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26 February 2013

IFC, Intel Capital top up investment in rural 3G company Altobridge

Altobridge, a provider of solar-powered 3G networks to rural communities, has received follow-on financing from development finance group IFC andcorporate venture capital firm Intel Capital.

26 February 2013

UK’s NorthEdge completes maiden deal with FPE Global investment

UK private equity firm NorthEdge Capital has completed its maiden deal after investing for a significant majority stake in specialist engineering company FPE Global.

26 February 2013

Bain Capital Ventures leads $10m round for cloud networking company BTI Systems

Bain Capital Ventures has led a $10m Series C round in software and networking company BTI Systems, alongside existing investors BDC, Covington Capital and GrowthWorks.

25 February 2013

Schulze not moving forward with funding for PE-backed Best Buy takeover

Richard Schulze The chances of a private equity-backed buyout of embattled consumer electronics giant Best Buy by its founder billionaire investor Richard Schulze are reportedly dwindling.

25 February 2013

Click Security nets $17.7m Lightspeed-led financing round

securities_lrg Lightspeed Venture Partners has led a $17.7m Series B financing round for real-time security analytics company Click Security.

25 February 2013

Fledgling firm Carrick Capital hires CTO, trio of special advisors

Marc McMorris Jim Madden Carrick Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News Carrick Capital Partners has hired a trio of special advisors and a chief technology officer to expand the venture capital firm following its “early success”.

25 February 2013

Norwest Venture Partners backs Intersect ENT, helps raise $30m

Early-stage investor Norwest Venture Partners has thrown it support behind medical devices company Intersect ENT by leading its $30m Series D funding round.

25 February 2013

Origo Partners to explore investment opportunities in Myanmar with new JV

myanmar burma river boat Origo Partners has teamed up with Myanmar-based group Serge Pun & Associates to look for investment opportunities in the South East Asian country as it is “continues to reform and moves towards democracy.”

25 February 2013

Tandem looking to triple last fundraise with new $100m vehicle $

Doug Renert Tandem Capital Mobile startup accelerator Tandem Capital is targeting $100m for a new venture capital fund, more than triple the size of its last fundraise completed last year.

25 February 2013

BDC Capital’s Version One Ventures hits fundraising target

BDC Venture Capital along with tech investor Boris Wertz have successfully closed their venture capital fund Version One Ventures, exceeding the target by $4m.


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