports, swung […]

Apax Considers Injecting $78M into Marken

Apax Partners is considering injecting 50 million pounds ($78 million) into British medical courier Marken to avoid losing control of the company after it breached loan covenants, Reuters wrote Thursday. This week Marken told lenders, including Lloyds Banking Group, that it had breached its leverage covenant at the end of December, Reuters wrote. Marken’s earnings […]

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