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15 October 2012

Cinven buys pharmaceutical group Amdipharm £367m

European private equity firm Cinven has acquired family-owned niche pharmaceuticals business Amdipharm Group for £367m.

12 October 2012

ABRY Partners targets $950m for fourth mezz fund $

Veteran private equity firm ABRY Partners has revealed it is targeting close to $1bn for its latest mezzanine debt vehicle.

12 October 2012

Panorama leads $10m Series D financing for Skyfire

smartphone-video Silicon Valley venture firm Panorama Capital has led a $10m Series D funding round for Skyfire, an investment that will help finance the US-based mobile video optimisation company's plans to expand into Europe and Asia.

12 October 2012

Kibo Ventures eyeing mobile, internet with new €45m fund

Spain’s Kibo Ventures has launched a €45m venture capital fund aimed at mobile and internet startups with high growth potential.

12 October 2012

TPG, New Jersey partner for separate managed real estate vehicle $

new-jersey_sq5 The New Jersey Division of Investment, the $71.8bn US retirement plan, has become the latest pension fund to push for its own terms after forming a real estate-focused separate account with global private equity giant TPG Capital.

12 October 2012

Groupon founders’ Lightbank leads Series A round for Frank & Oak

frankandoak2-300x250_sq Lightbank, the venture capital firm established by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, has led a $5m Series A funding round for online men’s clothing retailer Frank & Oak.

12 October 2012

KRG Capital completes recap of Flexpoint Ford’s Home Solutions

Home Solutions - AltAssets Private Equity News KRG Capital Partners has made its fourth platform investment in the healthcare sector via the recapitalisation of Flexpoint Ford portfolio company Home Solutions Holdings.

12 October 2012

Advent International lifts hard cap for seventh fund to €8.5bn

Global buyout giant Advent International is reported to be lifting the hard cap for its seventh fund from €8bn to €8.5bn on the back of strong demand from investors.

12 October 2012

VMG Partners finishes $340m Pretzel Crisps exit

Pretzel Crisps - AltAssets Private Equity News Consumer-focused private equity firm VMG Partners has completed the $340m sale of Pretzel Crisps maker Snack Factory to strategic buyer Snyder’s-Lance.

12 October 2012

Canaan invests in London-based short term loan company borro

borro_sq Global venture firm Canaan Partners has led a $26m funding round for London-based borro, an online provider of short-term loans secured against personal assets.

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