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18 April 2013

DN Capital hires Imran Akram as principal

imran Venture capital firm DN Capital has brought Growth Partners Europe founder Imran Akram on board as a principal to focus on growth equity deals in the software and digital media sectors.

18 April 2013

Lyceum Capital-backed Access Group inks another bolt-on

Lyceum Capital-backed Access Group has acquired SaaS-based staff planner and team management solution TeamSeer.

18 April 2013

Blackstone sees 2.1x private equity returns in 2012 $

Buyout giant Blackstone achieved record financial results in 2012 largely due to the solid performance of its private equity portfolio, which benefited from an improved exit environment.

18 April 2013

London Business Angels invests £1m into 6 UK tech companies in April

UK investment network London Business Angels (LBA) invested £1m in the first week of April 2013 into six SMEs alongside other co-investment of approximately £4.5m.

18 April 2013

US private equity industry highlights pension fund role $

US private equity group the Private Equity Growth Capital Council has sought to garner support for an under-fire industry by highlighting the “significant role” it plays in delivering investment returns to the country’s pension funds.

18 April 2013

European venture capital funds need to look for new investors, says EVCA $

New regulations passed in the aftermath of the financial crisis have hit the venture capital industry, making it difficult for firms to raise funds that are desperately needed by innovative firms to develop.

18 April 2013

London’s biggest pension fund hires industry veterans, names deputy chairman

Merrick Cockell LPFA London’s largest pension scheme provider has hired a trio of industry veterans to its board and made local government expert Sir Merrick Cockell deputy chairman.

18 April 2013

Highland continues smaller fundraise strategy amid choppy markets

US venture firm Highland Capital Partners plans to continue raising smaller funds following the financial crash after launching a $400m-targeting ninth vehicle.

18 April 2013

Electra Partners backs CALA acquisition with £13.4m

real estate2_lrg Private equity firm Electra Partners has participated in the acquisition of premium home builder CALA Group by Patron Capital Partners and Legal & General by contributing £13.4m.

18 April 2013

IFC hits halfway point for $1bn Global Infrastructure fundraise $

building site construction The WorldBank’s emerging markets investor IFC has hit the halfway stage for its $1bn-targeting infrastructure fund, AltAssets has learned.

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