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28 February 2011

Pantheon expands business development team with Quadrangle, BMP hires

London-headquartered private equity fund of funds investor Pantheon has expanded its team with three additions to its business development and client services teams in Europe and North America.

28 February 2011

JP Morgan seeks minority Twitter stake

US banking giant JP Morgan is looking to acquire a minority stake in microblogging site Twitter through its new technology growth fund, according to reports.

28 February 2011

Bridges Ventures enlists Simply Switch CEO as investment director

UK sustainable venture capital investor Bridges Ventures has appointed the CEO of one of its first portfolio companies to the role of investment director.

28 February 2011

AXA Private Equity taps into oil storage company CLH Group

French firm AXA Private Equity has acquired a ten per cent stake in Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos (CLH), a Spanish oil storage and transportation specialist, in a deal valuing the company at €3.6bn.

28 February 2011

Barclays PE sells Siteco to Siemens subsidiary

The private equity arm of UK banking group Barclays has sold lighting equipment manufacturer Siteco Group to Osram, a subsidiary of German engineering giant Siemens.

28 February 2011

KKR prepares to re-list MMI Holdings in Singapore

US private equity firm KKR is preparing to take Singapore engineering company MMI Holdings public in a listing that could raise up to SGD1bn ($786m), according to Reuters.

28 February 2011

Phononic raises $10m in Series B funding

Phononic Devices, a North Carolina-based start-up that is developing thermoelectric equipment, has raised $10m from venture investors in Series B funding.

28 February 2011

Montefiore’s Eric Bismuth on the French private equity marketp

Eric Bismuth, CEO of French service-focused private equity firm Montefiore Investment, sat down with AltAssets to discuss the state of the French private equity market, the hazards of a uniform fund manager background, post-crisis de-averaging of performance, the choice expansion destinations for French companies.

25 February 2011

Onex posts $3m fourth quarter loss, pays dividend

Toronto-based private equity firm Onex is to pay a CAN0.0275 dividend payment to its shareholders, in spite of fourth quarter loss of CAN3m ($3.05m)and a CAN51m ($51.9m) loss for 2010, according to standard accounting metrics.

25 February 2011

Intel Capital bites into Digital Chocolate funding round

Corporate venture firm Intel Capital has led a $12m funding round for Digital Chocolate, a developer of games on social networks such as Facebook.

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