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24 October 2013

DFJ Growth joins 3D printer craze by leading $19m Formlabs Series A round

Formlabs printer Venture capital firm DFJ Growth has led a $19m Series A financing round for 3D printer maker Formlabs.

24 October 2013

Idinvest banks €60m towards second digital fund in first close

European SME-focused private equity firm Idinvest Partners is almost two-thirds of the way to its €100m target for its Digital Fund II after holding a first close for the vehicle.

24 October 2013

Accel leads $37m Series C round for non-banking loan business Funding Circle

loan_lrg Venture capital major Accel Partners has led a $37m Series C financing round for business loan marketplace Funding Circle as the company joins forces with San Francisco’s Endurance Lending Network.

24 October 2013

KKR-backed Auto-Teile Unger nears restructuring deal with creditors

car headlightsq_lrg Private equity firm KKR and its portfolio company Auto-Teile Unger are close to securing a restructuring deal with the car repair company’s creditors.

24 October 2013

Abraaj brings Danone in as partner in previously agreed Fan Milk buyout

Emerging markets-focused private equity firm The Abraaj Group has joined forces with Danone to acquire Fan Milk International.

24 October 2013

SparkLabs Global Ventures launches $30m seed fund

SparkLabs Global Ventures has launched a $30m seed-stage fund to help startups expand into new markets.

24 October 2013

KKR earnings rise, energy income and growth fund hits first close $

new york 5_sq Private equity major KKR has increased its assets and economic net income (ENI) for the third quarter and revealed that its Energy Income and Growth Fund hit its first close.

24 October 2013

European oil and gas industry poised for private equity exits $

Norway and the UK are set to host the concentration of private equity portfolio company exit deals in the European oil and gas sector, according to a new report.

24 October 2013

Bain Capital, Crestview, Goldman line up to buy Kelso-backed PSAV Presentation

PSAV Private equity houses are reportedly lining up to bid for Kelso & Partners-backed events services company PSAV Presentation, which the firm hopes to sell for up to $1bn.

24 October 2013

TPG shifts Aptalis exit strategy to IPO following failed $3bn-plus sale process

TPG Capital-backed drugmaker Aptalis Pharma has reportedly hired underwriters for an IPO of the business after its plans to sell the company for more than $3bn failed.


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