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Archive for November, 2011

30 November 2011

TSG closes 6th consumer buy-out fund on $1.3bn

news_dollar_icon_lrg US–based TSG Consumer Partners has closed its sixth fund, TSG6, on $1.3bn.

30 November 2011

Brown to head acquisition finance at Lloyds Bank

lloyds_ian_brown_170 Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Acquisition Finance, a provider of leveraged debt to support private equity-backed transactions, has promoted former head of European origination, Ian Brown, to lead the division.

30 November 2011

CEE-focused 3TS Capital in deal for Turkish dating site eÇift

kiss_170sq CEE growth investor 3TS Capital Partners has made an investment into Elit Teknoloji, the owner of Turkish language dating platform eÇift, by acquiring a minority stake in the business through a capital increase.

30 November 2011

Media-focused venture activity set for ramp-up

news_touchmedia.lrg_ Media and entertainment-focused venture capital is set to gain ground over the next five years, with industry revenue is expected to jump 8.5 per cent per year to $1.4bn by 2016, new research has found.

30 November 2011

Investors pump a further $30m into surgical device company Circulite

Healthcare company CircuLite, which develops the world’s smallest surgically implanted blood pump, has raised $30m for its Series D financing round. The round was led by new investor MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings and Forbion Capital Partners, founding venture investor of CircuLite and the largest investor in the company.

30 November 2011

Europe’s private equity industry greets EU financing programmesp

Europe’s private equity industry body EVCA has welcomed the announcement from the European Commission outlining financing facilities for innovation and SMEs under the Horizon 2020 programme and the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME).

30 November 2011

Energy investor HitecVision hits $1.5bn hard cap in under four months

oil-refinery6_sq Oil and gas-focused private equity firm HitecVision has completed fundraising for its HitecVision VI fund, reaching its hard cap of $1.5bn, and exceeding the $1.25bn target.

30 November 2011

San Francisco’s Gryphon Investors backs Trinity Consultants MBO

San Francisco-based mid-market firm Gryphon Investors has completed the acquisition of air quality compliance business Trinity Consultants, partnering with management and employees in the deal.

30 November 2011

StepStone Group acquires $2bn fund of funds Parish Capital

Private equity group StepStone will acquire the funds management business of Parish Capital Advisors, a private equity investment manager with $2bn in assets under management.

30 November 2011

SHUAA Capital to make job cuts following quarterly losses

Dubai-headquartered financial house SHUAA Capital has started the phased redundancy programme as outlined in its recent third quarter results.

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