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2 August 2011

Balderton indulges in luxury homeware retailer Achica

London-based venture capital firm Balderton Capital has acquired a stake in Achica, the online luxury homeware store, according to the Daily Telegraph.

2 August 2011

T-Venture invests in Dutch enterprise mobility company Veli-Q

T-Venture, the investment arm of T-Mobile co-owner Deutsche Telekom, has invested approximately €2m in Veli-Q, the Netherlands-based smartphone and PDA manager.

2 August 2011

Permira appoints Max Biagosch as head of financing

London-based buy-out house Permira has appointed Max Biagosch as head of the financing group.

2 August 2011

Sycamore Partners takes on US retailer Talbots

New York-based consumer and retail investment specialist Sycamore Partners has acquired a 9.9 per cent stake in Talbots, the US women’s clothing retailer, making the firm the second largest shareholder.

2 August 2011

Riverside takes a shine to Sunless

Global mid-market investor The Riverside Company has acquired Sunless, the US indoor tanning specialist.

2 August 2011

DST leads $50m round for internet healthcare start-up ZocDoc

London-based venture firm DST Global has led a $50m Series C financing round for ZocDoc, a service which allows patients to book doctors’ appointments online.

2 August 2011

US Bain Capital to acquire Keystone Automotive Operations from Advent International

US buy-out group Bain Capital has agreed to acquireauto parts supplier Keystone Automotive Operations from private equity firms and investors including Advent International.

2 August 2011

Blackstone set to acquire $200m of prime Indian real estate

Global private equity firm Blackstone is to acquire a 37 per cent stake in Manyata Promoters, which operates and manages one of the largest business parks in Bangalore, according to news reports.

2 August 2011

Carlyle acquires stake in China’s home appliance giant Haier

Global private equity firm Carlyle has agreed to invest $137m in Chinese home appliance giant Haier Electronics Group (HEG).

2 August 2011

LLR invests $24m in online education company VectorLearning

US private equity firm LLR Partners has invested $24m in VectorLearning, an online education platform for professionals.

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