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17 May 2011

Indian entrepreneur Azim Premji backs Khosla Ventures cleantech fund

Azim Premji, the billionaire chairman of India-based technology company Wipro, has invested $15m in Khosla Ventures’ cleantech fund.
According to a report in Indian national newspaper the Economic Times, the deal constitutes the first such international investment by Premji Invest.

17 May 2011

Bain, Lehmi Ventures invest $27m in web health company Ability Network

The venture capital arm of US private equity firm Bain Capital has invested $27m in Ability Network, the largest web healthcare network in the US, alongside long-standing investor Lehmi Ventures.

17 May 2011

Temasek takes $511m stake in Inmet Mining

Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek has taken a CAN$500m ($511.8m) in Canadian mining company Inmet through its wholly-owned Ellington Investments subsidiary.

17 May 2011

Archer Capital revs up V8 Supercars investment

Australian private equity firm Archer Capital has invested in V8 Supercars in a deal valuing the auto-racing championship at AUS$300m ($316.8m).

17 May 2011

3i backs buy-out of fuel efficiency company Hilite International

UK listed private equity firm 3i, is to acquire a majority stake in Hilite International, a supplier of automotive products that enhance fuel efficiency and emissions control.

16 May 2011

3i sells oil services company RBG to Stork Technical

UK private equity firm 3i has sold RBG, a UK-based oil industry service provider RBG to Stork Technical Services.

16 May 2011

Lone Star considers partial IKB stake sale

Dallas private equity firm Lone Star may sell a portion of its stake in rescued German lender IKB, but is having difficulty finding a buyer for the rest of the business, according to reports.

16 May 2011

Waterman Capital picks up Australian employment company Working In

New Zealand private equity firm Waterman Capital has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Working In, a migrant employment services business operating in Australia and New Zealand.

16 May 2011

PE-backed East African telecoms group raises $57m in new funding

Private equity-backed east African telecoms company Wananchi has raised $57.5m in new funding to support the roll-out of its fiber infrastructure network.

16 May 2011

Australia allocates $106m to Renewable Energy VC fund

The government of Australia has boosted its support of the renewable energy sector, budgeting for a AUS$100m ($106m) Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund and allocating A$US60m to the new Emerging Renewables programme.


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