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10 February 2012

Morgenthaler Private Equity exits engine manufacturer Phillips & Temro

engineer_lrg US lower mid-market firm Morgenthaler Private Equity has sold Phillips & Temro Industries, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of diesel engine components.

10 February 2012

Noble Biomaterials closes $8m from Toronto-based Northwater Capital’s Intellectual Property Fund.

bacteria_170sq Noble Biomaterials closes $8m from Toronto-based Northwater Capital’s Intellectual Property Fund.

10 February 2012

China’s EXIM bank forms Canadian partnership for $1bn natural resources fundp

logging_l A Canadian financial services firm has revealed its intention raise a $1bn fund with the Import Export Bank of China, as the Asian behemoth looks to tap into North American sustainable natural resource opportunities.

10 February 2012

Longreach to sell stake in Taiwan’s En Tie Commercial Bank

taiwan_sq Tokyo-based private equity firm Longreach Group is looking to sell its $440m controlling stake in Taiwan’s En Tie Commercial Bank.

10 February 2012

Investec bolsters debt finance team

The London-based growth and acquisition finance arm of South African asset manager Investec has hired former Barclays debt finance director Shaun Mullin.

10 February 2012

UK SME investor Total Capital Partners exits TruckEast

London-based small cap investor Total Capital Partners has sold TruckEast, one of the UK's largest dealers of Scania trucks, through a buy-in management buy-out led by the company’s executives.

10 February 2012

ISIS completes fundraising for Baronsmead VCTs

pounds3_lrg UK-based VCT manager ISIS Equity Partners has completed fundraising for its four Baronsmead vehicles.

10 February 2012

Silver Lake in talks with Israel’s Yozma over $250m Conduit buy-out

US private equity firm Silver Lake is in talks to buy Israeli user engagement product maker Conduit from Yozma Venture Capital, in a deal that could be worth between $200m and $250m.

10 February 2012

New Turkish buy-out firm Bosphera targets $350m fund

Bosphera Advisory, a newly-launched private equity firm based in Istanbul, is in the process of raising a $350m fund to capitalise on the emerging market opportunities in the country.

10 February 2012

Ticketing website TiqIQ closes Series A from Contour, iNovia

Ticketing website TiqIQ has closed a Series A financing led by Contour Venture Partners, with participation from seed and early stage venture capital firm iNovia Capital and business angels, including Joe Zawadzki, CEO of digital media site MediaMath.


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