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17 April 2014

Bain Capital, Carlyle in bidding for $700m Standard Chartered Hong Kong finance unit

building_office_glass Global buyout giants Bain Capital and Carlyle are reportedly among the first round bidders for the Hong Kong consumer finance unit of Standard Chartered, which could be valued at up to $700m.

17 April 2014

Venture capital-backed Epirus raises $36m, merges with Nasdaq-listed Zalicus

biotech_lrg Boston-based startup Epirus Biopharmaceuticals has secured $36m in a Series B round led by Livzon Mabpharm and agreed to merge with Nasdaq-listed group Zalicus.

17 April 2014

Goldman Sachs nears $2.5bn exit for Michael Foods

Goldman Sachs is nearing an exit for egg and dairy company Michael Foods to Post Holdings in a $2.5bn deal

17 April 2014

The Currency Cloud raises $10m Series B

payment_lrg Payments technology startup The Currency Cloud has secured $10m in a Series B round backed by its existing investors.

17 April 2014

H.I.G. BioVentures leads $15m VC round for ForSight VISION5

ForSight VISION5 has closed a $15m Series C round led by H.I.G. BioVentures, alongside returning investors Morgenthaler Ventures, Versant Ventures, Technology Partners, and Delphi Ventures.

17 April 2014

GTCR sees healthcare co-head Katz exit

Chicago private equity firm GTCR's co-head of its healthcare investing team, David Katz, has left the firm.

17 April 2014

Venture capital-backed dating website Zoosk eyes $100m IPO

heart_lrg Venture capital-backed online dating website Zoosk is looking to raise $100m via an IPO.

17 April 2014

Placement agent FIRSTavenue hires Blackstone MD for new Sydney office

Placement agent FIRSTavenue has hired former Blackstone managing director Martin Donnelly as a partner to the firm’s new office in Sydney, Australia.

17 April 2014

Idea Capital leads investment in auto safety company Meta-Fin

Italian private equity firm Idea Capital has partnered with fellow investor Nord Est to acquire a 32 per cent stake in automotive safety and security company Meta-Fin.

17 April 2014

Biotech investment dips amid dearth of buyouts

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investments targeting the biotech sector in March dipped for the second month in a row, while volume held.

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