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29 May 2013

Fledgling early-stage firm Promus Ventures eyes $35m for debut fundraise $

Michael Collett Promus Ventures Promus Ventures, the firm founded last July by serial early-stage investor Michael Collett, has launched its debut fundraise targeting $35m.

29 May 2013

Royalty Pharma says Elan’s ‘incoherent’ strategy could destroy value $

Private equity firm Royalty Pharma warned Elan shareholders that the Irish biotech group’s value could drop below $10 per share if the board proceeds with its “incoherent” and “destructive” strategy.

29 May 2013

SCF Partners bolts on Blohm + Voss Oil Tools for Forum Energy Technologies

Offshore services company Forum Energy Technologies, which is backed by energy investor SCF Partners, has agreed to acquire Blohm + Voss Oil Tools from London private equity firm STAR Capital Partners.

29 May 2013

Corporate VC Blue Orange leads investment in French cleantech company Cogebio

wood_tree__170sq Venture capital fund Blue Orange, the corporate investment fund arm of Suez Environment, along with the Demeter 3 Seed Fund, have invested a combined €1m into French renewable energy company Cogebio.

29 May 2013

Carlyle Asia Real Estate buys into two Chinese shopping malls

news_escalator_sml Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has confirmed a strategic partnership with China’s Szitic Commercial Property to buy a 49 per cent stake in regional shopping malls Suzhou In-City Mall and Hangzhou Gudun In-City Mall.

29 May 2013

India’s Navam Capital and Aarin Capital back Invictus Oncology with $1.86m

cancer band pink_sq Indian venture capital firms Navam Capital and Aarin Capital have backed Invictus Oncology with INR10.5m in Series A funding.

29 May 2013

Japanese translation service Yaraku gets $1m Nissay, Nippon Venture backing

speak_shout_170sq Japanese venture firms Nissay Capital and Nippon Venture Capital have led a JPY108m ($1m) financing round for online cloud translation service Yaraku.

29 May 2013

Advertising technology company Videology inks $60m investment round

Global video technology platform Videology has completed a $60m Series D financing round led by Catalyst Investors.

29 May 2013

TPG, VTB-backed Lenta eyes £1bn London IPO

Lenta Private equity-backed Russian grocer Lenta has reportedly begun talks with bankers over a potential London IPO which could raise £1bn.

29 May 2013

THL to acquire stake in Fidelity’s processing unit after LPS deal

mortgage_lrg Private equity firm Thomas H Lee Partners is set to acquire a 19 per cent stake in insurer Fidelity National Financial’s technology and services business following its merger with Lender Processing Services.

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