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27 July 2011

3i continues strategy of divesting minority investments

3i has sold its stake in UK carpet-maker Greenwood & Coope (Cormar Carpets) who bought out the firm’s long-term minority investment.

27 July 2011

JC Flowers, TStone in bid for South Koreas Woori

Financial servies investment group JC Flowers is in discussion with South Korean mid-market buy-out firm TStone over taking a joint stake in Seoul-based Woori Finance Holdings, Korea’s largest bank, according to news reports.

27 July 2011

Bain, Carlyle, THL capitalise on Dunkin’ IPO

Private equity-backed Dunkin’ Brands has priced its IPO at $19 a share, giving the company a market value of $2.4bn, according to news reports.

27 July 2011

Emergence Capital targets $200m for latest venture fund

Early and growth stage-focused technology venture capital firm Emergence Capital Partners is in the market to raise its third fund, according to a regulatory filing.

27 July 2011

Sentica sells property management company Corbel to Valedo

Finnish private equity firm Sentica Partners has sold property management services company Corbel to Valedo Partners, the Swedish buy-out firm.

27 July 2011

GE Capital forms strategic co-investment partnership with Mitsui

Private equity group GE Capital has formed a new strategic relationship with Tokyo-based industrial group Mitsui & Co.

27 July 2011

Novartis leads investment in Atlas Genetics

European investor Novartis Venture Funds has led a £16.9m Series B financing round for British diagnostic company Atlas Genetics.

26 July 2011

Venture investors line up for Crealytics

Venture capital firms including early-stage investor Bayern Kapital have invested in Crealytics, the German search marketing solutions specialist.

26 July 2011

US venture investments rise 19% to $7.5bn in 966 dealsp

US venture capitalists invested $7.5bn in 966 deals in the second quarter of 2011. Quarterly venture capital investment activity increased 19 percent in terms of both dollars and the number of deals compared to the first quarter of 2011 when $6.3bn was invested in 814 deals.

26 July 2011

Huntsman Gay exits Grand Isle Shipyard

Massachusetts, US-based private equity firm Huntsman Gay Global Capital has sold offshore oilfield maintenance company Grand Isle Shipyard to Nana Development Corporation.

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