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13 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.

13 March 2013

LP confidence grows in private equity, venture capital commitments $

graph_positive_170sq Almost 90 per cent of institutional investors expect to increase or maintain their private equity and venture capital commitments this year as the industries continue their recovery from the global financial crisis, new research shows.

13 March 2013

Apollo targets up to $200m from Dish TV India stake sale

satellite-dishsq_lrg Apollo Global Management has reportedly hired Swiss bank UBS to run a sale of its 11 per cent stake in satellite broadcaster Dish TV India.

13 March 2013

Paladin Capital backs $23m Endgame Series B round

big-brother-security-camera-CCTV Paladin Capital Group has become the latest venture investor to back online security company Endgame through a $23m financing round.

13 March 2013

Centerbridge Partners ponders RBS bank branches buyout

US private equity firm Centerbridge Partners is reportedly interested in picking up more than 300 bank branches being sold by UK-backed lender the Royal Bank of Scotland.

13 March 2013

Funds of funds justify role in much-changed private equity industry $

Funds of funds often find themselves having to justify their place in today’s private equity industry, but still fulfil a vital function for investors.

13 March 2013

Mivisa owners Blackstone, N+1 eye €185m dividend recap payout

Private equity firms Blackstone and N+1 are reportedly looking for a €185m payout from Mivisa following a period of strong performance by the Spanish metal packaging group, which has driven up the value of its debt.

13 March 2013

Latour debut fund 30% committed after Oxand majority stake buy

French private equity fund Latour Capital has acquired a majority stake in engineering and consulting firm Oxand, which is focused on the energy, transport and civil engineering sectors.

13 March 2013

RDIF aims to put Russia on the private equity map $

Sean Glodek1 Russia is about to take a huge leap forward in its quest to put itself on the map as a prime destination for private equity capital with its $10bn Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) preparing for its busiest year on record.

13 March 2013

MBK Partners hires Barclays to advise on ING Korean unit bid

Asian focused buyout group MBK Partners has reportedly hired Barclays to advise on its bid for Dutch conglomerate ING Groep’s South Korean life insurance business.


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