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21 February 2013

Helion Venture Partners invests $6m in Indian stem stell bank LifeCell

India-focused VC firm Helion Venture Partners has invested $6.4m in stem cell bank LifeCell International.

21 February 2013

CalPERS to shed stakes in two gunmakers

california2_sq US pension investor CalPERS has ordered its investment staff to liquidate their investments in manufacturers of assault guns that are illegal in California.

21 February 2013

LeapFrog leads $7m investment in emerging markets insurer Bima

LeapFrog Investments, which focuses on financial services in emerging markets, has led a $7m investment in Africa and Asia-focused insurance group Bima.

21 February 2013

American Capital earns $127m from Paradigm Precision sale

Nasdaq-listed American Capital has confirmed it received $127m from its recent sale of Paradigm Precision Holdings sold to Dynamic Precision, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group earlier this year.

20 February 2013

Clyde Blowers eyes 2014 start for fourth private equity fund $

scotland loch ness_lrg Industrial investor Clyde Blowers Capital hopes to start marketing a new private equity fund in 2014 after taking on one more platform investment from its current vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

20 February 2013

Women’s healthcare company Gynesonics raises $21m from VC investors

A group of venture capital firms has stumped up $21m in a Series D financing round for US-based women’s healthcare company Gynesonics.

20 February 2013

Atlantic-Pacific Group adds Brian Wade as partner

boardroom3_170sq UK-based placement agent Atlantic-Pacific Capital has brought the former managing director of Credit Suisse Asset Management’s institutional distribution group, Brian Wade, on board as a partner.

20 February 2013

LivingSocial secures further $110m investment

massage envy sentinel Online retail marketplace LivingSocial has raised $110m in capital from its existing investors.

20 February 2013

KKR eyes €500m BMG joint venture exit by end of month

F KKR could be days away from exiting its investment in German music company BMG to joint venture partner Bertelsmann in a €500m deal, it is understood.

20 February 2013

Menlo Ventures poaches Globespan Capital veteran Venky Ganesan

Venky Ganesan Menlo Ventures Menlo Ventures has poached Globespan Capital Partners managing director Venky Ganesan for the same position in its Sand Hill Road office.


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