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20 March 2012

Saudi bank-backed Eastgate completes Fabeks Diş Ticaret purchase

clothes-scarves Eastgate Capital, the investment arm of Saudi Bank NCB, has completed its growth capital investment in Turkish clothing retailer Fabeks Diş Ticaret.

20 March 2012

Advent International pulls out of GlobeOp takeover talksp

Global buy-out firm Advent International has said it will not proceed with an offer for London-based hedge fund administrator GlobeOp following a rival offer from SS&C, leaving the US financial software provider and TPG Capital in line for the business.

20 March 2012

Solis buys stake in IT process automation software company gen-E

server_lrg Lower mid-market private equity firm Solis Capital Partners has invested in global IT process automation software company gen-E.

20 March 2012

Williams Partners extends shale business, makes $2.5bn CEM purchase

shale Williams Partners has bought Marcellus shale gatherer and processor Caiman Eastern Midstream (CEM) for $2.5bn amid further moves to expand its shale mining operation.

20 March 2012

Sentica makes 2.5x return selling radio frequency ID specialist Idesco

Finnish private equity investor Sentica has reaped an almost 2.5 times return on investment by selling radio frequency identification (RFID) specialist Idesco Oy to Lagercrantz.

20 March 2012

Foresight takes stake in UK diagnostics group Biofortuna

dna_lrg UK venture capital trust manager Foresight Group has completed a growth capital investment of £1.25m in Biofortuna, a British molecular diagnostics company.

20 March 2012

Iris leads $15m financing of myThings using new Orange-Publicis funds

orange_lrg Iris Capital has made its first investment from the newly launched Orange-Publicis venture funds by leading a $15m financing of display ad solutions company myThings.

20 March 2012

Intel joins $21m round for Swedish gaze technology company Tobii

The venture capital arm of semiconductor chip making giant Intel has joined a $21m financing round for Swedish eye tracking technology company Tobii, which makes it possible for computers to know where users are looking.

20 March 2012

SVG defeats shareholder revolt to pass new investment strategyp

vote-cross-x A planned revolt by shareholders of SVG Capital has been defeated by the firm as it passed a pair of resolutions for its new reinvestment strategy this afternoon.

20 March 2012

Seattle’s Lakeside Capital closes $240m mid-market mezz fund

Seattle-based mezzanine debt provider Lakeside Capital Management has closed its second mid-market focused mezzanine capital investment fund, GMB Mezzanine Capital II, with commitments of $240m.

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