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18 June 2012

Chile still top of the pile for Latin American private equityp

Chile has been ranked the top country in Latin America for private equity and venture capital firms to do business in for the seventh year running by the region’s industry body.

18 June 2012

Index Ventures hits €350m for latest tech-focused fund

Life sciences and IT investor Index Ventures has raised €350m for its latest venture fund aimed at seed and early-stage tech companies.

18 June 2012

New Silk Route co-founder facing decades in jail for insider trading

Rajat Gupta New Silk Route - AltAssets Private Equity News New Silk Route co-founder Rajat Gupta could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of leaking inside information to a hedge fund manager.

15 June 2012

Social payment company iZettle nets $31.4m from Greylock, Northzone, others

izettle_sml - AltAssets Private Equity News Greylock Partners and Northzone have led a $31.4m financing round for Swedish social payment company iZettle, which turns iPhones and iPads into credit card terminals.

15 June 2012

Thiel’s Founders Fund leads $50m financing for Climate Change Corp

Founders Fund has led a $50m financing round for The Climate Corporation (TCC), an organisation which helps people and businesses mitigate the effects of climate change.

14 June 2012

Tandem Capital closes $32m second accelerator fund

Silicon Valley’s first mobile-exclusive accelerator has closed its second investment fund on $32m.

14 June 2012

Rhythm inks $25m from MPM, NEA, Third Rock, Ipsen

diabetes_lrg Rhythm has raised $25m in a Series B financing round from existing investors MPM Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Third Rock Ventures as well as new investor Ipsen, bringing the biotech start-up’s total funding to date to $65m.

14 June 2012

Eli Lilly tops up venture investment in Chinese drug maker Novast

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has made a $20m top-up to the equity invested by its corporate venture arm in Chinese generic drug-maker Novast.

14 June 2012

Hugh Jackman reinvests in bottled water company Balance

wolverine-hugh-jackman-angel-investor Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman has re-upped his investment in Australian bottled spring water company Balance to help it close a Series A round.

13 June 2012

XSML backs Central African Republic’s first mobile broadband operator

Amsterdam-based emerging markets investor XSML has invested in internet service provider Millenium Telecom, in a deal that will help finance the company’s plans to become the first mobile broadband operator in the Central African Republic.

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