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21 July 2011

Rothschild travels to Beijing to raise $750m private equity fund

Chairman of RIT Capital Partners Lord Rothschild travelled to Beijing this week to work on a private equity fund to raise renminbi in China and invest overseas.

21 July 2011

Czech investor Credo Ventures leads Beepl financing round

Czech venture capital fund Credo Ventures has led an investment round to fund up-and-coming European technology company Beepl.

21 July 2011

EDRIP secures minority stake in Sun City

Minority investment specialist Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners (EDRIP) has secured a stake in French clothing company Sun City, for an undisclosed sum.

21 July 2011

H.I.G. Europe buys Haltermann from Dow Chemical

The European investment arm of H.I.G. Capital has acquired Haltermann Products from Dow Chemical , marking the private equity firm’s third new investment in Germany this year.

21 July 2011

Blackstone sees growth in second quarter

The Blackstone Group’s quarterly results showed growth across the board, with its economic net income (ENI) at $703.3m for the second quarter of 2011, an increase of $498m compared to the second quarter of 2010, and an increase of $135.2m compared to ENI for the first quarter of 2011.

21 July 2011

New Enterprise, Insight Venture lead $136m investment in Cvent

US venture capital firms New Enterprise Associates and Insight Venture Partners have led a $136m financing round for Cvent, the world’s largest software-as-service (SaaS) provider of event management solutions. Greenspring Associates also participated in the funding.

21 July 2011

Forbion, Genysys lead $7m round for Canada’s Glcare Pharma

Canadian pharmaceutical company Glcare Pharma has raised $7m in a financing round led by healthcare-focused investors Forbion Capital Partners and Genesys Capital.

20 July 2011

GTCR to sell ConvergEx to CVC for $1.9bn

Chicago-based GTCR has agreed to sell its portfolio company, ConvergEx Group, to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, for a reported $1.9bn.

20 July 2011

Imperial Innovations invests £4m in Stanmore Implants

UK technology investor Imperial Innovations has invested £4m in Stanmore Implants, the London-based designer and manufacturer of implants for orthopaedic reconstructions.

20 July 2011

3i hires Paul Su to head China operations

London-headquartered private equity firm 3i has hired former Credit Suisse managing director Paul Su as senior partner for its China-based operations.

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