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25 August 2010

Amazon exec-founded cloud computing specialist Nimbula raises $15m funding

A cloud operating system company founded by former executives of online retail giant Amazon has secured $15m in series B funding. Accel Partners led the round with participation from Sequoia Capital, who led the company’s first round.

25 August 2010

HitecVision merges four oil and gas portfolio companies

European oil and gas private equity specialist HitecVision has merged four portfolio companies into a single entity.

25 August 2010

Mill Road Capital tucks in to Rubio’s restaurant chain

US private equity firm is to take Mexican food chain Rubio’s Restaurants private. The firm is to pay $8.70 per share, for a reported deal value of $91m.

25 August 2010

Riverside makes 68 per cent IRR on CLC exit

US mid-market investor the Riverside Company has achieved a strong payday on the sale of CLC, a Virginia-based manufacturer of window films.

24 August 2010

Venture-backed social networking company bought by China’s Tencent

A venture-backed Chinese social media company has been acquired by Tencent, China’s largest online game operator and instant messaging provider.

24 August 2010

PAI Partners considers splitting Yoplait in two for sale

French private equity firm PAI Partners is considering dividing yogurt maker into two companies as part of a potential sale of its 50 per cent stake in the business, according to Bloomberg.

24 August 2010

3i looking to sell baby bottle maker for over £200m

UK private equity firm 3i is looking to sell Mayborn, maker of the Tommee Tippee baby bottles, for over £200m (€244m), according to the Independent.

24 August 2010

Triton acquires majority Ovako stake

European private equity investor Triton has acquired a majority stake in Ovako, a Nordic steelmaker.

24 August 2010

Rutland Partners acquires UK tool hire business

UK turnaround specialist Rutland Partners has acquired Wolseley, a tool and equipment hire business, from parent company Brandon Hire for £43m (€52.4m).

24 August 2010

US private equity firm TPG launches second yuan fund

US private equity firm TPG has ramped up its China exposure with the launch of a second yuan-denominated fund in as many days, according to Reuters.

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