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2 April 2013

IK Investment Partners’ to sell KWC, part of Hansa Group

IK Investment Partners’ has agreed the sale of KWC, part of the Hansa Group, to Swiss-based kitchen specialist Franke. The financial details of the sale were not disclosed.

2 April 2013

Bridgepoint backs dental care specialist Oasis Healthcare

tooth teeth scan medical healthcare Mid-market private equity firm Bridgepoint has bought dental care services provider Oasis Healthcare to expand its access to a £7bn market.

2 April 2013

American Capital inks $414m CLO deal

Nasdaq-listed American Capital has closed on the sale of $414m of collateralised loan obligation bonds.

1 April 2013

Wastewater treatment company PTG inks $5m Series A

Wastewater disinfection company Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), has closed $5m in Series A financing.

1 April 2013

Latin America’s Quasar Ventures launches with Emergence Capital cornerstone

Latin American investment firm Quasar Ventures has launched with a $5.4m investment from a group of strategic backers led by Silicon Valley venture capital fund Emergence Capital Partners.

1 April 2013

Brazil’s investment fundamentals still solid, despite growing pains $

In the past two years Brazil’s growth trajectory has levelled off, and is struggling to match that of its BRIC peers, however its fundamentals remain solid, and continue to prove attractive to those investors that truly understand the region.

1 April 2013

US seed investor 500 Startups establishes New York base

San Francisco-based incubator and seed investor 500 Startups has opened a New York base for its portfolio companies as it bolsters its team and promotes resident attorney George Kellerman as partner.

29 March 2013

Carlyle raises $623m for second CLO fund for 2013

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has closed a $623m collateralised loan obligation fund, the firm’s second new-issue CLO of the year.

29 March 2013

Brazil’s Performa Investimentos raises $85m for LatAm VC fund

Brazilian Investment Firm Performa Investimentos has held a first closing of its Latin America-focused sustainable technology fundo n $85m.

29 March 2013

French private equity industry gets behind sustainable development

In a bid to reinforce its role as an active and responsible contributor to the promotion of sustainable development for businesses, French private equity association AFIC has created a dedicated ESG committee.


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