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30 June 2011

Gilde leads $43m Moximed investment

California joint treatment specialist Moximed has raised $43m in new funding, led by Netherlands-based private equity firm Gilde.

30 June 2011

CBPE sells Stewart to ALS

ALS Group, a subsidiary of Australian commercial services provider Campbell Brothers, has purchased Stewart Group from private equity firm CBPE Capital.

30 June 2011

Justin Timberlake, Specific Media download Myspace

Media giant News Corporation has sold ailing social networking site Myspace to digital media company Specific Media, with pop singar Justin Timberlake also taking a stake in the business.

30 June 2011

Germany’s largest solar park sold to private investors for €140m

Germany’s largest planned network of solar parks has been acquired by an unnamed private equity investor for €140m.

30 June 2011

AXA Private Equity acquires $740m portfolio from Barclays

European private equity firm AXA Private Equity has signed an agreement with Barclays for the acquisition of a $740m portfolio of limited partnership interests and co-investments in private equity buy-out funds.

30 June 2011

BTG Pactual raises $1.5bn for Brazilian growth fund

Brazilian investment bank and asset manager BTG Pactual has raised $1.5bn for one of the largest funds in the history of Brazilian private equity.

29 June 2011

OPIC commits $500m to emerging market cleantech funds

US development institution the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) approved almost $500m for five funds that could invest more than $1.5bn for renewable resources in emerging markets.

29 June 2011

Accel, Khosla, Andreessen Horowitz invest $30m in social browser Rockmelt

Social networking-focused web browser Rockmelt has raised $30m in series B funding from venture firm Accel Partners and Khosla Ventures, as well as existing backer Andreessen Horowitz.

29 June 2011

Mobile payment company Square raises $100m from Kleiner, Tiger Global

Mobile payment start-up company Square has secured $100m in a financing round led by venture capital heavyweight Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. New York firm Tiger Global Management also contributed.

29 June 2011

Apollo to invest in Indian pipe maker Welspun

Global pipe manufacturer Welspun Corp Limited (WCL) has agreed to an Apollo Global Management investment offer.

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