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22 February 2013

India’s SIDBI Venture Capital invests in Mitcon ahead of March IPO

Indian VC firm SIDBI Venture Capital is to invest $1.8m in industrial and environmental consultants Mitcon Consultancy and Engineering Services as part of its upcoming IPO.

21 February 2013

Battery Ventures raises $900m amidst management shakeup

Battery Ventures, one of Silicon Valley’s most established technology investors, has reportedly raised $900m across two separate vehicles.

21 February 2013

3i bows out of disastrous Enterprise investment with £385m Ferrovial sale

roadworks London-listed private equity firm 3i has exited its disastrous investment in business services company Enterprise through a £385m sale to Spanish infrastructure buyer Ferrovial.

21 February 2013

Sun European Partners satisfied with return on Lee Cooper investment $

Sun European Partners has realised a hefty return on its investment in jeans brand Lee Cooper, which was sold to $72.2m to Iconix Brand Group yesterday, AltAssets has learned.

21 February 2013

Carlyle collects $6bn for latest mega buyout fund $

washington dc 3 DC-headquartered private equity giant The Carlyle Group has raised $6bn towards its $10bn-targeting buyout fund amid what co-CEO David Rubenstein has called the best fundraising climate in five years.

21 February 2013

Intel Capital invests in Estonian mobile payment specialist

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Intel Capital and Greycroft Partners have backed a fundraising round for Estonian mobile payments business Fortumo.

21 February 2013

Amadeus Capital joins Montezemolo & Partners in backing Bellco

Venture capital firm Amadeus Capital Partners has backed Italian medical equipment firm Bellco to join existing investor and fellow VC firm Montezemolo & Partners.

21 February 2013

Forstmann Little planning IMG exit after nine-year holding

Novak Djokovic Winding-down private equity firm Forstmann Little & Company is finally looking to sell sports and modelling talent agency IMG nine years after buying the business, it us understood.

21 February 2013

Nordic Capital outstrips €1.5bn expectation for Fund VIII first close $

Nordic Capital has beaten its expectations for the first close of its latest buyout fund by gathering €1.7bn, AltAssets has learned.

21 February 2013

Resource Capital Funds reveals $2bn target for latest mining vehicle $

coal-mine-2_sq Mining-focused private equity firm Resource Capital Funds is targeting $2bn for its latest private equity vehicle, double the size of its last fund raised in 2009.


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