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11 January 2013

Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners holds first close on $317m

The private equity arm of international infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has reached the first close of its inaugural fund through which it will target the energy, utility and transport sectors.

11 January 2013

US smart technology developer Streetline closes $25m Series C round

US smart technology developer Streetline has secured $25m through a Series C funding round, led by True Ventures.

11 January 2013

3i steps up asset purge with four sale processes

news_3i_lrg 3i is reported to be in the process of selling at least four of its portfolio companies, in a bid to return cash to its investors under the new leadership of former Greenhill banker Simon Borrows.

11 January 2013

Phoenix-backed consortium looks to fill gap left by News of the World

A consortium of investors backed by private equity firm Phoenix Ventures has reportedly offered to buy a controlling stake in the Sunday People, the British tabloid newspaper owned by Trinity Mirror.

11 January 2013

Aditya Birla inks partial exit for Indian ratings agency CARE

Indian private equity firm Aditya Birla Capital Advisors has agreed a partial exit for Credit Analysis & Research.

11 January 2013

Matrix Partners India leads funding for mobile payments company Mswipe

Matrix Partners India has led the first institutional round of funding in mobile card payments company Mswipe.

11 January 2013

Paris-based Pragma invests in marine services business Jaccar

Parisian private equity firm Pragma Capital has invested in Luxembourg-based marine services specialist Jaccar as part of a €53m capital increase.

11 January 2013

Cerberus-led consortium agrees $3.3bn Supervalu carve-up

Supervalu store - AltAssets Private Equity News A consortium of investors led by global distressed debt investor Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to buy a clutch of assets from US grocery giant Supervalu, in a deal valued at $3.3bn.

11 January 2013

Clearwater Capital seeks 26% stake in India’s Kamat Hotels

Asia-focused SME investor Clearwater Capital Partners has tabled an offer to grow its ownership stake in hotel consultancy group Kamat Hotels to 26 per cent.

11 January 2013

Security software developer FireEye inks $50m expansion round

Security software developer FireEye has sealed a $50m expansion funding round from investors including Sequoia Capital, Goldman Sachs, Norwest Venture Partners and Silicon Valley Bank.


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