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4 July 2012

Impetus Trust adds former Prudential private equity executive Alan Morton

impetus_morton_170sq UK venture philanthropic group Impetus Trust has strengthened its investment team with the appointment of Alan Morton as an investment manager.

4 July 2012

AXA Private Equity takes stake in Arkadin, Apax exits

telephone-cable_sq European investment group AXA Private Equity has agreed to acquire a 45 per cent stake in global communications company Arkadin.

4 July 2012

21 Centrale Partners’ Daltys partners with Dafinances to form France’s third largest vending operator

European private equity firm 21 Centrale Partners’ portfolio company Daltys has partnered with holding company Dafinances to create France’s third largest vending machine operating group.

4 July 2012

Gores picks up Idea Integration through Small Capitalization Partners fund

US investment firm The Gores Group, a global investment firm has completed the acquisition of digital strategy and marketing business Idea Integration from recruitment company Adecco Group North America.

3 July 2012

Fiksu scores $10m from corporate VC Qualcomm Ventures, Charles River Ventures

Mobile app marketing Fiksu has secured $10m in Series B financing led by new investor corporate venture group Qualcomm Ventures and existing investor Charles River Ventures.

3 July 2012

Charterhouse doubles money on Wood Mackenzie

Charterhouse Capital has doubled the value of its investment in Scottish energy analysis company Wood Mackenzie by selling a majority stake to fellow buyout firm Hellman & Friedman.

3 July 2012

UCG Investments hits first close for Latin America fund

colombia-latin-america_sq.com_ UCG Investments, a London-based private equity firm that focuses on opportunities in Latin America, has reached a first close for a fund that will target investments in the burgeoning region.

3 July 2012

India’s GVK woos private equity with potential airports sale

GVK Power and Infrastructure is believed to be in talks with private equity firms in an attempt to dilute its stake in GVK Airport Holdings.

3 July 2012

Google Ventures latest firm to join Shape Security Series A round

Corporate investment giant Google Ventures followed its parent company’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt in joining a Series A round for Shape Security.

3 July 2012

Private equity-backed deals, exits bounce back in Q2 $

Private equity-backed deals and exits surged 37 and 65 per cent respectively during the second quarter of the year compared to Q1, fueled partly by an increase in large-cap activity, according to new research.

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