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5 November 2012

Investcorp to buy Scandinavian luxury brand Georg Jensen from Axcel

georg_jensen Alternative investment group Investcorp has agreed to buy Scandinavian luxury retailer Georg Jensen for $140m from Danish private equity group Axcel Capital Partners.

5 November 2012

Cerberus given due-diligence extension by Supervalu

Supervalu store - AltAssets Private Equity News Cerberus Capital Management has reportedly been given until mid-November to complete due-diligence on supermarket chain Supervalu.

5 November 2012

Ontario Teachers’ leads buyout firms for $1.3bn Heartland Dental deal

Canadian institutional investor Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is closing on a $1.3bn deal to acquire Heartland Dental Care.

5 November 2012

CVC-backed Malaysian KFC deal could be fried by shareholders

fried-chicken_sq The CVC-backed buyout of Malaysia’s two major KFC fast food franchises could be on the rocks after months of delays angered shareholders in the companies.

5 November 2012

Amadeus, Archimedia invest in UK medical IT company Qinec

European technology investors Amadeus Capital Partners and Archimedia Investments have invested £1.6m early stage capital in web-based medical practice management business Qinec.

5 November 2012

Neo Capital to sell eyewear maker Alain Mikli to Rayban owner Luxottica

alain-mikli_sq Luxury goods-focused Neo Capital has signed an exclusivity agreement ahead of formal talks to sell Alain Mikli, the iconic French eyewear maker whose products have been worn by Andy Warhol and Elton John, to Italian fashion group Luxottica.

5 November 2012

UK biotech developer Ziarco secures Series A from Pfizer, BVF Partners

UK clinical stage biotechnology company Ziarco has completed a Series A financing from investors including sector-focused venture capital firm BVF Partners and corporate investor Pfizer Venture Investments.

5 November 2012

UK government provides £39m for early stage healthcare technologies

UK government-backed Biomedical Catalyst has awarded £39m to 32 life science projects, the first substantial awards made from the £180m programme.

5 November 2012

Marketing software firm HubSpot seals $35m mezzanine financing

news_stockmarket2.lrg_ Marketing software firm HubSpot has closed a $35m mezzanine financing round from backers including a " large unnamed institutional investor", public market investor Altimeter Capital and venture capital firm Cross Creek Capital.

2 November 2012

iQiyi co-founder Providence exits stake to partner Baidu

smartphone-video Providence Equity Partners has agreed to sell its stake in Chinese HD video platform iQiyi to the company’s co-founder Baidu, the country’s largest internet search provider.

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