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11 April 2012

SAIL, Stifel team for C$100m Ontario cleantech VC fund

sailing_sq Canadian venture capital firm SAIL Capital Partners has teamed with investment banking group Stifel Financial to launch a C$100m ($99.74m) cleantech-focused fund in Ontario.

11 April 2012

Digital identity company OneID raises $7m from Khosla Ventures, North Bridge

fingerprint_170sq Digital identity company OneID has raised $7m in funding led by US venture firms Khosla Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners.

11 April 2012

CVC eyes record Asia PE deal for 2012 with $644m City Telecom purchase

CVC Capital Partners is planning the largest Asian private equity deal of the year so far with a $644m purchase of Hong Kong-listed City Telecom.

11 April 2012

Tegal partners with Silicon Valley’s HealthTech Capital

Nadaq-listed technology group Tegal Corporation has partnered with HealthTech Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm focused on emerging healthcare technology companies.

11 April 2012

Ratos persuades Perstorp’s Lennart Hagelqvist to become new DIAB CEO

Swedish private equity firm Ratos has poached Lennart Hagelqvist from Perstorp as the new CEO of portfolio company DIAB.

11 April 2012

BaltCap invests in Latvian garden furniture company EKJU

bench_170sq Baltic-focused investment firm BaltCap has agreed to invest €1.5m in Latvian garden furniture manufacturer EKJU.

11 April 2012

Private equity investors target stakes in illiquid hedge funds $

hedge_170sq Having found themselves in ownership of real assets through asset-based lending and other related schemes, hedge funds are now looking to offload stakes to private equity investors.

11 April 2012

Cognetas rebrands as Motion Equity Partners

European mid-market buyout firm Cognetas has rebranded as Motion Equity Partners in an effort to distance itself from the negative publicity it received leading up to the wind down of its UK and German operations.

11 April 2012

Venture capital industry gravitating towards China, India $

chinalights_lrg The global venture capital investment landscape is evolving towards China and India as both LPs and GPs gravitate to their exceptional growth opportunities.

11 April 2012

Rebel Castle shareholders placated through board shake-up deal $

news_boardroom_lrg Rebel shareholders in a fund of funds managed by LGT Partners have forced a board shake-up which sees three of their own representatives join the team.

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