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20 July 2012

Singapore state tech research head joins Sequoia Capital India

Yinglan Tan Sequoia Capital India - AltAssets Private Equity News Sequoia Capital has hired the former head of Singapore’s state-backed National Research Foundation as a venture partner in its India arm.

20 July 2012

US cleantech company Harvest Power hits $125m for Series C

US clean technology company Harvest Power has sealed a $15m extension to its Series C financing round, bringing its Series C capital-raise to $125m in total

20 July 2012

Sentinel Capital Partners exits industrial company LTI Boyd

US lower mid-market firm Sentinel Capital Partners has sold portfolio company LTI Boyd, a manufacturer of custom engineered components for the heavy truck, recreational vehicle, enterprise electronics, off-highway, aerospace, and consumer electronics markets.

19 July 2012

Aureos invests $10m in Mexican clinical research company IFaB

Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Aureos Capital has invested $10m in Mexican clinical research organisation IFaB through its Latin America Fund.

19 July 2012

Highstar clinches $1.9bn Veolia US waste management unit

news_rubbish_lrg US infrastructure investor Highstar Capital has reached a deal to buy the US waste management division of Veolia Environnement for $1.9bn, as part of the French environmental services giant’s efforts to reduce its crippling debt burden.

19 July 2012

US weight loss company Obalon shapes up with $16.5m Series C

belly_fat_170sq Obalon Therapeutics, a medical technology company that is developing gastric balloon technology for weight loss, has closed a $16.5m Series C round.

19 July 2012

CapMan exits remaining stake in Tokmanni to Nordic Capital

alec-discount_lrg Listed Nordic and Russian mid cap investor CapMan has sold its remaining stake in Tokmanni, Finland’s largest discount store chain, to Stockholm-based private equity major Nordic Capital.

19 July 2012

Andreessen Horowitz leads $15m Firespotter funding round

Venture firm Andreessen Horowitz has led a $15m financing round for social media and communications company Firespotter Labs.

19 July 2012

Digital media group SAY scores $27m from NEA, Shea, Correlation

say_170sq Digital publishing group SAY Media has added $27m in funding led by new investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Shea Ventures and Correlation Ventures, as well as existing investors.

19 July 2012

Blackstone may not replace outgoing European private equity head Baratta $

Joe Baratta Blackstone - AltAssets Private Equity News Global buyout giant Blackstone may not replace outgoing European private equity head Joe Baratta following his promotion to a global role, president and COO Tony James has revealed.


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