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29 June 2012

Flagship Ventures hires sustainable business specialist Greg Horn as a venture partner

flagship_horn_170sq Flagship Ventures, a venture capital focused on healthcare and sustainability, has added former GNC CEO Greg Horn as a venture partner.

29 June 2012

New York-based Corinthian Capital acquires oil & gas consulting firm Hamilton Group

New York-based private equity firm Corinthian Capital Group has acquired Hamilton Group, a technology-enabled consulting and engineering firm serving the international oil and gas industry.

29 June 2012

EQT prepares third Greater China fundp

EQT has begun pre-marketing its third Greater China fund, a vehicle the Nordic private equity major will use to invest in anti-cyclical businesses in the world’s second largest economy, a source familiar with the matter told AltAssets.

29 June 2012

Median buyout fund transaction fee rebates hit 100%p

Most buyout funds raised this year or last year, or those still raising capital, will rebate all transaction fees earned from portfolio companies back to the investors in their funds, according to new research.

29 June 2012

Standard Chartered PE buys $23m stake in Karaikal Port

port-sunset_sq The private equity arm of Standard Chartered has bought a minority stake in Karaikal Port, a newly developed shipping gateway on the East Coast of India that is being developed by Indian infrastructure company Marg.

29 June 2012

Pacific Equity Partners buys Peters Ice Cream from Nestle

Sydney-based buyout firm Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has agreed to buy Nestle Australia’s Peters Ice Cream business for an undisclosed sum.

29 June 2012

Little-known buyout firm tables $1.7bn bid for David Jones

The source of an anonymous A$1.65bn ($1.69bn) unsolicited takeover approach for upmarket ASX-listed department store chain David Jones has been revealed as EB Private Equity, a little-known Luxembourg and UK real estate investor.

29 June 2012

Summit Partners picks up stake in German trading platform 360T from Brockhaus

stocks2_lrg Growth equity firm Summit Partners has a acquired a majority stake in German multi-asset trading platform 360T Group from shareholders including private equity firm Brockhaus Private Equity and company management.

29 June 2012

Agreement reached on European venture capital funds regulationp

The European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has welcomed the agreement on the European Venture Capital Funds Regulation, which will help "venture capital funds to attract much-needed capital to the sector".

29 June 2012

Digital marketing company Rocket Fuel scores $50m round

rocket_170sq Digital marketing company Rocket Fuel has secured $50m in new financing. The round was led by existing investor Northgate Capital, and included new investors Summit Partners and Cross Creek Capital.

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