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14 February 2012

Apax-led consortium sells down stake in Danish telecoms major TDC

A consortium of investors including Apax Partners, Blackstone, KKR, Permira and Providence Equity have offered €750m of stock for sale in Danish telecoms major TDC.

14 February 2012

Carlyle receives £650m offer for Talaris

The Carlyle Group has received an offer from Japanese money handling corporation Glory to acquire cash management business Talaris for £650m.

14 February 2012

Braemer Energy Ventures leads investment in smart grid company UtiliData

Smart grid component developer UtiliData has closed a funding round led by a strategic investment Braemer Energy Ventures, with the sum raised not yet been revealed.

14 February 2012

Solar Junction gets $19.2m in Series D from DFJ, NEA, ATV

Solar Junction, a developer of multi-junction cells for the concentrated photovoltaic market, has closed its Series D financing round at $19.2m from current investors with an additional strategic investment and partnership from semiconductor wafer company IQE.

14 February 2012

HBM Partners seals €90m first close for new fundp

Swiss venture capital firm HBM Bioventures has hit the first closing of its latest healthcare fund with commitments of €90m.

13 February 2012

British firm Oxitec inks £8m funding to combat dengue fever

mosquito-lrg_sq Oxitec, a British company pioneering a new approach to combating dengue fever, has secured £8m in a recent financing round led by UK venture firm Oxford Capital Partners.

13 February 2012

Hicks invests in oilfield services company Directional Rentals

Hicks Equity Partners, the private equity investment vehicle of Tom Hicks and family, has led an investor group in the purchase of a majority stake in Directional Rentals, a privately held oilfield services company.

13 February 2012

Solis Capital Partners holds first close on $42.5m for second lower mid-market fund

California’s Solis Capital Partners has held a first closing of its second lower mid-market fund on $42.5m. The remaining commitments for Fund II, capped at a total of $100m, are expected by year end, the firm said.

13 February 2012

Investcorp exits MENA-focused IT product distributor Redington

Bahrain-based Alternative investment group Investcorp has sold its stake in Redington International, a distributor of IT and telecom products in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, for $115m.

13 February 2012

Linden Capital clinches $82m SeraCare Life Sciences take-private

Healthcare-focused mid-market private equity firm Linden Capital Partners has agreed to buy Nasdaq-listed diagnostics and therapeutics company SeraCare Life Sciences in a take-private deal worth $82m.


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