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13 April 2010

ICG raises €843m for recovery opportunities

Intermediate Capital Group, a London Stock Exchange-listed mezzanine and mid-market private equity investor, has just closed on €843m a new fund that targets European recovery opportunities.

13 April 2010

Carlyle closes latest Asia fund on $2.5bn

US buy-out house the Carlyle Group has raised $2.55bn for its third Asian fund, underlining the growing private equity interest in emerging markets.

13 April 2010

Blackstone hired for Arsenal stake sale

US buy-out powerhouse Blackstone has been hired to find a buyer for a crucial shareholder’s 16 per cent stake in high-profile UK football club Arsenal, according to reports.

13 April 2010

Standard Bank augments PE capabilities with three new hires

Standard Bank has hired three new senior executives to its private equity arm, augmenting the capabilities of the emerging markets-focused bank in the asset class.

13 April 2010

Bono still hasn’t found what he’s looking for as Elevation’s Palm seeks buyer

Palm, a portfolio company of U2 frontman Bono’s private equity firm, Elevation Partners, is reportedly seeking a buyer after taking a beating in the smartphone wars.

13 April 2010

Viking, Investinor lead €11m investment in Norwegian wind turbine company

Early stage investors Viking Venture and Investinor have led an €11m funding round for ChapDrive, a Norwegian producer of hydraulic transmissions for wind turbines.

13 April 2010

BVCA launches LP Advisory Board

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association has created a new nine-strong body to enhance relationships and understanding between private equity fund managers and their investors.

13 April 2010

Rembrandt Venture Partners rounds off second fund with $160m

Rembrandt Venture Partners has closed its sophomore tech fund on $160.5m, nudging just over its target of $150m.

13 April 2010

Next-generation LCD company closes €7m series D

Liquavista, a next-generation LCD company, has closed a €7m series D funding round from existing partners Amadeus Capital Partners, GIMV, Prime Technology Ventures and Applied Ventures.

13 April 2010

Asset manager I2BF opens second cleantech venture fund

Moscow and London-based asset management group I2BF has launched its second cleantech-focused venture capital fund and is looking to raise $100m to invest in the sector.


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