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17 May 2012

Online scrapbook Pinterest inks $100m financing deal

pin-pinboard-noticeboard Japanese online retailing giant Rakuten has led a $100m financing round into burgeoning social networking site Pinterest.

17 May 2012

Energy services sparks interest from financial buyersp

The energy services sector has recently seen a heightened level of M&A activity, with a number of independent service providers gaining investment from both corporate and financial acquirers.

17 May 2012

Israeli water treatment company Desalitech receives $35m Liberation financing

Global private equity fund Liberation Capital has led a $6.25m equity investment in Israeli water treatment company Desalitech.

17 May 2012

KKR-backed asset manager Legg Mason to buy back stake

legg-mason_sq Legg Mason, the US asset management firm backed KKR, said it plans to buy back a stake in the business bought by the global buyout giant four years ago and take a charge.

17 May 2012

Forbion leads $35m Series D for heart disease device company Mitralign

Forbion Capital Partners has led a $35m financing round for cardiac device company Mitralign.

17 May 2012

California energy business Gen110 nets Kleiner Perkins cash

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Silicon Vallley venture capital heavyweight widely regarded as a key investor in the field of energy technology, has made an investment in distributed energy business Gen110.

17 May 2012

GE Capital takes on former Montagu hire in French mid-market drive

The private equity arm of US-based multinational General Electric has appointed former Montagu Private Equity analyst Camille Frizon de Lamotte to drive its sponsor coverage activities for the French mid-market.

17 May 2012

Carlyle targets $3.5bn for latest Asia fund

Carlyle has set a $3.5bn target for its latest Asia-focused private equity fund, the global buyout giant’s largest vehicle exclusively targeting investments in the region.

17 May 2012

China calling for Ropes & Gray as it boosts Asian private equity team

china-flag-chinese Law firm Ropes & Gray has hired two industry veterans as it boosts its exposure to Chinese private equity.

17 May 2012

Longreach eyes $1.2bn for stake in En Tie Commercial Bank

taiwan-5_sq Tokyo-based private equity firm Longreach Group is looking to attract T$30 ($1.02) a share for its stake in Taiwan’s En Tie Commercial Bank, a price that would value the deal at around $1.2bn.


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