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17 April 2014

Abraaj sweet enough on Moroccan chocolate maker Kool Food to buy business

news_barofchocolate_lrg Global emerging markets investment giant The Abraaj Group has bought Moroccan chocolate confectionary maker Kool Food.

17 April 2014

Warburg drives off buyout competitors to seal $1bn-plus Electronic Funds Source dealp

news_motorway_lrg US private equity firm Warburg Pincus has agreed to buy transportation services payments company Electronic Funds Source in a deal thought to be worth more than $1bn.

17 April 2014

Temasek values internet of things platform Jasper at $1bn with new investment

cloud Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek has backed cloud-based internet of things platform Jasper with $50m, valuing the company at about $1bn.

17 April 2014

Lumira Capital co-leads $20m round for medtech business Cardiac Dimensions

news_heartmonitor.lrg Lumira Capital has co-led a $20m financing round for heart condition treatment business Cardiac Dimensions.

17 April 2014

Bain Capital, Carlyle in bidding for $700m Standard Chartered Hong Kong finance unit

building_office_glass Global buyout giants Bain Capital and Carlyle are reportedly among the first round bidders for the Hong Kong consumer finance unit of Standard Chartered, which could be valued at up to $700m.

17 April 2014

Venture capital-backed Epirus raises $36m, merges with Nasdaq-listed Zalicus

biotech_lrg Boston-based startup Epirus Biopharmaceuticals has secured $36m in a Series B round led by Livzon Mabpharm and agreed to merge with Nasdaq-listed group Zalicus.

17 April 2014

Goldman Sachs nears $2.5bn exit for Michael Foods

Goldman Sachs is nearing an exit for egg and dairy company Michael Foods to Post Holdings in a $2.5bn deal

17 April 2014

The Currency Cloud raises $10m Series B

payment_lrg Payments technology startup The Currency Cloud has secured $10m in a Series B round backed by its existing investors.

17 April 2014

H.I.G. BioVentures leads $15m VC round for ForSight VISION5

ForSight VISION5 has closed a $15m Series C round led by H.I.G. BioVentures, alongside returning investors Morgenthaler Ventures, Versant Ventures, Technology Partners, and Delphi Ventures.

17 April 2014

Venture capital-backed dating website Zoosk eyes $100m IPO

heart_lrg Venture capital-backed online dating website Zoosk is looking to raise $100m via an IPO.

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