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31 July 2012

UK restaurant chain Pho receives £5.2m ISIS Equity investment

Pho-Noodles-Vietnamese ISIS Equity Partners has invested £5.2m in Vietnamese street food restaurant chain Pho through funds from the Baronsmead VCTs.

31 July 2012

US venture firm Crosslink Capital adds Jack Coan as marketing, IR head

US venture capital and growth equity firm Crosslink Capital has hired Jack Coan as general partner and head of marketing and client relations based in the firm's San Francisco headquarters.

31 July 2012

NEA kicks off $2.6bn fund with Mersana Therapeutics deal

virus2_sq Venture investor New Enterprise Associates has helped close a $27m financing round for biopharmaceutical company Mersana Therapeutics.

31 July 2012

General Atlantic stumps up lion’s share of $125m Box financing round

Global growth investor General Atlantic has invested $100m in online file-sharing website Box as part of a $125m financing round.

31 July 2012

Water Street Healthcare Partners clinches $750m for Fund III

Water Street Healthcare Partners has closed its third private equity fund, Water Street Healthcare Partners III, on its hard cap of $750m.

31 July 2012

Warburg inks second China deal with Kidswant investment

Warburg Pincus has made its second Chinese investment in a week by parting with $55m for a stake in maternity, infant and childrenswear retailer Kidswant.

31 July 2012

Israel’s Fortissimo Capital backs New Zealand radio comms company 4RF

radio_lrg 4RF, a New Zealand-based developer of radio communications equipment for infrastructure applications, has secured an investment from Israeli private equity fund Fortissimo Capital.

31 July 2012

GIP trounces Goldman to raise one of world’s largest infra fundsp

Global Infrastructure Partners has raised one of the world’s largest infrastructure funds by collecting more than $7.5bn in commitments from LPs.

31 July 2012

EnCap Flatrock Midstream smashes target with $1.75bn energy fund

EnCap Flatrock Midstream has completed the final closing of its second oil & gas-focused private equity fund on $1.75bn.

31 July 2012

Ex-GE Energy boss John Krenicki hired by Clayton Dubilier & Rice

John Krenicki Clayton Dubilier & Rice - AltAssets Private Equity News John Krenicki has taken less than two weeks to find a new job with a private equity firm after leaving General Electric amid the breakup of its energy business.

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