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14 February 2011

Gaming site Raptr raises $15m in Series B funding

Online gaming network Raptr has closed a Series B round of funding on $15m, led by DAG Ventures and including new investor Tenaya Capital and existing investor Accel Partners.

13 February 2011

Freescale Semiconductor files for $1.15bn IPO

US microchip manufacturer Freescale Semiconductor is to become the latest in a series of companies acquired by private equity firms during the buy-out boom to go public, after filing for an IPO.

11 February 2011

Kinder Morgan boosts IPO to $2.86bn

Private equity-backed pipeline transportation and energy storage company Kinder Morgan has smashed its IPO target, increased the number and price above initial expectations to raise up to $2.86bn.

11 February 2011

Blackstone IPO lawsuit back from the dead

A shareholder lawsuit against New York-listed private equity firm Blackstone has been revived by a US appeals court that accuses CEO Stephen Schwarzman and the firm of concealing information about bad investments when it filed to go public in 2007.

11 February 2011

Coller Capital coaxes Susan Flynn back from Hermes, eyes $5bn fundraising

UK secondaries specialist Coller Capital has brought partner Susan Flynn back to the fold as the firm gears up for a $5bn fundraising.

11 February 2011

Hong Kong regulators take action against Carlyle-backed China Forestry head

Hong Kong securities regulator the Securities and Futures Commission has initiated court proceedings against Li Han Chun, chief executive of Carlyle-backed company China Forestry.

11 February 2011

CDC targets clean energy with €30m Africa, Asia clean energy fund commitments

UK developing market fund CDC is backing two investment funds, the Interact Climate Change Facility (ICCF) and the Renewable Energy Asia Fund (REAF), both specialise in providing long-term finance for sustainable private sector projects addressing climate change and energy efficiency.

11 February 2011

Starbucks founder CEO named to Groupon board, makes venture investment

Howard Schultz, chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, is to joint the board of online retail discount company Groupon.

10 February 2011

Paul Capital seeks Indian secondaries with expanded emerging markets team

Private equity secondaries specialist Paul Capital has set its sights on the Indian market with the addition of two new team members tasked with sourcing secondary dealflow in the region.

10 February 2011

Bain, Clayton Dubilier hang on in Emergency Medical auction

US private equity firms Bain Capital and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice are hanging on in the bidding forfor emergency healthcare services company Emergency Medical Services, according to reports.


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