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4 July 2013

Apollo breaks halfway point for latest mega fund, could push to $15bn

T Private equity giant Apollo Global Management is reportedly more than halfway to its $12bn target for its latest mega-buyout fund after holding a $6.8bn first close.

4 July 2013

Halder agrees MBO for hamburger and hot dog bun maker Wback Group

hot dog Frankfurt-based private equity firm Halder has sealed its second deal since bringing on board ex-Blackstone dealmaker Hanns Ostmeier by purchasing hamburger and hot dog bun maker Wback Group.

4 July 2013

EBRD backs €75m Western Balkans renewable energy fund

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy throughthe newly-launched €75m Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Financing Facility II fund.

4 July 2013

Californian solar company Sungevity secures $15m from GE Ventures

California-based solar leasing company Sungevity has received $15m in new equity financing, including an investment from GE Ventures.

4 July 2013

Northstar Capital launches new mezzanine fund as $488m fifth fund empties $

Debt and equity-focused private equity firm Northstar Capital has pulled in $40m for a new mezzanine vehicle as its $488m fifth fund comes close to being fully invested.

4 July 2013

Key Capital-backed Dwell saved from administration by founder

Private equity-backed UK furniture retailer Dwell has been rescued from administration by founder Aamir Ahmad, who left the business last year.

4 July 2013

Venture capital-backed YuMe eyes $65m IPO

Venture capital-backed video advertising technology group YuMe is looking to raise $65m via an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Needham and Company and Piper Jaffray are acting as bookrunners for the listing, according to a document filed with US securities regulators. The company said it will use proceeds for[...]

4 July 2013

MBK Partners nears $2.6bn hard cap for biggest-ever buyout fund

S Asia-Pacific focused buyout house MBK Partners is reportedly nearing the $2.6bn hard cap for its biggest-ever buyout fund thanks to massive oversubscription.

4 July 2013

AMP Capital acquires 42% stake in New Zealand’s Powerco

Australian fund manager AMP Capital has agreed to acquire Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’ 42 per cent stake in New Zealand-based electricity and gas distribution business Powerco for NZ$525m.

4 July 2013

Japanese game developer Mutations Studio seals $2.2m backing

Mutations Studio KDDI Open Innovation Fund is the latest backer of a JPY230m ($2.2m) investment in Japanese game developer Mutations Studio.


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