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21 March 2012

Blackberry VC fund manager ATP re-brands, gears up for $150m fund

ATP Capital, the manager of JLA Ventures, Clairmont Capital and the venture capital arm of mobile giant BlackBerry, has re-branded itself as Relay Ventures and opened a new office in Silicon Valley, as it gears up to launch a new $150m fund that will target opportunities in the mobile computing space.

21 March 2012

Physic aims to cook up perfect recipe through $6m Yummly funding

cook-mixing-bowl Physic Ventures has led a $6m Series A financing round in recipe search engine

21 March 2012

Carlyle reignites Japanese glass maker AvanStrate IPO

Global buy-out major Carlyle has reignited plans to list AvanStrate, a Japanese maker of glass used for liquid crystal displays for televisions, computers and mobile phones, in a bid to take advantage of the recent rally in the Tokyo stock market.

21 March 2012

Scramble to emulate Brazil successes boosts South American fundraisingp

Private equity firms swarming into Brazil on the back of others’ successes caused a record $10.3bn of fundraising in South America in 2011.

21 March 2012

Advent, LLR-backed teen discount retailer Five Below plans IPO

Private equity-backed discount chain Five Below has hired part of an underwriting team in advance of an IPO, it is understood.

21 March 2012

Apollo Global grabs Irish credit card business from Bank of America

Apollo Global Management has expanded its credit business by buying Bank of America's Irish credit card business.

21 March 2012

Doughty Hanson’s Norit files for $200m US IPO

Norit, a water purification business backed by British private equity firm Doughty Hanson, has filed to raise $200m in an initial public offering of its common stock.

21 March 2012

LongueVue Capital closes second fund on $175m

US mid-market investor LongueVue Capital is gearing up for a new investment period after closing its second fund on $175m.

21 March 2012

OpenView smashes fundraising target to close $200m fund

Expansion-stage venture capital firm OpenView Venture Partners has closed its third fund on $200m, exceeding its target by $50m.

21 March 2012

Cipio exits Israeli semiconductor company BroadLight to Broadcom

server_lrg Cipio Partners, a direct secondary investment firm with offices in Luxembourg, Munich and San Jose, has agreed to sell Israeli PON chip maker BroadLight to Nasdaq-listed semiconductor giant Broadcom Corp.

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