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30 March 2012

Redmile, Claremont aid $11.8m funding round for Genalyte

Redmile Group and Claremont Creek have joined existing investors in an $11.8m financing round for life sciences company Genalyte.

30 March 2012

DB Masdar, BASF Venture lead $26.7m Series B for FRX Polymers

flame_lrg DB Masdar Fund and BASF Venture Capital have led a $26.7m financing round for environmentally-friendly flame-retardent plastic producer FRX Polymers.

30 March 2012

Sarona agrees $1.5m of investments in Brazil and Haiti

Frontier and emerging markets investor Sarona Asset Management has announced $1.5m of investments in Brazil and Haiti.

30 March 2012

Symphony Technology Group closes $870m fund

US software-focused private equity firm Symphony Technology Group has hit the target for its fourth fund, which sealed commitments of $870m.

30 March 2012

Stone Point Capital could sell stake in Cunningham Lindsey

news_forsale_lrg Private equity-backed insurance claims management company Cunningham Lindsey is up for sale for up to $1bn, it is understood.

30 March 2012

Zynga stockholders offering $591m share sale to avoid price drop

news_zynga_lrg A private equity stockholder of Farmville creator Zynga is among a group offering about $591m of shares in the online game company just three months after its IPO.

30 March 2012

EQT Partners nears exit for Leybold Optics

Nordic private equity firm EQT Partners is said to be nearing the sale of Leybold Optics to a strategic buyer after acquiring the German vacuum technology business more than a decade ago, Reuters reported on Friday.

30 March 2012

US Government agrees $250m Indian renewable energy financing

The US Government’s development finance institution, OPIC, has agreed a $250m deal to help India’s top infrastructure lender provide more funds to renewable energy.

30 March 2012

Cognetas hires DC Advisory for Gienanth exit

welding-industrial_sq Cognetas has hired DC Advisory to run the sale of German heavy machinery producer Gienanth, as part of the reported wind down of the European private equity firm’s operations in the UK and Germany, Reuters reported on Friday.

30 March 2012

Equity International follows failed Gafisa takeover with Grupo Thá buyp

Emerging and frontier market investors Equity International (EI) has taken a stake in Brazilian homebuilder Grupo Thá.

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