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15 February 2012

California’s Horizon Ventures completes secondary fund sale

Californian venture firm Horizon Ventures has sold its interest in Horizon Ventures Fund II, previously owned by the U.S. Small Business Administration to two secondary investors.

15 February 2012

Swiss start-up Nektoon inks $1.5m seed funding

Nektoon, a Swiss company behind the web-clipper and note-taking app Memonic, has received more than more than $1.5m in seed funding from a consortium of technology investors.

15 February 2012

Ingenious launches growth loan fund for London’s creative arts

A new growth loan fund is to be launched by social enterprise Cockpit Arts in partnership with investment group Ingenious, supporting the growth of independent craft businesses based at its London incubators.

14 February 2012

Indian VC firm Helion raises $219m for third fund

Indian venture capital firm Helion Venture Partners has raised more than $219m for its latest fund.

14 February 2012

French biopharma InnaVirVax closes €3.7m Series B

InnaVirVax, a French biopharmaceutical company that develops therapies for AIDS and HIV infection, has closed a €3.7m Series B financing round led by Pradeyrol Développement and private equity firms Fa Dièse and Fonds Régional de Co-Investissement Ile-de-France.

14 February 2012

Russian investment group Finam puts $10m in mobile messenger IM+

Russian brokerage firm Finam has invested $10m in IM+, mobile messaging platform that already boasts 17.5 million users a month.

14 February 2012

IK to sell industrial weighing company Schenck Process

Swedish private equity firm IK Investment Partners is looking to sell industrial weighing company Schenck Process.

14 February 2012

General Atlantic eyes next India deal

Global growth investor General Atlantic is considering the purchase of a 'significant' stake in Indian cable company IndusInd Media and Communications.

14 February 2012

Fidelity Growth Partners leads $40m round for Indian pharma Aptuit Laurus

Fidelity Growth Partners India has led a $40m financing round for Hyderabad-based Aptuit Laurus, a company that produces active pharmaceutical ingredients.

14 February 2012

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners hires Brad Parish for special situations

losangeles_170sq Los Angeles based private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has hired Brad Parish as a managing director.


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