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29 July 2014

Venture investments in healthcare IT sector more than double in second quarterp

microskope Venture investment in the healthcare IT sector more than doubled from the previous three-month period, according to a recent report.

29 July 2014

Madison Realty pulls in $95.4m for third debt fundp

skyscraper-1426723-m Commercial real estate loan specialist Madison Realty Capital has registered $95.4 for its Debt Fund III.

29 July 2014

Apis Partners seeks up to $300m for first growth fund

afrika Private equity firm Apis Partners is seeking up to $300m for its debut growth fund, which will focus on financial technology startups in emerging markets.

29 July 2014

Nordic Capital brings on Goldman and Nordea for IPO of leisure storage company Thule

bikerack Swedish private equity firm Nordic Capital has reportedly appointed Goldman Sachs and Nordea to lead an IPO of car roof storage box maker Thule.

29 July 2014

Astorg buys majority stake in M7

tv remotes European private equity firm Astorg Partners has agreed to buy a majority stake in CDS Topco, which provides direct to home satellite pay TV services under the name M7.

29 July 2014

CVC leads race to buy Epicor from Apax

mouse glasses Private equity firm CVC is reportedly in pole position to buy business software provider Epicor Software Corp for more than $3bn including debt.

29 July 2014

Neuberger Berman hires former KKR partner Chiu as Asia adviser

clifford Employee-controlled private equity firm Neuberger Berman has hired former partner at KKR Clifford Chiu as senior adviser for Asia.

29 July 2014

Carlyle nears deal to buy Acosta from Thomas H Lee

acosta Private equity major Carlyle is reportedly nearing a deal to buy consumer goods marketing agency Acosta Sales and Marketing for nearly $5bn.

29 July 2014

LDC makes nearly 3x in £127m Penn Pharmaceuticals sale to trade partner

pills-755993-m Lloyd Bank’s private equity spinoff LDC has agreed to sell its stake in pharmaceutical manufacturer Penn Pharmaceuticals to strategic investor Packaging Coordinators for £127m.

29 July 2014

Electra Private Equity turns down Edward Bramson’s strategic review request

london Listed UK private equity firm Electra has rejected a request from activist investor Richard Bramson to appoint three new directors to its board and conduct a strategic review.

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