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30 March 2012

Four out of ten private equity chiefs have encountered fraud, survey saysp

police-light Almost 40 per cent of private equity and venture capital chiefs have encountered fraud within their firms or a portfolio company, according to a recent industry survey.

30 March 2012

Kleiner Perkins, Third Point-backed Enphase slashes IPO targetp

Enphase Energy, the US solar specialist backed by a host of venture capital majors including Kleiner Perkins, Third Point and RockPort, has slashed its initial public offering, now stating that it hopes to secure between $6 and $7 per share.

30 March 2012

Distressed private equity yields best returns since 2000p

Distressed debt, turnaround and special situations private equity have yielded better returns than any other area of the asset class since the beginning of 2000, new research has found.

30 March 2012

MCM Capital exits floor care product distributor ESSCO to Cardinal Equity

news_floor_lrg MicroCap buyout fund MCM Capital Partners II has sold floor care products distributor ESSCO to Cardinal Equity Partners.

30 March 2012

Warburg Pincus gains control of Gordian Group from Wicks

Warburg Pincus has taken a majority stake in construction pricing data and procurement software business The Gordian Group.

29 March 2012

OMERS Ventures seals second investment

OMERS Ventures has sealed one of the largest growth investments in the Canadian venture capital space after buying a $20m ownership stake in Vancouver-based social media marketing company HootSuite.

29 March 2012

Venture investors help Nuventix to $6.9m first close on financing roundp

ventilation_lrg A string of venture investors have helped cleantech innovator Nuventix to a first close of $6.9m from its $10m Series C target.

29 March 2012

Prudential Capital appoints Bill Engelking as Chicago head

chicago_lrg Prudential Capital has moved Bill Engelking to head its Chicago office as the company looks to begin an expansion across the US.

29 March 2012

PE-owned Hawker Beechcraft flying towards bankruptcy

Private equity-owned aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft is believed to be preparing a bankruptcy filing within weeks.

29 March 2012

Great Hill buys $80m stake in Veracity Payment Solutions

Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based mid-market private equity firm with more than $2.5bn of capital under management, has bought an $80m stake in Veracity Payment Solutions, a merchant acquirer based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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