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14 July 2011

JLL gains healthy exit with PharmaNet

New York-based private equity firm JLL Partners has closed the sale of PharmaNet Development Group to Thomas H. Lee Partners affiliate, Ventiv Health.

14 July 2011

HarbourVest unveils increased offer for Absolute Private Equity

Private equity group HarbourVest Partners has announced an increased offer price in the public tender offer for Absolute Private Equity, an investment company located in Zug, Switzerland and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

14 July 2011

Mid-market-focused Ridgemont takes piece of Aurora Parts

Mid-market buyout firm Ridgemont Equity Partners has made a majority equity investment in Aurora Parts & Accessories, a distributor of aftermarket and replacement semi-trailer parts.

14 July 2011

Serent Capital invests in C2 Education

San Francisco-based private equity firm Serent Capital has invested an undisclosed amount in K-12 private tutoring company C2 Educational Systems.

14 July 2011

American Securities closes $753m distressed fund

American Securities Opportunities Fund has closed its second fund with more than $753m of committed capital.

14 July 2011

Riverside heads back to Germany with software company Transporeon

Lower mid-market private equity investor The Riverside Company has invested in German software company Transporeon.

14 July 2011

Bio start-up Verastem gains $32m in venture backing

US biopharma-ceutical company Verastem has raised $32m through a Series B financing round.

14 July 2011

App developer Evernote closes $50m venture round

US app provider Evernote has raised $50m in its most recent financing round led by Sequoia Capital.

14 July 2011

Venture firm DBL Investors expands team following fund close

Venture capital firm DBL Investors has expanded its team with the appointment of Lisa Hagerman as director of double bottom line programmes and two associates to its investment team.

14 July 2011

Magenta exits Tag investment with sale to Williams Lea

UK mid-market investor Magenta Partners has sold portfolio company Tag to marketing group Williams Lea.

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