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11 March 2013

Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures leads $8m round for Nipendo

Israeli software firm Nipendo has raised $8m in a Series B round led by Horizons Ventures to expand to the US.

11 March 2013

Apax Partners MidMarket to sell European cable operators

Apax Partners MidMarket has agreed to sell the two cable operators held by its portfolio company Codilink.

11 March 2013

Waste heat tech company Alphabet Energy inks $16m Series B

Waste heat technology company Alphabet Energy has closed a $16m Series B round led by Calgary investment firm Encana.

11 March 2013

UK mid-market firm NorthEdge Capital bolsters regional team

rowley UK private equity firm NorthEdge Capital has appointed Tom Rowley as an investment manager in its Leeds office to make the most of its “massive potential” in that region.

11 March 2013

UK government provides £3.7m for healthcare R&D investment

The UK government is to dish out £3.7m to fund businesses developing photonics technologies for the healthcare sector.

11 March 2013

Hanover Portfolio buys Israeli IP specialist Aviva Companies

Intellectual property investor Hanover Portfolio Acquisitions has signed a letter of intent to buy The Aviva Companies Corporation to increase its access to Israel.

11 March 2013

Sovereign wealth funds target real estate in search of diversification $

As global sovereign wealth funds seek to diversify their portfolios there has been a 30 per cent increase in real estate deals, with investments hitting $10bn over the past twelve months.

11 March 2013

Neo Innovation launches venture fund for internet startups

San Francisco-headquartered software design and development group Neo Innovation has launched the Neo Lean venture fund to target early stage internet companies.

11 March 2013

Temasek to pay over €600m for stake in CVC’s Evonik Industries

German chemicals company Evonik , which is backed by private equity firm CVC Capital, is to sell a five per cent stake to Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek.

11 March 2013

CalSTRS moderates approach to green investment space $

Back in 2004, the California State Teachers' Retirement System tasked its private equity team to explore cleantech and renewable energy investments as a strategic interest for the fund.

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