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10 May 2013

BDC Venture Capital expands programme to help Canadian SMEs break into US

BDC Venture Capital strategic partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to expand the Canadian Technology Accelerator programme in the US.

9 May 2013

HIG Capital launches second Europe fund with €760m target $

HIG Capital’s European arm is back in the fundraising market targeting €760m for its second fund dedicated to the continent.

9 May 2013

Homebrew launches debut venture fund with bigger than expected target

San Francisco-based venture capital firm Homebrew has launched its debut venture fund with a higher than expected target amid favourable conditions for venture fundraisings, AltAssets has learned.

9 May 2013

Oaktree-backed Acorn in merger talks with Prime Office

Real estate company Prime Office has opened merger talks with private equity firm Oaktree-backed rival German Acorn with a virew to complete a deal before the end of the year.

9 May 2013

Blackstone hires former Boeing Defense CEO as senior advisor

Jim Albaugh - BCA President & CEOK64770 Buyout major Blackstone has strengthened its team by appointing former Boeing Defense CEO Jim Albaugh as senior advisor to focus on investments in the defence and aerospace sector.

9 May 2013

VC-backed Israeli GPS developer Waze in $1bn Facebook talks

Venture-backed Israeli GPS navigation company Waze could be acquired for up to $1bn by Facebook, according to reports.

9 May 2013

Key Capital supports bolt-on for logistics recruiter Templine Employment Agency

UK private equity firm Key Capital Partners has backed logistics recruitment company Templine Employment Agency’s acquisition of A&A Recruitment.

9 May 2013

F&C targets over €200m after first close of European mid-market fund of funds $

UK asset manager F&C has revealed it was looking to exceed its previous mid-market fund of funds with at least €200m, broadening its investor base to North America

9 May 2013

Carlyle sees PE fund management, performance fees drop in first quarter $

dc Listed buyout major Carlyle reported a sharp decline in private equity fund management and performance fees in the first quarter and updated investors on its new flagship $10bn fund.

9 May 2013

Darby Private Equity invests in Brazil’s Alta Rail Technology

Emerging markets investor Darby Private Equity has invested $15m in Alta Rail Technology, a Brazilian supplier of railroad technology products and services.

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