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29 May 2013

TA Associates exits Alma Lasers to China’s Fosun for $220m

Global private equity firm TA Associates has sold Alma Lasers, a developer, manufacturer and provider of medical lasers and ultrasound devices, to Chinese strategic buyer Fosun International, for $220m.

29 May 2013

Octopus leads £2.95m investment in customer service software developer Conversocial

UK investment manager Octopus has led a £2.95m investment round in customer service software developer Conversocial.

29 May 2013

Renewable energy investment sees five-fold increase despite market challenges

Energy demand, natural resource, technology costs, access to finance and global competitiveness have been identified as the key influences for investors in the global clean energy space, according to the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index from Ernst & Young.

28 May 2013

Cinven-backed Partnership Assurance could be valued at £1.6bn through IPO

exit-sign-5_sq Cinven-backed life insurer Partnership Assurance Group has reportedly set a price range of between 325 pence and 400 pence per share for its planned London listing.

28 May 2013

Medina Capital invests $11m in Easy Solutions amid debut fundraise

username password security online Fundraising growth investment firm Medina Capital has invested $11m in Series B financing for fraud protection company Easy Solutions.

28 May 2013

Former PineBridge exec Pablo Calo joins Blackstone’s Park Hill

Placement agent Park Hill has added Pablo Calo to its secondary advisory business as a managing principal, based in London.

28 May 2013

Buyout-backed fragrance giant Coty could raise $1.2bn in IPO

perfume Private equity-backed perfume maker Coty is planning to raise up to $1.2bn from an IPO which could see it part with more than 65 million shares.

28 May 2013

IFC, Industrifonden, AP2 invest €15m in Swedish ICT developer Flexenclosure

Investors including development finance group IFC, venture capital firm Industrifonden and pension fund AP2 have committed €15m to Flexenclosure, a Swedish developer of intelligent power management systems and data centres for the ICT industry.

28 May 2013

Telecoms group Swisscom allocates €8m to corporate venture capital fund

Swiss telecoms group Swisscom's corporate venturing arm Swisscom Ventures has committed CHF10m (€7.99m) to an early stage fund to invest in cleantech, media and communication technology start-ups.

28 May 2013

Infrastructure investor Platina Partners launches €336m Swedish wind farm

Infrastructure-focused private equity firm Platina Partners and Swedish onshore wind developer Arise Windpower have launched the €336m Jädraås wind farm.

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