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21 February 2013

Castle Harlan promotes Tariq Osman to managing director

Tariq Osman Castle Harlan New York-based private equity firm Castle Harlan has promoted Tariq Osman to managing director following a decade at the firm and its Australian affiliate.

21 February 2013

Bison Capital breaks $100m mark for fourth mid-market fund $

California-based private equity firm Bison Capital has broken the halfway point for its $200m-targeting fourth fund.

21 February 2013

Helion Venture Partners invests $6m in Indian stem stell bank LifeCell

India-focused VC firm Helion Venture Partners has invested $6.4m in stem cell bank LifeCell International.

21 February 2013

CalPERS to shed stakes in two gunmakers

california2_sq US pension investor CalPERS has ordered its investment staff to liquidate their investments in manufacturers of assault guns that are illegal in California.

21 February 2013

LeapFrog leads $7m investment in emerging markets insurer Bima

LeapFrog Investments, which focuses on financial services in emerging markets, has led a $7m investment in Africa and Asia-focused insurance group Bima.

21 February 2013

American Capital earns $127m from Paradigm Precision sale

Nasdaq-listed American Capital has confirmed it received $127m from its recent sale of Paradigm Precision Holdings sold to Dynamic Precision, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group earlier this year.

20 February 2013

Clyde Blowers eyes 2014 start for fourth private equity fund $

scotland loch ness_lrg Industrial investor Clyde Blowers Capital hopes to start marketing a new private equity fund in 2014 after taking on one more platform investment from its current vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

20 February 2013

Women’s healthcare company Gynesonics raises $21m from VC investors

A group of venture capital firms has stumped up $21m in a Series D financing round for US-based women’s healthcare company Gynesonics.

20 February 2013

Atlantic-Pacific Group adds Brian Wade as partner

boardroom3_170sq UK-based placement agent Atlantic-Pacific Capital has brought the former managing director of Credit Suisse Asset Management’s institutional distribution group, Brian Wade, on board as a partner.

20 February 2013

LivingSocial secures further $110m investment

massage envy sentinel Online retail marketplace LivingSocial has raised $110m in capital from its existing investors.

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