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26 April 2012

Positive result for Arsenal in selling battery component supplier Novolyte $

news_mobilebattery_lrg Arsenal Capital Partners has made more than four times its initial investment by selling lithium ion battery component supplier Novolyte to BASF.

26 April 2012

Opportunity knocks for Nauta in closing $4.5m TAPTAP funding round

mobile-touch Early-stage venture investor Nauta Capital has helped close a $4.5m financing round for Spanish mobile advertising network TAPTAP Networks.

26 April 2012

Norway’s Incitia Ventures invests in Campadre Scandinavia $

Norwegian growth investor Incitia Ventures has taken a big bet on the nascent Nordic members-only online sales market after making an SEK20m ($3m) investment in Campadre Scandinavia.

26 April 2012

Revenues down at Evercore amid delay in closing deals

graph-down Delayed deal closing produced “disappointing” first quarter results for Evercore Partners as revenues dropped almost $6m.

26 April 2012

US semiconductor company SiOnyx seeks further $9m in venture capital $

US cleantech start-up SiOnyx has raised $6.88m of a $16m venture funding round.

26 April 2012

Accell Group buys UK bike designer Raleigh from Perseus Partners, others

bike The private equity backers of British bicycle designer Raleigh have sold the company to Dutch cycle giant Accell Group.

26 April 2012

Vendis Capital takes bite into organic pet food provider Yarrah

pet-food5_sq European consumer-focused private equity firm Vendis Capital has bought a stake in Dutch cat and dog food provider Yarrah Organic Petfood.

26 April 2012

Grant Rasmussen launches new Canadian private equity firm GreatWave

Former UBS Canada head Grant Rasmussen has launched his own Canadian-focused private equity firm called GreatWave Capital.

26 April 2012

Carlyle Group brings out the big guns as it hits halfway point in IPO roadshow

gun-mortar Carlyle Group’s three founders have all taken to the road to drum up support ahead of the firm’s long-awaited IPO.

26 April 2012

JC Flowers chairman skips the US for London amid new investment focus

Veteran private equity investor Christopher Flowers has moved from the US to London to take advantage of new investment opportunities in Europe.


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