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1 February 2013

Frankfurt-based SME investor Halder exits Alukon

German SME investor Halder is to sell its majority stake in aluminium door company Alukon to Hörmann Group.

1 February 2013

Oakley Capital makes 3.6x return on Emesa exit

emesa_sq Oakley Capital Investments has sold Emesa, the online holiday booking company it bought less than two years ago, to Netherlands-based Cyrte Investments.

1 February 2013

Baring further increases stake in HK-listed Magic Holdings

magic holdings_sq Baring Private Equity Asia has further increased its stake Hong Kong-listed skincare company Magic Holdings through an HK$22m ($2.9m) share purchase.

1 February 2013

High-Tech Gründerfonds raises over €300m for early stage investments $

German venture investor High-Tech Gründerfonds has closed its second fund with backing from wholesale retail business Metro Group.

1 February 2013

Sequoia, Qualcomm Ventures back Dexetra Series A

Sequoia Capital and Qualcomm Ventures have teamed up to invest more than $1m in mobile personal search app maker Dexetra through a Series A round.

1 February 2013

Private equity buyers bid for L Capital-backed French fashion brands

Maje L Capital-backed French fashion brands Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot have reportedly attracted bids from a string of fellow private equity firms.

1 February 2013

Avigo, Matrix invest $19m in education services provider Maharana

maharana_sq Avigo Capital and Matrix Partners India have invested INR1bn ($19m) in Maharana Infrastructure and Professional Services, an Indian education services provider.

1 February 2013

Cathay Fortune walks away from Discovery Metals deal

Cathay Fortune Corp, the private equity investment firm owned by Chinese billionaire Yu Yong, will no longer seek to acquire Australian mining group Discovery Metals.

1 February 2013

Private equity firms given two weeks to make Gardner Denver final offers

Gardner-Denver-pump Private equity bidders for US industrial equipment company Gardner Denver have reportedly been asked to make final offers by mid-February.

1 February 2013

Fidelity buys remaining stake in Apax, Intel-backed mFoundry

mfoundry_sq.jpg Fidelity National Information Services has agreed to buy the remaining stake it does not already own in mFoundry, the mobile banking and payments specialist backed by investors including Apax Partners and Intel Capital.


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