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7 September 2012

UK pharma start-up Karus Therapeutics closes Series B

UK pharmaceutical company Karus Therapeutics has closed its Series B round, with investors including SV Life Sciences, New Leaf Ventures and a number of angels.

7 September 2012

Norwest Venture Partners leads $16m round for cloud marketing company Act-On Software

Cloud-based marketing automation platform automation company Act-On Software, has secured $16m in new venture financing, led by Norwest Venture Partners alongside existing investors Trinity Ventures, US Venture Partners and Voyager Capital.

7 September 2012

Private equity backers seek to cash out of Nasdaq-listed Warner Chilcott

drug-pharma-medical-healthcare Nasdaq-listed pharmaceutical company Warner Chilcott has announced a secondary offering by shareholders including private equity firms Bain Capital Partners, J.P. Morgan Partners (advised by CCMP Capital) and Thomas H. Lee Partners.

7 September 2012

Sun Capital buys up maintenance services company S&N Communication

US LBO firm Sun Capital Partners has acquired S&N Communications, a regional provider of construction and maintenance services to telecom, cable, natural gas and utility companies.

7 September 2012

Carlyle infra fund to buy Cogentrix assets from Goldman Sachs

cogentrix-2_sq Carlyle has agreed to buy a clutch of North American power generation assets held by Cogentrix Energy from Goldman Sachs, the Nasdaq-listed buyout giant said Friday.

7 September 2012

Flagship, Polaris back edible food packaging company WikiCell Designs

wikicells_sq WikiCell Designs, which is developing edible forms of food and beverage packaging, has closed a Series A investment round of $10m co-led by Flagship Ventures and Polaris Venture Partners.

7 September 2012

EME Capital in takeover talks with UK jeweller Theo Fennell

Theo Fennell, a listed luxury jeweller that counts Sir Elton John and Victoria Beckham among its customers, has confirmed it is in takeover talks with private equity firm EME Capital.

7 September 2012

GIC, Northstar team up for $200m Triputra palm oil stake

Indonesian private equity firm Northstar Pacific Partners has joined with Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC to buy palm oil producer Triputra Agro Persade in a $200m deal, it is understood.

7 September 2012

Actis in talks to sell Nilgiris Dairy Farm to Temasek

dairy-cheese_sq Singapore sovereign wealth giant Temasek is reported to be in talks with Actis to buy Bangalore-based retail chain Nilgiris Dairy Farm, although a dispute between the emerging markets investor and the company’s promoters is threatening to derail any potential deal.

7 September 2012

KPCB, Andreessen Horowitz back $68m Quirky financing

lightbulb_lrg Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is the latest investor to buy into online innovation platform Quirky as part of a $68m Series C round.

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