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11 March 2013

Mid-market valuations remain stable despite European M&A decline $

Mid-market valuations in the eurozone remain stable at 6.3 times EBITDA, despite M&A activity being at an historically low level for 2012.

11 March 2013

Ingenious agrees investment partnership with corporate venture firm Zag

Ingenious Ventures, the private equity division of investment and advisory group Ingenious, has agreed a strategic investment partnership with Zag, the corporate venturing arm of global advertising agency BBH.

11 March 2013

Abraaj, PIF co-invest in Palestinian toy and game maker Anoud

Anoud Alphabet Safari Middle East private equity giant The Abraaj Group has used its Palestine Growth Capital Fund to back Arabic educational games and toy company Anoud Games.

11 March 2013

Corporate VC BMW i Ventures inks fifth strategic investment

The venture capital arm of car giant BMW has made a strategic investment in mobile app company Life360.

11 March 2013

Hostess cake arm draws interest from Silver Point, Hurst Capital

Twinkies Hostess Hostess Brands’ creditor Silver Point Capital and hedge fund Hurst Capital are reportedly interested in acquiring its cake brands including Twinkies.

8 March 2013

Content Partners buys 50% stake in CSI from Goldman Sachs

csi Goldman Sachs has sold its 50 per cent stake in the television franchise CSI for what was reported to be $400m to Content Partners.

8 March 2013

Advent International principal Gomez quits to join US Senate race

gomez Boston-headquartered buyout house Advent International has confirmed that principal Gabriel Gomez has resigned to run for the US Senate.

8 March 2013

German tech investment from venture firms fell 5.8% in 2012 $

german flag 2_sq Venture Capital investment in German tech companies fell by almost six per cent last year according to a joint study by the country’s private equity association and BITKOM.

8 March 2013

Perella Weinberg Partners launches lower mid-market fund

new york 5_sq US investment group Perella Weinberg Partners has launched its third private equity fund, PWP Growth Equity, to invest in growth companies in the lower mid-market.

8 March 2013

Alven Capital says latest fund nearing €120m hard cap

Paris-based investment firm Alven Capital has said that it is on the brink of a final close on their fund Alven Capital IV, which is very close to its hard cap of €120m.

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