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5 November 2012

SVB backs Carlyle’s Foundry, Luxology merger with senior debt bundle

hugo-foundry_sq Silicon Valley Bank has provided a senior debt facility for the merger of The Foundry, the London-based visual effects software company backed by Carlyle, with US-based software specialist Luxology.

5 November 2012

High Tech Gründerfonds invests in robotics developer Synapticon

Synapticon robot - AltAssets Private Equity Newsletter High Tech Gründerfonds has joined Seedfonds Baden-Wuerttemberg and private investor Günter Lang to make an investment in German robotics company Synapticon.

5 November 2012

Moleskine draws buyout interest from Blackstone, Lion Capital

moleskine_sq Syntegra Capital’s initial public offering of Moleskine could be shelved in favour of another private equity takeover after the iconic Italian notebook maker received buyout interest from firms including Blackstone and Lion Capital.

5 November 2012

Apax, BC Partners submit first round bids for B&M Bargains

liverpool_sq European buyout heavyweights Apax and BC Partners are reported to have put in first round offers for Liverpool, UK-based discount retailer B&M Bargains, in a sale process that is likely to fetch about £850m.

5 November 2012

DFJ continues exit spree with Redkite sale to NICE Systems

redkite_sq.jpg DFJ Esprit, the European arm of Silicon Valley venture heavyweight Draper Fisher Jurvetson, has continued its exit streak with the sale of Redkite Financial Markets to Nasdaq-listed NICE Systems following its initial investment only a year ago.

5 November 2012

Neo Technology seals $11m Series B from Denmark’s Sunstone Capital

graph_positive_170sq Online graph database Neo Technology has raised $11m in Series B funding led by Nordic early stage venture firm Sunstone Capital, bringing the total amount raised to more than $24m.

5 November 2012

Ambienta to invest in Italian energy efficiency company Tattile

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5 November 2012

Fusion Telecommunications inks $22.5m financing

Cloud telecoms services provider Fusion Telecommunications International has closed on $22.5m of financings, with participation from Praesidian Capital and Plexus Capital.

5 November 2012

OpCapita could reap Comet profit despite 6,600 facing sack

Comet electrical - AltAssets Private Equity News Buyout house OpCapita could still make a profit from sinking electrical retailer Comet even as thousands of staff look set to lose their jobs.

5 November 2012

AXA Private Equity backs Bravofly’s acquisition of Spain’s Rumbo

The private equity arm of French insurance giant AXA has participated in a €20m capital increase for Bravofly, which will help finance the European online travel agency’s acquisition of Spanish rival Rumbo.

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