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27 October 2011

BGF partners with Scottish Venture Fund

Business Growth Fund (BGF), the £2.5bn vehicle established to target UK SMEs, has partnered with the Scottish Investment Bank’s (SIB) Scottish Venture Fund (SVF) to boost availability of equity funding for Scottish businesses.

27 October 2011

ECP backs African telecom provider IHS

Pan-African private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) has invested $32m in telecommunications infrastructure services provider IHS.

27 October 2011

BPE takes stake in chemical group CU Chemie

The private equity arm of UK banking giant Barclays has bought a majority stake in German fine chemical specialist CU Chemie Uetikon.

27 October 2011

GA picks up stake in Oak Hill Advisors

US-based private equity firm General Atlantic (GA) has bought a minority stake in Oak Hill Advisors, a $12.8bn investment management firm specialising in below investment grade corporate credit and distressed investments.

27 October 2011

TA buys CoSentry from McCarthy Capital

Global growth private equity firm TA Associates has acquired outsourced IT infrastructure services provider CoSentry in a secondary purchase from McCarthy Capital and WaittCorp Investments.

26 October 2011

NTEC, Intel lead NeuString investment

NTEC, the venture capital arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), has partnered with the investment unit of software giant Intel in a Series B financing round for mobile predictive data analytics company NeuString.

26 October 2011

PE firms may complete $350m Party City IPO

Global private equity firms Advent International, Berkshire Partners and Weston Presidio may proceed with a $350m initial public offering of Party City Holdings, the New York-based balloon and costume retailer.

26 October 2011

Electric vehicle producer Brammo inks $28m tranche

A consortium of investors have led a $28m Series B funding round for Brammo, a developer of electric vehicle technology and manufacturer of two-wheel electric vehicles (EVs).

26 October 2011

Alcuin sells Glide Technologies to NASDAQ OMX

UK private equity firm Alcuin Capital has agreed to exit its stake in Glide Technologies, the London-based software-as-a-service provider specialising in corporate communications and reputation management services, to NASDAQ OMX Group.

26 October 2011

Forbion joins investors in life sciences company Curetis

Dutch life sciences venture firm Forbion Capital Partners has joined the expanded Series A round for Curetis, leading an additional investment of €9.6m.

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