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3 April 2013

Transeo to go ahead with lawsuit against Bessemer Venture Partners

Intego shareholder Transeo is set to go ahead with its lawsuit against Bessemer Venture Partners after a New York federal judge refused to dismiss breach of agreement claims against the firm.

3 April 2013

Malaysian government to support Azka Capital’s $500m halal food fund

The Malaysian government is to back Azka Capital, a $500m fund focused on the halal food sector, according to Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

3 April 2013

Wind Point backs bolt-on for plastic bag company Hilex

US private equity firm Wind Point Partners has backed its portfolio company Hilex Poly in its acquisition of portions of the North American Flexible Packaging division of Netherlands-based Clondalkin Group.

3 April 2013

Indix raises $4.5m Series A round from Nexus, Avalon

Chennai-based enterprise software company Indix has raised $4.5m in its Series A round, with investors including Indian VC firm Nexus Venture Partners and seed and early stage investor Avalon Ventures.

3 April 2013

Growth Capital Partners buys Fishawack from YFM from £13m

Growth Capital Partners has acquired medical communications agency Fishawack from YFM Equity Partners in a £13m transaction.

3 April 2013

Ontario Teachers’ CEO Jim Leech to step down

Jim Leech, the CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is to step down after more than a decade at the investor according to The Globe and Mail.

3 April 2013

CapVest launches Nordic poultry business

chicken hen poultry UK-based firm CapVest has bought two businesses to merge them into a large poultry producer with a turnover of SEK5bn in partnership with Lantmännen.

2 April 2013

Zephyr Peacock holds $70m second close for India Fund III $

Mid-market private equity investor Zephyr Peacock has held a $70m second close for its latest India-focused fund, AltAssets has learned.

2 April 2013

Indiareit to launch $300m fund next month, makes two investments

Piramal Enterprises’ private equity arm Indiareit has invested $36.6m in real estate projects across India from its two funds and is reportedly set to launch a $300m offshore fund next month.

2 April 2013

Brazos makes second deal in two days with European Wax Centre buy

W Dallas-based buyout house Brazos Private Equity Partners has invested in face and body wax treatment business European Wax Centre alongside Princeton Ventures.


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