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3 April 2013

Morgenthaler, ATV life sciences spinout Lightstone eyes up to $250m for debut fund $

rock-boulder-stone Lightstone Ventures has revealed it could raise up to $250m for its debut fund after being created by spinout investment teams from two other venture firms last year.

3 April 2013

Tealium raises $15.6m from three venture capital firms

Tag management technology specialist Tealium has raised $15.6m in a Series C funding round backed by Tenaya Capital, Battery Ventures and Presidio Ventures.

3 April 2013

Axa Private Equity and BC Partners to make second round bids for Ista

german flag 2_sq Private equity firms Axa Private Equity and BC Partners are reportedly set to submit second round bids for German metering technology specialist Ista.

3 April 2013

Arsenal Capital Partners raises $875m third fund

New York-based private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has raised $875m for its third fund, topping its $750m target.

3 April 2013

Cambridge Associates hires ex-Goldman exec as director

Lights off view of  a conferene table Cambridge Associates has bolstered its outsourcing business by hiring former Goldman Sachs executive Robert Rogers to lead further development of the unit amid rising demand for discretionary services.

3 April 2013

Shell to spend ‘several hundred million dollars’ on corporate venture capital $

Oil major Shell has revamped its corporate venturing activities, setting up a successor to Shell Technology Ventures Fund 1 to back emerging technology companies and venture capital funds via an in-house team.

3 April 2013

InstantLuxe gets €2m from Iris Capital and Isai

Venture capital firm Iris Capital and internet entrepreneur fund Isai have provided €2m to second hand luxury products reseller InstantLuxe.com to develop a mobile application for the website.

3 April 2013

Private equity-backed renewable energy company takes plant offline

Ensus, a UK biofuels producer which is owned by private equity firms The Carlyle Group and Riverstone, is to take its bioethanol plant offline due to adverse market conditions.

3 April 2013

Astorg Partners agrees Areva nuclear measurement business purchase

nuclear-radioactive Paris-based private equity firm Astorg Partners has agreed to buy the nuclear radiation measurement unit of French nuclear reactor maker Areva.

3 April 2013

CapMan to close €175m Russia II fund within 12 months $

Nordic private equity firm CapMan aims to close its €175m Russia II fund by April 2014 and could consider additional closes after inking a first close of €97m.


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