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11 May 2010

Investors bullish on private equity

Institutional investors and pension consulting firms remain bullish on private equity, with 89 per cent of respondents to a new study saying they intend to increase or maintain their current allocation to private equity.

11 May 2010

Network optimiser Infineta in $15m funding round

California network infrastructure start-up company Infineta Systems has raised $15m in Series A funding from Alloy Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners.

11 May 2010

Endless makes four promotions

Endless, a UK turnaround and buy-out outfit, has made a string of promotions – pushing Aidan Robson, James Woolley, Indra Valeinis and Lucia Villamor up the ladder.

11 May 2010

UK gambling magnates sue 3i for £6m

UK listed private equity firm 3i is being sued for over £6m (€6.9m) by two UK gambling company chiefs over the closure of a fund they were brought in to run, according to The Times.

11 May 2010

Astute Medical raises $26.5m for disease diagnosis development

Diagnostics company Astute Medical Inc has completed a $26.5m Series B financing co-led by Domain Associates and Delphi Ventures.

10 May 2010

3i appoints Baroness Hogg’s successor

FTSE 100 private equity firm 3i has appointed prominent UK businessman Sir Adrian Montague as the successor to current chairman Baroness Sarah Hogg.

10 May 2010

Global Infrastructure Partners to raise $6bn fund

Global Infrastructure Partners, the world’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity firm, is preparing to raise a second fund, with a target of $5bn to $6bn, according to reports.

10 May 2010

Confederation of British Industry opposes EU PE regulation

The Confederation of British Industry today showed its opposition to the European regulation of private equity and hedge funds, as Brussels edges closer to finalising contentious legislation.

10 May 2010

Apax makes debut Brazil investment

Apax Partners has is set to acquire a 54.25 per cent stake in Brazilian IT company Tivit, marking the first deal in the country for the London-headquartered private equity firm.

10 May 2010

AIFM directive vote put on hold

European private equity has been given a short reprieve as the pivotal vote by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on the AIFM directive has officially been delayed by a week.


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