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31 August 2011

Chile toasts first wine private equity fund

A Santiago-based wine management and media company is launching the first wine private equity fund in Chile.

31 August 2011

Tenaya Capital leads $10m round for India’s SMS GupShup

India’s largest social network has received $10m in Series E funding, led by San Francisco venture firm Tenaya Capital.

31 August 2011

Amgen Ventures joins $30m round for Ardelyx

Biotech-focused growth firm Amgen Ventures has joined existing investors in a $30m funding round for Ardelyx, a pharmaceutical company based in California.

31 August 2011

F&C strengthens private equity funds team with Hastie hire

F&C Investments, the London-listed asset management group, has hired Stuart Hastie as an associate director with responsibility for business development in its Edinburgh-headquartered private equity funds team.

31 August 2011

OrbiMed Advisors closes $600m healthcare fund

Healthcare-focused investment management firm OrbiMed Advisors has closed its latest fund on $600m.

31 August 2011

Revolution behind CapXG buy-out

LA-based private equity firm Revolution Capital Group has made a majority investment in the Capital Exchange (CapXG), an interactive, web-based, networking site which serves the financial industry.

31 August 2011

Former Nokia executive launches venture firm

Former Nokia executive vice president Tero Ojanperä has resigned from the Finnish telecom giant to work as a managing partner for Vision+, a venture capital firm focused on financing innovative applications and games for the telecoms industry.

31 August 2011

Mongolia’s first private equity fund to launch in October

Mongolia Opportunities Partners has announced plans to launch the country’s first private equity fund in October this year, according to news reports.

31 August 2011

Italy’s DEA Capital reports increase in profit

Milan-based private equity firm DEA Capital closed the first half the year with a group net profit of €9.3m, a steep increase from the €1.5m reported for the first half of last year. The firm generated a comprehensive income of €38.5m, compared to €8.2m last year.

31 August 2011

Nexxus Capital tries Moda on for size

Nexxus Capital has taken a 49.79 per cent stake in Mexican shoe retailer Moda Holding, which operates 77 stores in under the Dorothy Gaynor, No Pienses Igual and Varanni brands.

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