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29 June 2012

Canadian deal volume highest since pre-crisis, US slumpsp

Canadian deal volume has hit its highest level since the second half of 2007, while activity across the border in the US has slumped to its lowest level in almost a decade, according to new research.

29 June 2012

Hampton Roads seals $50m private placement from Anchorage, Carlyle, CapGen

dollars10_sq Hampton Roads has closed a $50m private placement from investors including private equity firms Anchorage Capital, CapGen Capital Group and The Carlyle Group.

29 June 2012

Video conferencing company Blue Jeans seals $25m Series C

Californian video conferencing company Blue Jeans Network has sealed a Series C investment of $25m led by New Enterprise Associates and including Accel Partners, and Norwest Venture Partners.

29 June 2012

Artis Ventures leads $34m round for Practice Fusion

Web-based healthcare community Practice Fusion, has sealed a $34m Series C round of financing led by Artis Ventures, with participation from long-time investors Felicis Ventures and Band of Angels.

28 June 2012

Intel leads €20m round for Swedish touch screen tech company FlatFrog

frog_lrg The venture capital arm of semiconductor chip making giant Intel has led a €20m funding round for FlatFrog Laboratories, a Swedish developer of touchscreen technologies.

28 June 2012

Bahrain’s Investcorp Bank obtains $500m loan

bahrain-2_sq Bahraini private equity firm Investcorp has obtained a forward-start loan of around $500m from 12 international banks, local newspaper Alwasat reported on Thursday.

28 June 2012

Venture heavyweight IVP closes fourteenth fund on $1bn

Venture capital heavyweight Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) has closed its fourteenth fund on $1bn, marking the largest investment vehicle raised in the firm’s 32-year history and bringing its cumulative committed capital to $4bn.

28 June 2012

Procuritas hits €200m close for fifth buyout fundp

Fresh from nailing a nine-times multiple from its most recent exit, Procuritas has wrapped up its fifth buyout fund, an oversubscibed €200m vehicle the Nordic firm hopes will follow in the footsteps of its hugely successful third fund, two people with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

28 June 2012

Latin America “welcoming of outside investment”p

Aside from local difficulties emerging from the region's emerging economies, Latin America is increasingly offering a welcoming environment to overseas investors.

28 June 2012

Venture capital increasingly a global game for investorsp

The shakeout in the venture capital looks set to continue as Western firms head overseas and markets tighten.


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