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4 February 2013

IDG Ventures India markets second early-stage tech fund $

The Indian arm of global venture capital firm IDG Ventures is in the market with its second fund, which will target early-stage technology investments in India.

4 February 2013

Infrastructure investment giant Alinda Capital makes Alex Black partner

Alinda Capital Partners, the world’s largest independently-owned infrastructure investment firm, has made managing director Alex Black a partner.

4 February 2013

Apax spin-off Altium continues global push with Allegro tie-up $

Phil Adams 2 altium_sq Altium Capital has formed a strategic partnership with Indian investment bank Allegro Advisors in a bid to expand its presence in the region, marking the Apax corporate finance spin-off’s second such relationship to be announced this year.

1 February 2013

TakeLessons inks $4m venture capital round

TakeLessons, an online service marketplace for music lessons in the US, has completed a $4m round of venture capital financing, bringing the total investment into the company to more than $12m.

1 February 2013

Primary Capital nets stellar return on sale of Napier Turbochargers

napier_sq Primary Capital has sold British engineering business Napier Turbochargers to New York-listed trade buyer Wabtec Corp, delivering a stellar return for investors in the lower mid-market buyout firm’s third fund.

1 February 2013

GVC Gaesco venture capital arm launches second fund

barcelona-2_sq VenturCap, the venture capital arm of Spanish financial services group GVC Gaesco, has launched its second investment fund targeting investments in e-commerce, software and healthcare.

1 February 2013

Dutch banking group SNS Reaal nationalises as private equity backing falls through

Netherlands banking group SNS Reaal has been nationalised after the country’s Finance Ministry failed to secure private equity investment.

1 February 2013

US technology giant Dell nears buyout deal

US technology giant Dell is reportedly nearing a deal to sell itself to a consortium led by founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake, which could be announced as soon as Monday.

1 February 2013

Unigestion adds former GIC head of strategy to Singapore team

Alternative asset manager Unigestion has appointed Aje Kumar Saigal to its board of directors in Singapore as non-executive director. Saigal is a former managing director and head of strategy at sovereign wealth fund GIC.

1 February 2013

Standardisation needed in LP reporting to drive industry efficiency $

While the private equity industry has taken great strides in improving its transparency and reporting, in a tough market both LPs and GPs are seeking ways to make their operations more efficient.

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