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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.

21 July 2011

Frontline Strategy exits Indian healthcare BPO

Mauritius-based private equity investor Frontline Strategy has exited its stake in Indian healthcare outsourcer CBaySystems.

21 July 2011

Venture investors provide $58m for healthcare company Nevro

The venture capital arm of Johnson & Johnson has led a $58m venture financing round for the acquisition of Nevro Corp, the California-based healthcare company.

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.

20 July 2011

Accel Partners hires Philippe Botteri to join London team

Accel Partners has appointed Philippe Botteri to join the firm’s investment team in London.


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