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23 July 2012

Redpoint closes Brazil’s biggest early stage fund on $130m $

Redpoint Ventures and have closed the biggest early-stage venture fund in Brazil on $130m, having already made five investments from the joint vehicle.

22 July 2012

Doughty Hanson clinches £205m refinancing package for Asco $

Doughty Hanson has clinched a £205m refinancing package for oilfield services business Asco, a move that will enable the mid-market firm to return the cash it borrowed from investors to fund its all-equity buyout of the business last year.

22 July 2012

Healthcare investor Great Point Partners exits Caprion to Chicago Growth Partners

blood_vein_170sq US private equity firm Great Point Partners has sold life sciences company Caprion to Chicago Growth Partners.

20 July 2012

3M’s corporate venture arm backs 7AC Technologies

US technology giant 3M has invested an undisclosed sum in 7AC Technologies, which develops high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

20 July 2012

Short-term boost despite long-term slump for US venture $

vc_Q2_2012_1 The number of US venture deals dropped year on year in the second quarter of 2012 according to Dow Jones VentureSource (DJVS).

20 July 2012

Spain’s Espiga Capital sells Invesa to Animedica

Spanish buyout house Espiga Capital has sold its stake in Invesa, the Madrid-based veterinary pharmaceutical product maker, to rival German trade buyer Animedica.

20 July 2012

Billionaire Apollo chief Leon Black signs new three year deal with firm

Leon Black Apollo Global Management - AltAssets Private Equity News Billionaire Apollo Global founder Leon Black has signed up to a new three-year deal as CEO of the private equity firm which will net him $100,000 a year.

20 July 2012

Europe’s Akina raises €173.5m fund of funds

European private equity advisor Akina has held an interim closing for its Euro Choice V fund on €173.5m.

20 July 2012

Doughty Hanson restructuring sets ball rolling for sixth fund $

Doughty Hanson’s restructuring has laid the groundwork for the UK mid-market private equity firm’s sixth fund, which is expected to launch before the end of the year.

20 July 2012

UK strengthens amidst gloomy global M&A outlook $

cogs_sq The UK is the only major M&A market with an increasing appetite for M&A activity, as-price to-earnings ratios look to have fallen this year.

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