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16 February 2012

Buy-out values, volumes rise for Canadian private equityp

Canadian private equity buy-outs enjoyed something of a recovery in 2011, with a record number of deals, and dollar amounts reaching the highest levels in three years.

15 February 2012

iNovia Capital adds entrepreneur in residence, venture partner

canada2_lrg Following the recent close of its third fund on C$110m, early stage venture firm iNovia Capital has added David Nault as entrepreneur in residence.

15 February 2012

Biotech company Celladon seals $43m led by Pfizer Venture Investments

Biopharmaceutical company Celladon has completed a $43m equity financing led by corporate investment group Pfizer Venture Investments alongside new investors Lundbeckfond Ventures, Novartis Venture Funds, H&Q Healthcare/Life Sciences Investors, and GBS Venture Partners.

15 February 2012

US mid-market firm Parthenon Capital Partners hits hard cap with $700m

parthenon_170sq US mid-market firm Parthenon Capital Partners has closed its fourth fund, Parthenon Investors IV, on its hard cap of $700m, exceeding its fund target of $600m.

15 February 2012

Greycroft Partners adds digital media veteran Bo Peabody as venture partner

US venture firm Greycroft Partners has added Bo Peabody as a venture partner, where he will focus on investments in digital media based out of the firm’s New York and Los Angeles offices.

15 February 2012

EDG Partners closes second healthcare fund above target

US healthcare-focused private equity firm EDG Partners has closed its second fund, EDG Partners Fund II, on $177.75m.

15 February 2012

European debt crisis drags down US private equity industryp

us-flag6_sq The outlook for the US alternatives space took a blow as returns on investments in US private equity and venture capital funds were found to be negative for the third quarter, marking the end of a series of nine consecutive quarters of positive performance for both alternative asset classes.

15 February 2012

Mezzanine, private capital fill void left by senior lendersp

Private capital finance is taking on a greater responsibility to fill the gap being left by senior lenders, with mezzanine financing growing in appeal as a target strategy as investors seek to gain good returns with lower risk.

15 February 2012

Québec sees 50% spike in venture investment, fundraising still flatp

Québec's venture capital market enjoyed considerable growth in 2011, with investments in the region totalling C$549m in 2011, up 48 per cent from the $370m invested in 2010, bringing the region back to the annual investment levels last seen before the financial crisis.

15 February 2012

LPs seek to improve the quality of informationp

pen_170sq Limited partners are beginning to acknowledge that they could improve their processes and monitoring of their fund portfolios as part of their fiduciary duty, as they seek to gain a better understanding of the information they receive.

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