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23 April 2013

India’s Coffee Day looks for $100m private equity injection

Bangalore based café operator Coffee Day Group is reportedly preparing to raise a further $100m of private equity capital on top of the $200m it received in 2010.

23 April 2013

Polaris Partners hires Tim Kilgallon as CEO-in-residence

Tim Kilgallon Venture capital firm Polaris Partners has hired the director of portfolio company Athletes’ Performance as CEO-in-residence.

23 April 2013

Riverstone, Trilantic team up for Trail Ridge deal as fund closes loom

T Private equity firms Riverstone Holdings and Trilantic Capital have teamed up to invest in oil and gas exploration company Trail Ridge as both eye final closes for their multibillion-dollar fundraises.

23 April 2013

Avalon teams up with GSK to launch up to ten life science companies

Californian venture capital firm Avalon Ventures has partnered pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline to launch up to ten life science companies in San Diego.

23 April 2013

US tech sectors hit by venture capital slowdown $

The US software industry saw an increase in venture capital funding in the first quarter of 2013, despite a wider fall in quarterly investment activity.

23 April 2013

Crescent Capital soars past $2.5bn mezzanine fund target $

Crescent Capital Group has beaten its $2.5bn target for its first fund since spinning out of TCW Group two years ago.

23 April 2013

Warburg Pincus inks Poland’s largest private equity deal in 2013 with INEA investment

Warburg Pincus has sealed the largest private equity deal in Poland so far this year with the strategic minority investment in cable operator INEA.

23 April 2013

Motilal Oswal’s Ghosh leaves to launch $50m Indian fund

Somak Ghosh Motilal Oswal Private Equity Advisors’ co-chief executive Somak Ghosh has reportedly parted ways with the firm to launch his own $50m fund to make early stage investments in India.

23 April 2013

Blackstone’s Tony James returns to Credit Suisse to grab secondary assets

Credit Suisse is the latest major financial institution to hive off some of its private equity interests after agreeing to sell its dedicated secondaries business to alternative asset giant Blackstone.

23 April 2013

Jacana Partners hires Shaun Collyer as chief investment officer

collyer Jacana Partners has boosted its investment team by naming private equity veteran Shaun Collyer as its inaugural chief investment officer ahead of its planned expansion in Africa.

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