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3 June 2013

Mobile app developer Canvas adds $4m in VC backing from Osage, Motorola

Canvas, a provider of mobile apps for businesses, has closed a $4m Series C funding round led by early stage-focused Osage Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors including corporate investment firm Motorola Solutions Venture Capital.

3 June 2013

Long River Ventures seeks $40m for latest venture capital fund $

Venture capital firm Long River Ventures has launched its fourth fund, which is targeting $40m, AltAssets has learned.

3 June 2013

First Reserve hires 30-year veteran Robert Hanna to infrastructure investment team

Global energy investor First Reserve has expanded the firm’s base of asset managers with the addition of 30-year industry veteran Robert Hanna.

3 June 2013

EMPEA names Robert van Zwieten as president and CEO

The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association has named Robert van Zwieten as the organisation’s next president and CEO.

3 June 2013

KKR, Goldman-backed Kion Group to go public

Private equity-backed forklift manufacturer Kion Group is preparing for an IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

3 June 2013

Energy efficiency company 4energy raises £7m from British Gas, VC firms

UK utility British Gas has led a £7m equity round by into telecoms and data centre efficiency company 4energy with investment from existing venture capital backer the Environmental Technologies Fund.

3 June 2013

Rio Tinto shortlists bidders for Iron Ore Co of Canada stake

Mining giant Rio Tinto has reportedly put together a short list of six bidders for Canadian iron ore miner Iron Ore Co of Canada, which has drawn interest from private equity firm Blackstone.

3 June 2013

Terra Firma-backed Deutsche Annington eyes July IPO

Private equity firm Terra Forma-backed residential property group Deutsche Annington is reportedly planning a stock market flotation around July 4.

3 June 2013

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners hits $1bn mark for fifth fund $

Private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has raised more than $1bn for its fifth fund, almost on par with the $1.1bn fourth fund it raised in 2008.

3 June 2013

Hong Kong technology investor Ardent Capital seals venture capital backing

Hong Kong-based technology investor Ardent Capital has closed funding from US technology investor Siemer Ventures alongside corporate venture capital firms Recruit Strategic Partners and GMO Venture Partners.


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