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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.

21 July 2011

Blackstone lines up Jack Wolfskin in €700m deal

US buy-out firm Blackstone has agreed to acquire outdoor clothing company Jack Wolfskin in a bid to transform the company into an international brand.

21 July 2011

Berkshire Partners closes $4.5bn mid-market fund

Boston-based investment firm Berkshire Partners has closed its eighth private equity investment fund, Berkshire Fund VIII, on $4.5bn.

20 July 2011

Mid-market firm Rock Hill Capital holds first close for $150m fund

US lower mid-market firm Rock Hill Capital has held a first closing on its $150m Rock Hill Capital II fund.

20 July 2011

LDC invests in water cooler provider Angel Springs

LDC has made a significant investment in Angel Springs, the UK’s largest independent water cooler service provider, the firm has announced.

20 July 2011

BC Partners reaches €5.5bn for latest fund, reports

UK-headquartered private equity firm BC Partners has held an interim close on its latest fund on €5.5bn, according to news reports.

20 July 2011

Advent banks 7.7 times return on $240m Zong sale

Online auction giant eBay is to acquire Zong, a mobile payments platform backed by London firm Advent Venture Partners, for $240m in cash.

20 July 2011

IDG Ventures India leads $3m investment in Vserv

Indian mobile advertising company Vserv has raised $3m in a Series A financing round led by IDG Ventures India, representing the first venture capital investment in mobile advertising in the country since 2008.

20 July 2011

Bridgepoint acquires La Gardenia from L Capital, Ergon Capital

European private equity firm Bridgepoint has acquired La Gardenia, the number two player in the Italian perfume and market, from L Capital and Ergon Capital for an undisclosed price.


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