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14 January 2013

CVC, RBS further sell down stake in luggage maker Samsonite

CVC Capital Partners and RBS are reported to have raised an additional $290m after further selling down their stake in Samsonite International, the Hong Kong-listed luggage company.

14 January 2013

Billabong receives offer from Altamont, North Face owner VF Corp

surfing2_sq San Francisco buyout house Altamont and North Face owner VF Corp have partnered for an A$556m ($588m) bid for Australian surfwear brand Billabong, which matches a rival offer from the company’s US director Paul Naude and Sycamore Partners.

14 January 2013

Accel Ventures leads $12.3m Series C for software developer ScaleArc

Global venture capital firm Accel Ventures has led a $12.3m investment round in database infrastructure software developer ScaleArc.

14 January 2013

Paul Capital secures New Hampshire commitment for latest fund $

Global secondaries specialist Paul Capital has secured a sizeable commitment to its tenth investment fund from New Hampshire Retirement System.

14 January 2013

CapX becomes latest licensed SBIC, closes Fund IV on $225m $

Chicago-based mezzanine debt specialist CapX Partners has closed its fourth fund with commitments of $225m, becoming the latest firm to benefit from the US government’s Small Business Investment Company programme.

13 January 2013

Middle East Venture Partners holds first close on $20m Middle East vehicle

middle-east-yacht Venture capital firm Middle East Venture Partners has held a first close on $10m on its Middle East Venture Fund, towards its target of $20m. The vehicle is targeting early and growth stage companies in the Middle East region with an emphasis on Lebanon and the greater Levant region. The fund is seeking investments in[...]

13 January 2013

Makena Capital eyes $100m for second vehicle

dollar envelope money Global investment manager Makena Capital Management is seeking $100m for its second vehicle. The firm, which manages in excess of $15bn in perpetual capital, invests across private equity, real estate, natural resources, absolute return, global public equity, tactical/hedged equity and fixed income. CEO and managing director Michael McCaffery previously served as president and CEO of[...]

13 January 2013

Hardware incubator Lemnos Labs launches second fund

EVE-hardware-test San Francisco-based hardware incubator Lemnos Labs has launched its second fund, targeting $15m. The firm, which was established in 2011, exclusively invests in hardware startups. It also provides mentorship and resources to engineers with innovative ideas. The firm’s current portfolio includes sports brand built around women and data Bia, coffee brewing system Blossom Coffee and[...]

13 January 2013

JaNSOME eyes $30m for Patent Opportunities fund

brain_lrg New York-based IP and monetisation firm JaNSOME is seeking $30m for its JaNSOME Patent Opportunities fund, having already raised $6.1m through commitments from five LPs, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund, which is managed by former attorney Anthony Hayes, will invest in global patents while focusing on[...]

13 January 2013

Inter-Atlantic Group launches third fund seeks $150m

New York-based venture and growth capital firm Inter-Atlantic Group has launched its Inter-Atlantic fund III with a target of $150m, having already raised $10m according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm typically invests in technology-enabled financial and business services companies. More specifically it seeks companies that utilise low cost[...]


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