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9 February 2012

Swiss fund of funds Adveq to increase headcount by 10% in 2012

team2_170-copy Switzerland-based fund of funds manager Adveq has revealed it plans to increase its headcount by more than ten per cent this year.

9 February 2012

Nordic growth firm Verdane invests in EasyPark

parking_sq Nordic growth investor Verdane Capital has bought a controlling stake in Swedish phone parking operator EasyPark.

9 February 2012

London-listed SVG Capital posts NAV rise

SVG Capital, the London-listed private equity firm and European buy-out major Permira’s largest investor, said its portfolio returned 11 per cent last year despite the negative impact of contracting comparable earnings multiples.

9 February 2012

Blackstone-backed holiday resort Center Parcs in £1bn bond sale

Center Parcs, the UK holiday club backed by global buy-out giant Blackstone, is looking to offer more than £1bn of secured bonds in a bid to refinance its debt.

9 February 2012

Listed investment trust Electra Partners realises £110m for Q4 2011

In its quarterly report for the end of 2011, London-listed private equity firm Electra Private Equity revealed it had invested £53m, and realised £110m.

9 February 2012

Technology venture firm MTI launches £150m Orion Fund to target university spin-outs

oxford-uni_lrg Technology venture capital group MTI has confirmed it is actively fundraising for the world’s largest unquoted investment fund dedicated to university spin-outs.

9 February 2012

African agriculture investor EmVest inks funding from Truestone

Sub-Saharan African agriculture investor EmVest Asset Management has received its first allocation from Truestone Impact Investment Management, which focuses on delivering market rate returns from social and environmental investments.

9 February 2012

Orix, Petra invest $30m in media services provider Access Media 3

Media services group Access Media 3 has received $30m in funding from private equity firms Orix Venture Finance and Petra Capital Partners.

8 February 2012

Online video network Blip inks $12m from Bain, Canaan

news_tv3_lrg Online video network Blip has secured more than $12m in venture capital financing from existing investors including Bain Capital Ventures and Canaan Partners, a deal that also included debt from Silicon Valley Bank.

8 February 2012

Bain Capital hits third close for second pan-Asian fundp

Global private equity firm Bain Capital has hit the third close for its second pan-Asian fund and is weeks away from hitting its final target, according to a source familiar with the matter.


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