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21 January 2013

BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners spins out to form Glennmont Partners $

The management team of green infrastructure investment firm BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners has spun out to create Glennmont Partners.

21 January 2013

Pantheon hires Andrea Echberg to head European infrastructure investments

Private equity and infrastructure fund investor Pantheon has appointed Andrea Echberg as partner and head of European infrastructure investments.

18 January 2013

Iris Capital backs $13.5m AppGratis financing round

mobile-touch Iris Capital has led a $13.5m financing round for app deals service AppGratis after the company topped $1m in monthly revenue.

18 January 2013

Siparex backs buyout of French livestock water trough business Sofilab

French private equity firm Siparex has teamed up with Somfy Participations to buy a majority stake in livestock water trough company Sofilab.

18 January 2013

Former Actis dealmaker’s Catalyst fund seals second investment

chai bora_sq Catalyst Principal Partners, the East African private equity firm set up by former Actis dealmaker Paul Kavuma, has sealed its second investment by buying a controlling stake in Tanzanian packaged tea company Chai Bora.

18 January 2013

Samsung Ventures leads $22.5m OpenX Software investment

Samsung Venture Investment Corp has led a $22.5m Series E financing round for digital and mobile advertising company OpenX Software.

18 January 2013

Grey Mountain Partners makes Ben Ault managing director

Colorado-based private equity firm Grey Mountain Partners has promoted Ben Ault to managing director following his “outstanding contribution” to the firm’s growth.

18 January 2013

London’s Ballpark Ventures leads $500,000 round for LoopMe

loopme_sq Ballpark Ventures, the European venture firm co-founded by Reuters Venture Capital founder John Taysom, has led a consortium of super angels and VCs in a $500,000 funding round for London-based mobile ad company LoopMe.

18 January 2013

TSG Consumer Partners picks up Planet Fitness

TSG Consumer Partners has invested in low-price gym chain Planet Fitness to expand its US-based operations.

18 January 2013

Dutch infrastructure investor DIF on target for €750m fundraise $

Dutch fund manager DIF will hold a third close of its fourth fund, DIF Infrastructure III, within the next week and said it is confident of hitting its hard cap before the end of the first quarter.


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