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29 October 2013

Sequoia-backed games developer Boyaa on track for Hong Kong IPO

VC-backed social games developer Boyaa Interactive is set to earn as much as HK$1.03bn ($133m) from its IPO this week.

29 October 2013

Turkey proves tough to new entrants as investors grow more informed $

In the last few years, the total number of GPs pursuing Turkish deals has remained broadly constant, as certain international firms have realised that it is difficult to make deals of the kind they were used to elsewhere.

29 October 2013

Corporate venture investment continues to rise $

Deal activity by corporate venture firms surged 18 per cent year on year in the third quarter to reach the highest level since early 2011, a report from CB insights showed.

28 October 2013

New sovereign wealth backer helps Grove Street grab another $650m

US private equity fund investor Grove Street Advisors has received another $650m of commitments from a new sovereign wealth backer and four existing LPs.

28 October 2013

KPCB keeps backing mobile trade-in business eRecycling through $150m Series C

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has led a mammoth $105m Series C financing round for existing portfolio company eRecycling Group, which pays for unwanted mobile phones to sell to new users

28 October 2013

GlycoMimetics aims to raise up to $64m via IPO

biotech_lrg Venture capital-backed biotech company GlycoMimetics plans to float 4m shares worth as much as $64m in an IPO on the Nasdaq exchange.

28 October 2013

London-based tech startup Berg raises $1.3m

berg London-based technology startup Berg has raised $1.3m in a funding round backed by Connect Ventures, Index Ventures and Initial Capital.

28 October 2013

Battery, Bessemer back Israeli data centre efficiency business Stratoscale

Battery Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners have joined forces to back Israeli data centre efficiency business Stratoscale.

28 October 2013

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice acquires majority stake in John Deere Landscapes

Storm dark clouds over field Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Deere & Company’s landscape unit for around $300m.

28 October 2013

Anterra Capital plans new food, agriculture fund, confirms UK food preservation deal

agri_field_170sq Amsterdam-based Anterra Capital is launching a new food and agriculture focused fund with backing from Moonray Investors and Rabobank, while also announcing an initial investment into Food Freshness Technology Holdings.


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