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21 January 2013

Trinity Ventures takes on former GREE strategist as EIR

Ethan Fassett Trinity Ventures has hired former GREE International strategist Ethan Fasset as entrepreneur in residence.

21 January 2013

Avallon hits first close for Fund II thanks to EBRD cornerstone capital $

Polish private equity firm Avallon has received a cornerstone commitment for its latest fund from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

21 January 2013

Globalturk, Mitsui partner for Tempo Cagri Hizmetleri deal

Tempo Cagri Hizmetleri_sq Globalturk Capital has brought in Japanese trading giant Mitsui & Co as a co-investor in Tempo Cagri Hizmetleri, the fast-growing Turkish call centre and distant services company the Istanbul-based private equity firm first invested in two years ago.

21 January 2013

EQT closes second infrastructure fund at €1.925bn hard cap

Nordic buyout house EQT has closed its second infrastructure fund at its hard cap of €1.925bn, a fundraising that was oversubscribed after less than year on the road.

21 January 2013

KTPF commits to Hamilton Lane, Paul Capital secondaries funds

Korea Teachers Pension Fund, South Korea’s $11bn public teachers’ retirement system, is reported to have committed $60m to private equity secondaries funds managed by Hamilton Lane and Paul Capital.

21 January 2013

Europe’s venture capital industry challenges misconceptions $

Europe's venture capital industry is seeking to challenge the widely held view among institutional investors and policy-makers that the region is lagging behind the US when it comes to the financing of entrepreneurship.

21 January 2013

San Francisco’s Serent Capital launches second buyout fund $

san francisco tram_sq Serent Capital, the US buyout house founded by the ex-president of Nasdaq-listed ServiceSource and the former head of McKinsey & Co’s west coast private equity practice, has hit the fundraising trail for its second fund.

21 January 2013

Zurmont Madison seals third bolt-on for CLS Communications $

zurich_lrg Zurmont Madison Private Equity has sealed its third bolt-on deal for translation services portfolio company CLS Communication, a move that comes as the Switzerland-based firm raises its second lower mid-market buyout fund.

21 January 2013

Palladium picks up cookware company Hy Cite through recap deal

Hy Cite cookware Palladium Equity Partners has bought household product and consumer finance company Hy Cite through a recapitalisation.

21 January 2013

MBK mandates UBS to arrange $300m refinancing for Yayoi Co

South Korean buyout house MBK Partners is understood to have hired UBS to arrange a refinancing package for Yayoi, the Japanese accounting software developer the firm bought almost six years ago.


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