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2 July 2013

Lion, TDR, Pamplona reach second round in OGF bidding

cross grave funeral A trio of private equity firms have reportedly made it through to the second round of bidding for Astorg Partners-owned French funeral service business OGF.

2 July 2013

Oak Hill exits 19 TV stations for $2.73bn

tv_screen_170sq Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners has sold 19 television stations in 16 markets to Tribune Co for $2.73bn.

2 July 2013

Greylock brings in ex-Facebook, Twitter, Quora growth specialist Andrew Johns

Andrew Johns Greylock Venture capital firm Greylock Partners has hired former Quora, Twitter and Facebook growth specialist Andrew Johns as a growth strategist in residence.

2 July 2013

Roche acquires Warburg-backed Constitution Medical Investors for $220m

Buyout major Warburg Pincus has exited Constitution Medical Investors through its sale to Swiss drugmaker Roche in a deal valuing the business at $220m.

2 July 2013

Providence plans imminent $5bn final close for Fund VII

Media-focused private equity firm Providence Equity Partners is reportedly ready to close its seventh fund on $5bn, well below its original $8bn target.

2 July 2013

Phenomen Ventures leads $30m Series D for Delivery Hero

Delivery Hero Moscow-based firm Phenomen Ventures has led a $30m Series D round for online food ordering service Delivery Hero, which expects to turn profitable this year.

2 July 2013

Israel’s Altair Semiconductor raises $25m from venture capital firms

Bessemer, BRM, Giza, JVP and Pacific Technology have invested a further $25m in single-mode LTE chipsets developer Altair Semiconductor.

2 July 2013

Z Capital buys Famous Brands stake from Carlyle

chicago 3_sq Z Capital Partners has become the sole owner of TCBY Yogurt after bought out the remaining minority stake in its parent company Famous Brands International from fellow private equity firm Carlyle.

2 July 2013

Imperial Innovations gains £30m for healthcare investment

UK technology transfer investor Imperial Innovations has secured a loan from the European Investment Bank to invest in the biotechnology and therapeutics sectors.

1 July 2013

BC Partners eyes Migros exit

Private equity firm BC Partners is reportedly looking to exit its stake in Turkish retailer Migros Ticaret.


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