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22 March 2012

Seventure, Lundbeckfond lead €5m investment in Enterome

Seventure and Lundbeckfond Ventures have co-led a €5m investment into chronic disease medicine company Enterome.

22 March 2012

Forsyth seals NY-listed Baldwin Technology take-private

US mid-market private equity firm Forsyth Capital has completed its take-private buy-out of New York-listed Baldwin Technology, which provides process automation technology for the print media industry.

22 March 2012

London social gambling game company Plumbee inks Idinvest funding

Parisian venture capital firm Idinvest Partners has led a $2.8m financing round for Plumbee, a social media-based online gambling game company that launched its first product on Facebook today.

22 March 2012

Latin America booming through limitations in other emerging marketsp

south-america-map Latin America is becoming a powerhouse of private equity as it lacks China’s opacity, India’s over-regulation and Russia’s corruption, the head of the regions private equity body LAVCA has said.

22 March 2012

India’s Helion Venture Partners raises $255m for third fund

Indian venture capital firm Helion Venture Partners has raised $255m for its latest fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

22 March 2012

Sweden halts “aggressive” private equity firms’ tax avoidance loophole

loophole-rope Private equity firms have been targeted by the Swedish government as it closed a $1bn tax loophole following outrage at their profits in the healthcare sector.

22 March 2012

PremjiInvest invests in Tata retail arm Trent Ltd

new-delhi_lrg PremjiInvest, the private equity vehicle of Wipro tycoon Azim Premji, has bought up almost half of the recently tabled shares in Trent Ltd, the retail unit of Indian conglomerate Tata Group.

22 March 2012

Highland Capital takes on Terrell for business development

ARTIS-TERRELL_sq Dallas-based alternative asset manager Highland Capital Management has hired former Williams Capital Group principal Artis Terrell Jr as a director of business development.

22 March 2012

Aussie turnaround firm Helmsman eyes A$200m target for Fund III

Australian special situations firm Helmsman Capital, which began as a joint venture between Macquarie and KPMG, has hit the fundraising trail for an A$200m ($207m) fund.

22 March 2012

Morgan Stanley PE Asia invests $300m in Tianhe Chemical

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia has sealed the largest investment from its third fund after buying a $300m stake in Chinese chemical heavyweight Tianhe, in a deal that will enable the business to expand into the US and Europe.

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