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24 July 2012

Brazil breaks private equity-backed IPO drought in Q2 $

brazil-sao-paulo-2_sq Brazil broke a long drought of private equity-backed IPOs in the second quarter with two public offerings, although a re-intensified debt crisis painted a gloomier picture for global private equity-backed activity during the period, according to new research.

24 July 2012

DFJ Gotham Ventures appoints Thatcher Bell managing director

gotham_thatcher_150 New York early stage technology firm DFJ Gotham Ventures has appointed Thatcher Bell to managing director.

24 July 2012

VC lender Horizon Technology Finance completes $30.9m offering

Nasdaq-listed Horizon Technology Finance has completed a public offering, raising gross proceeds of approximately $30.9m.

24 July 2012

21 Centrale merges French camping companies

European private equity firm 21 Centrale Partners has signed a deal with NYSE-Euronext-listed leisure company Promeo Group to merge French campsite operator Village Center with its portfolio company Vacances directes.

24 July 2012

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice makes $1.9bn from Sally Beauty sale

lipstick5_sq US private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has realised $1.9bn from its 2006 investment in international retailer Sally Beauty Holdings.

23 July 2012

NBK Capital picks up half of animal drug company Bavet

dog-vet-sick-cone The National Bank of Kuwait’s investment arm, NBK Capital, has bought a 50 per cent stake in Turkish animal pharmaceutical distributor Bavet.

23 July 2012

Maveron adds internet angel David Wu as venture partner

Consumer-focused venture capital firm Maveron has hired David Wu as a venture partner in its San Francisco office.

23 July 2012

Pension funds hold key for infrastructure sector $

A growing demand for global infrastructure investment will see pension funds shape the future of the asset class.

23 July 2012

Leaf Clean Energy invests in green materials company Lehigh Technologies

rubber-bands_sq Cleantech-focused investment firm Leaf Clean Energy Company has committed $5m to Lehigh Technologies, a green materials company specialising in energy saving micronised rubber powders.

23 July 2012

Alberta Enterprise Corp backs 32 Degrees Energy Technology Fund

canada-calgary_sq Alberta Enterprise Corporation has made a C$10m commitnment to 32 Degrees Energy Technology Fund, a Calgary-based venture capital vehicle that invests in early to later-stage Canadian energy technology companies.

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