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17 September 2013

BDC Venture Capital to invest $135m in healthcare sector

Toronto-based investment firm BDC Venture Capital has decided to invest a further $135m in innovative healthcare companies, taking its total commitment to the sector to $270m.

17 September 2013

Hermes Growth Partners leads $26m Series B for FuzeBox

Growth equity firm Hermes Growth Partners has led a $26m Series B round for FuzeBox, which brought the total amount of funds raised by the online communication tools provider to $46m.

17 September 2013

PubNub secures $11m in Scale-led Series B

tablet computer PC PubNub has become the first real-time network to raise a Series B round after securing an $11m investment led by venture capital firm Scale Venture Partners.

17 September 2013

CDC backs LeapFrog’s second fund with $25m

UK-based development finance investor CDC has invested $25m in Emerging markets fund manager LeapFrog Investments’ second fund.

17 September 2013

TA Associates acquires majority stake in SoftWriters

Private equity firm TA Associates has acquired a majority interest in SoftWriters Holdings, a US-based provider of pharmacy management software to the long-term care (industry.

17 September 2013

Europe’s “extensive and creeping” regulation not helpful to fundraising $

The economic downturn aside, it is little surprise that ongoing regulatory issues pose the most pressing challenge to the UK private equity industry, according to Tim Hames, director general of the BVCA.

17 September 2013

IK Investment Partners exits Hansa Group to Oras

exit 15_sq Private equity firm IK Investment Partners has exited sanitary fittings company Hansa Group to Oras Group after two years of ownership.

17 September 2013

Boxin Capital hits $50m mark for latest fund $

Hong Kong-based private equity firm Boxin Capital’s latest fund has raised more than one sixth of its target, AltAssets has learned.

17 September 2013

Noro-Moseley Partners raises nearly $47m for latest fund

atlanta_sq Atlanta-based venture capital firm Noro-Moseley Partners has raised more than $45m for its latest fund.

17 September 2013

Oaktree gathers $700m for new emerging markets fund

Private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management has reportedly raised $700m for its latest emerging markets-focused distressed debt fund.


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