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Archive for January, 2012

31 January 2012

Greylock Partners leads $40m round for TrialPay

Transactional advertising platform TrialPay has raised more than $40m in its latest round of venture capital funding.

31 January 2012

The Riverside Company invests in YourMembership.com

US mid-market private equity firm The Riverside Company has bought YourMembership.com, a software company that develops web-based membership management software for member-based businesses.

31 January 2012

3i Infrastucture paves the way for third Indian road deal

news_3i_lrg The Indian infrastructure arm of London-based private equity firm 3i is set to pick up a minority stake in SIBHPL, a portfolio of road BOT companies owned by Supreme Infrastructure India (SIIL), in a deal worth $61m.

31 January 2012

OMERS Ventures backs Canadian accelerator programme

canada_lrg Canadian venture capital firms including OMERS Ventures have committed $7m to the launch of a new start-up accelerator programme to foster new start-up companies in the country.

31 January 2012

Former JC Flowers boss charged with fraud

courthouse_lrg The Financial Services Authority has imposed a record fine on former JC Flowers UK CEO Ravi Sinha for fraudulently obtaining money from the firm through a fictitious invoicing scheme.

31 January 2012

Avista Capital Partners seals second exit of the year

doctors-operate_sq Avista Capital Partners has sold Navilyst Medical to listed medical device maker AngioDynamics, in a deal valued at $372m.

31 January 2012

ICV nets 3x return from Entertainment Cruises exit

US lower mid-market private equity firm ICV Partners has sold Entertainment Cruises, the largest dining cruise operator in the US.

31 January 2012

Aureos invests in Indian paper packaging company Sai

carton-egg2_sq Emerging markets investor Aureos Capital has invested $7m in Sai Security Printers, a paper packaging company based in Faridabad and Bangalore, India.

31 January 2012

New funds, new diligencep

The Volcker Rule, set to come into effect in July, is already having an impact as banks divest themselves of their private equity interests, writes Jeremy Hocter

31 January 2012

Outperforming legacy assets holding up private equity commitmentsp

Even after the financial problems of recent years, private equity and alternative investments continue to grow among institutional investors, according to Joncarlo Mark, former senior portfolio manager in CalPERS’ Alternative Investment Management programme.

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