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29 May 2012

Bridges nets stellar return from Hoxton Hotel check-out

HOX_EXTERIOR_3_sq Regional venture capital firm Bridges Ventures has sold its stake in The Hoxton Hotel to Ennismore Capital for around £70m.

29 May 2012

Huge growth inspires NEA investment in database company 10gen

New Enterprise Associates has joined a string of venture firms in a $42m financing deal for database provider 10gen.

29 May 2012

Goldman, P2 pick up Interline Brands in $1.1bn deal

plumbing_sq Goldman Sachs Capital Partners is leading a consortium in a $1.1bn deal for plumbing, cleaning and lighting product provider Interline Brands.

29 May 2012

BulkyPix aiming for next level following AXA PE investment

game-pad French buyout house AXA Private Equity has bought an equity stake in digital games publisher BulkyPix.

29 May 2012

THL takes steak in Brazilian market with $400m Fogo de Chao buy

news_steak_lrg Thomas H Lee Partners has branched into Brazil through the $400m purchase of the Fogo de Chao restaurant chain from the nation’s largest private equity firm, GP Investments.

29 May 2012

Hungary must relax tax rules, regulation to escape venture capital doldrums $

red-tape_lrg Hungary needs to relax tax rules and simplify regulation if it is to improve upon having among the lowest volume of venture backed deals in Europe, the country’s PE lobbying body has said.

29 May 2012

LPs demanding increased operational focus from MENA funds $

news_menaglobe_lrg Limited partners are increasingly demanding MENA-focused funds create value through operational change rather than leverage or multiple arbitrage, a new study from Harvard business school has shown.

29 May 2012

Hermes appoints head of investment Saker Nusseibeh as new CEO

saker nusseibeh Hermes - AltAssets private equity news London-based global asset manager Hermes has promoted its head of investment Saker Nusseibeh to chief executive.

29 May 2012

Blood & Gore’s Generation boosts GreenBytes with $12m B-round

GreenBytes, a developer of energy efficient data storage solutions has raised an additional $12m in Series B funding from Generation Investment Management, with participation from venture capital firm Battery Ventures and company management.

29 May 2012

Phoenix backs £25m CloserStill buyout from NVM

exhibition_sq UK mid-market buyout firm Phoenix Equity Partners has invested in business-to-business exhibition organiser CloserStill, in a deal which values the company at around £25m.

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