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15 March 2012

General Atlantic leads $60m Series D for cloud tech company Appirio

Global growth investor General Atlantic has led a $60m Series D financing round for Appirio, a services provider that helps businesses operate through cloud technology.

15 March 2012

SCM expands Asian presence with new Korean office

Swiss fund of funds Strategic Capital Management has further expanded its Asian presence by opening a new office in Seoul, Korea.

15 March 2012

Embattled LMS looks to return money to investors by year end

LMS Capital, the beleaguered private equity firm currently in the process of winding down, has said that it aims to return capital to its investors by the end of the year.

15 March 2012

NEA, Telefonica Digital in $35m Boku financing round

mobile-touch New Enterprise Associates and Telefonica Digital are among investors in a $35m financing round for online mobile payment company Boku.

15 March 2012

Morgan Stanley ready to invest in Mexican energy sector

Morgan Stanley’s private equity arm is ready to tap into the relatively untouched Mexican energy market after hiring the former director general of Petróleos Mexicanos as an advisor.

15 March 2012

HarbourVest posts third consecutive monthly NAV rise

HarbourVest Private Equity, the listed fund of funds arm of HarbourVest Partners, has seen its NAV rise for the third consecutive month in a row.

15 March 2012

YFM backs management buy-in of UK HR supplier Selima

selima-management YFM Equity Partners has backed the management buy-in of payroll and HR supplier Selima in a £2m deal.

15 March 2012

Infrastructure grows in appeal for institutional investorsp

Limited partners seeking a more flexible risk-return profile for their investments are increasing their exposure to a maturing infrastructure asset class. The sector has grown in recent years, and is no longer seen as a wholly risky investment, according to Andrew Chapman, pension investment manager at UK retail group John Lewis Partnership.

15 March 2012

Private equity appoints interim managers for turnaround strategiesp

parachute_sq Private equity firms are increasingly hiring interim managers into their British portfolio businesses to implement turnaround strategies, particularly in the retail sector, in a bid to manage debt levels and boost profitability.

15 March 2012

Westbridge, Beaubridge agree investment in Energist

Westbridge Capital and Beaubridge have invested in medical beauty treatment company Energist Group.


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