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10 October 2012

Endeavour Capital invests $25m in consumer credit provider Genesis

Oregon-based private equity firm Endeavour Capital has made a $25m minority investment in consumer credit company Genesis Financial Solutions.

10 October 2012

UK oil & gas staffing sector defies wider human capital gloom $

Oil and gas staffing companies are continuing to defy the cyclical nature of the wider human capital market and attracting strong exit multiples for their private equity owners, as evidenced by Graphite Capital and Palatine’s recent exits.

9 October 2012

Advent to carve out Cytec coating resins unit for $1.15bn

brussels-night_sq Global buyout giant Advent International has agreed to buy the coating resins arm of New York-listed Cytec Industries for $1.15bn.

9 October 2012

Google-backed VenturEast readies second India VC fund $

India-focused venture capital firm VenturEast has said it will launch a second technology-focused fund in the next six months after bringing on ex-Draper Fisher Jurvetson venture partner Sateesh Andra.

9 October 2012

Denmark’s Polaris hires ex KKR associate as investment director

Danish buyout house Polaris Private Equity has taken on former KKR associate Michael Pontoppidan Frost as an investment director.

9 October 2012

YFM doubles its money on Primal Pictures sale to Informa

YFM Equity Partners has doubled it money after selling its stake in Primal Pictures, a company that publishes interactive 3D models of the human anatomy, to the UK arm of London-listed international publishing company Informa.

9 October 2012

VC fundraising streak continues with new Trinity Ventures vehicle $

Venture capital continued its strong fundraising streak for 2012 with the news Trinity Ventures is targeting $325m for its eleventh investment vehicle.

9 October 2012

Private equity-backed buyouts hit $71.6bn for Q3 $

The 681 private equity-backed buyout deals announced in Q3 2012 raised a total of $71.6bn, a nine per cent increase from the $65.9bn in deals in the previous quarter and a 77 per cent increase from the $40.3bn in Q1 2012.

9 October 2012

London’s Izurium Capital invests $30m in Emailvision

London-based Izurium Capital has made a $30m investment in Emailvision, a British company that specialises in customer intelligence and marketing automation.

9 October 2012

Actis closes second African real estate fund on $278m

London-based emerging markets investor Actis has closed its second African real estate fund with commitments of $278m.

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