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12 March 2013

Edison Ventures invests $9.5m in IT firm Lincor Solutions

Venture capital firm Edison Ventures has invested $9.5m in digital point of care service delivery provider Lincor Solutions to support its ongoing expansion into the US.

12 March 2013

RJD-backed Harrington Brooks makes two bolt-on acquisitions

graingerr UK-based private equity firm RJD Partners has backed portfolio company Harrington Brooks to make two bolt-on acquisitions.

12 March 2013

LPs navigate routes into infrastructure investment $

Despite many institional investors choosing to make direct deals in infrastructure, allocating to funds offers an opportunity to grow understanding of the sector, according to one limited partner.

12 March 2013

Buyout house Apollo to acquire Hostess cake arm

Twinkies Hostess Bankrupt group Hostess Brands will sell its cake business including the Twinkies brand to buyout firm Apollo Global Management and billionaire Dean Metropoulos after receiving no other bids.

12 March 2013

Private equity fundraising activity slows as portfolio values soar $

Data from private equity management firm Hamilton Lane shows that fundraising activity in the private equity industry has fallen dramatically over the past six year as the value of portfolios soared.

12 March 2013

Business intelligence software developer Domo raises another $60m

Business intelligence software developerDomo has raised $60m in Series B financing, bringing its total investment to more than $125m.

12 March 2013

Carlyle, KKR bid $500m for Thai Life stake

bangkok_sq Buyout majors Carlyle Group and KKR have reportedly made first round offers of around $500m for a 20 per cent stake in Thai Life Insurance to tap into the hot Asian insurance market.

12 March 2013

French ophthalmology company EyeTechCare inks €10m Series C

French ophthalmology company EyeTechCare has secured €10m from private investor Bernard Chauvin and existing investors Omnes Capital and SHAM.

12 March 2013

UPDATE: SJF Ventures bumps Fund III target to $100m $

SJF Ventures has increased the ceiling of its latest green growth fund to $100m after hitting half that figure less than a year into the fundraise, telling AltAssets it hoped to reach final close by the end of April.

12 March 2013

Sweden’s Fouriertransform joins EQT as investor in TitanX

Swedish state-funded venture and growth capital fund Fouriertransform has agreed to invest €22m in TitanX Engine Cooling.


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