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30 November 2012

Alto Partners picks up Monviso from PM & Partners

Monviso Italian mid market buyout firm Alto Partners has made a 2x return on its investment in bread substitute maker Monviso by selling to PM & Partners Private Equity.

30 November 2012

XSML invests in coffee roasting business Café Gbako

coffee-beans_­sq Dutch emerging markets fund manager XSML has invested in Central African Republic-based coffee roasting facility Café Gbako.

30 November 2012

North West Fund, Rosebud invest in Isis Forensics

isis-forensics_sq Two funds managed by Manchester-based Enterprise Ventures have made a joint investment in Isis Forensics, a university spin-out that uses language analysis tools to detect adults masquerading as children and grooming victims in internet chatrooms.

30 November 2012

Mason Wells buys imitation cheese maker Whitehall Specialties

whitehall_sq Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based buyout house Mason Wells and co-investors have bought Whitehall Specialties, a maker of “imitation” cheese products.

30 November 2012

Apax MD ‘defrauded investors’ through €1.2bn Hellas debt payback, lawsuit claims

Giancarlo Aliberti Apax Partners - AltAssets Private Equity News Apax Partners managing director Giancarlo Aliberti has been accused of defrauding investors who bought €1.5bn ($1.3bn) of shares in Hellas Telecommunications in two lawsuits filed today.

30 November 2012

OrbiMed leads $37.3m Series B round for CardiAQ Valve Technologies

news_redcross_lrg Healthcare-focused venture capital firm OrbiMed has led a $37.3m Series B equity financing round for CardiAQ Valve Technologies, a medical device company developing technologies for percutaneous mitral heart valve replacement.

30 November 2012

Rising risk appetite boosts listed private equityp

While difficult funding situation in the eurozone presents obstacles to many private equity firms, it also creates opportunities for those that can find funding from other sources, according to a recent report.

30 November 2012

Oaktree-backed Fusheng Industrial buys ALMiG Kompressoren

taiwan_sq Fusheng Industrial, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of industrial air compressors backed by Oaktree Capital Management, has acquired German air compressor maker ALMiG Kompressoren GmbH.

30 November 2012

Ratos exits ‘bad investment’ Contex Group to Procuritas

Contex Group scanner - AltAssets Private Equity News Ratos plans to wind up portfolio company Contex Group after agreeing to sell its 2D scanner business to fellow private equity firm Procuritas for $41.5m.

30 November 2012

ff Venture Capital could more than triple AUM with $70m fundraisep

New York-based ff Venture Capital plans to more than triple its assets under management by targeting $70m for its latest fundraise.

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