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30 January 2013

Andreessen Horowitz leads $30m Series B round for DataGravity

Paula-Long-CEO-New-150x150_sq Silicon Valley venture capital heavyweight Andreessen Horowitz has led a $30m Series B investment round for DataGravity, an early-stage company that says its mission is to turn data into information.

30 January 2013

Edmond de Rothschild to raise €500m over next four years

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, the private equity affiliate of European banking house Edmond de Rothschild Group, has said it plans to raise € 500m over the next four years and to increase assets under management to €1.3bn

30 January 2013

21 Partners backs Italian wine maker Farnese Vini

European private equity firm 21 Partners has taken a majority stake in Italian wine merchant Farnese Vini.

30 January 2013

Hahn & Co completes $65m Daehan Cement purchase

cement-5_sq Asia-focused private equity firm Hahn & Co has picked up the insolvent cement business of Korea’s Daehan Group for $65m.

30 January 2013

Germany’s High-Tech Gründerfonds provides seed capital to LEDeXCHANGE

German SME investor High-Tech Gründerfonds has provided seed financing to LED lighting specialist LEDeXCHANGE.

30 January 2013

Panoramic Growth Equity exits UK renewables business Solfex Energy Systems

UK private equity firm Panoramic Growth Equity has sold UK renewables business Solfex Energy Systems to Travis Perkins.

30 January 2013

PE-backed Time Watch raises $105m from Hong Kong IPO

Private equity-backed watchmaker Time Watch Investments has raised $105m from its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

30 January 2013

Sherborne swoops on 3i… but has the train already left the station? $

E Sherborne has been hoovering up shares in 3i, fueling speculation that the corporate raider is poised for a takeover. But analysts have questioned whether the firm can add value, with some even urging investors to sell shares, not buy.

30 January 2013

Israel Cleantech Ventures closes second fund on $74m $

Israel Cleantech Ventures has closed its second fund at just above $74m, matching the commitment to its inaugural vehicle but falling shy of its $100m target.

30 January 2013

Lunar Capital backs Italian childwear brand Pinco Pallino for Asia expansion

Chinese consumer investor Lunar Capital has signed an agreement with private equity-backed Italian childwear company Pinco Pallino to develop the company’s brand in China and East Asia.


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