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12 March 2013

Bids for PE-backed Hilding Anders, SF cinemas expected this week

Buyout activity in the Nordic region is reportedly on the rise with some large private equity-backed businesses expected to receive offers next week.

12 March 2013

VantagePoint Capital leads $15m round for data analytics specialist

Venture capital firm VantagePoint Capital Partners has led a $15m Series D financing round for San Francisco-based analytics software specialist Evolv.

12 March 2013

Enterprise Ventures re-ups in Xeros through £10m funding round

P Enterprise Ventures and Entrepreneurs Fund were among investors backing a £10m financing round for UK-based green washing machine company Xeros.

12 March 2013

KKR raising consortium to challenge rival buyout group for Life Technologies

Life Technologies US buyout giant KKR could raise a rival private equity consortium to challenge in the bidding for biotech tools group Life Technologies, it is understood.

12 March 2013

Oxford Capital nets up to 76% IRR from Arieso exit

exit 15_sq UK venture firm Oxford Capital has made the third profitable exit from its Gateway fund by selling network optimisation specialist Arieso to JDSU for $85m for a 4.7 times return.

12 March 2013

Oxford Capital Infrastructure Fund nears £30m final close $

oxford_sq UK venture firm Oxford Capital is on the verge of closing its second infrastructure fund, which is set to hit a final close before the end of March, AltAssets has learned.

12 March 2013

Blackstone could break £1bn mark for Ribena, Lucozade bidding

Lucozade US private equity firm Blackstone is reportedly eyeing a £1bn-plus bid to take soft drink brands Ribena and Lucozade from owner GlaxoSmithKline.

12 March 2013

Edison Ventures invests $9.5m in IT firm Lincor Solutions

Venture capital firm Edison Ventures has invested $9.5m in digital point of care service delivery provider Lincor Solutions to support its ongoing expansion into the US.

12 March 2013

RJD-backed Harrington Brooks makes two bolt-on acquisitions

graingerr UK-based private equity firm RJD Partners has backed portfolio company Harrington Brooks to make two bolt-on acquisitions.

12 March 2013

LPs navigate routes into infrastructure investment $

Despite many institional investors choosing to make direct deals in infrastructure, allocating to funds offers an opportunity to grow understanding of the sector, according to one limited partner.


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