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29 October 2013

JPMorgan, Religare Invesco launch Europe-focused funds

india3_lrg JPMorgan Asset Management and Religare Invesco Asset Management are planning to raise Europe-focused private equity funds.

29 October 2013

Tenaya leads $15m Series C round for dental services marketplace Brighter

dentist-dental-toothbrush Venture investor Tenaya Capital has helped dental services marketplace Brighter raise $15m by leading a Series C financing round for the business.

29 October 2013

Just Retirement sets share price at 200p to 250p for London IPO

Private equity-backed UK insurance company Just Retirement will reportedly price its IPO at between 200 and 250 pence per share, valuing it at up to £1.25bn.

29 October 2013

Vopne Capital launches $20m debut fund

san francisco tram_sq San Francisco-based investment firm Vopne Capital has launched a $20m fund, which will focused on the lower mid-market.

29 October 2013

KPCB, Tiger Global partners lead $60m funding for social network Nextdoor

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partners John Doerr and Mary Meeker have led a $60m funding round for neighbourhood social network Nextdoor alongside Tiger Global partner Lee Fixel.

29 October 2013

Calithera raises $35m Series D from Adage Capital, existing backers

cancer band pink_sq Venture capital firm Adage Capital Partners has led a $35m Series D round for biotech company Calithera Biosciences, which develops novel cancer therapeutics.

29 October 2013

Environmental private equity firm Ambienta hits €147m first closing

nino_ambienta_170 Environmental-focused private equity firm Ambienta has held a preliminary closing on its Ambienta II fund on €147.2m, above its initial first closing target.

29 October 2013

Japan’s J-Star expects to launch third fund within two years $

tokyo 11_sq Japanese private equity firm J-Star expects to be back in the market in around two yeas after closing its latest fund in July this year, AltAssets can reveal.

29 October 2013

Notion Capital helps Rockabox raise £3m

london2_lrg Notion Capital has led a £3m Series A round for Rockabox to help the video technology company expand into new markets.

29 October 2013

Partners Group pulls in more than €500m for new infrastructure fund $

Switzerland-based alternative asset manager Partners Group has outstripped the €500m it gathered for its 2009 infrastructure fund through a follow-up vehicle, AltAssets can reveal.

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