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10 October 2012

Edison Ventures makes 6x return through Octagon Research exit

lightbulb_lrg Industry veteran Edison Ventures has made a six times return on its investment by selling Octagon Research Solutions to Accenture.

10 October 2012

Danish early stage investor Sunstone leads €3.3m round for Freespee

nikolaj-nyholm_sq Copenhagen-based early stage investor Sunstone Capital has led a €3.3m financing round for Freespee, a European company that specialises in call-based advertising technology and services.

10 October 2012

Blackstone, Affinity could bid for Australian chicken farmer Ingham

Blackstone Group and Affinity Equity Partners are reported to have expressed an interest in buying Australia’s largest poultry producer Ingham, in a deal that could be worth as much as $1.4bn.

10 October 2012

Golden Gate, Blum complete $2bn Collective Brands take-private

collective-brands_sq A consortium comprising Golden Gate Capital, Blum Capital Partners and Wolverine Worldwide have successfully taken New York-listed fashion retailer Collective Brands private in a $2bn deal.

10 October 2012

Everstone, India Value Fund take on Riverside for Spykar Lifestyle

Spykar jeans - AltAssets Private Equity News Everstone Capital and India Value Fund are reported to be lining up alongside international private equity firms for a controlling stake in Indian denim brand Spykar Lifestyle.

10 October 2012

Former big tobacco heavyweight William Campbell joins New Silk Route

William Campbell New Silk Route - AltAssets Private Equity News Asia-focused growth capital investor New Silk Route has brought in former big tobacco heavyweight William Campbell as an advisor.

10 October 2012

HIG Capital bolsters New York team with former JH Whitney hire

Global mid-market buyout house HIG Capital has hired Peter Gudwin, a former vice president at Connecticut private equity firm JH Whitney, as an associate.

10 October 2012

Austin Ventures, Vulcan Capital join $55m Calxeda financing round

Calxeda big data storage - AltAssets Private Equity News Austin Ventures and Vulcan Capital have become new investors in Calxeda following a $55m financing round in low-power data centre provider.

10 October 2012

Moulton invests in litigation specialist Manolete Partners

moulton_170sq UK private equity veteran Jon Moulton is reported to have made a personal investment in Manolete Partners, a litigation specialist focused on the UK insolvency market.

10 October 2012

Accel leads $40m financing for

Global venture investor Accel Partners has led a $40m Series C funding round for European holiday rental website

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