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25 April 2013

Kae Capital, Mumbai Angels, Blume Ventures back Indian app startup

Venture firm Kae Capital and angel investors Mumbai Angels and Blume Ventures have backed Indian mobile app development startup ShepHertz Technologies.

25 April 2013

Birch Hill Equity Partners acquires IT company Softchoice for C$412m

Private equity firm Birch Hill Partners has acquired Canadian IT services company Softchoice Corporation in a take-private deal that values the business at C$20 per share, or $402m.

25 April 2013

H.I.G. Capital carves out Pegasus Financial Services

hotel holiday US buyout firm H.I.G. Capital has bought the world’s largest processor of commission paid by hotels to travel agents from Pegasus Solutions.

25 April 2013

Sacramento pension plan lured by turnaround opportunities in 2013 $

The $6.5bn Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System plans to commit up to $240m across as many as ten private equity funds this year as part of an ongoing move to raise its commitment to the asset class to 10 per cent.

25 April 2013

Romo Wind adds €4.8m from venture capital backers

Wind farm optimisation company Romo Wind has received €4.8m in funding from Yellow&Blue Investment Management, ABB Technology Ventures, and B-to-v Partners.

25 April 2013

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice-backed EMSC hires underwriters for $750m IPO

Private-equity backed ambulance services provider Emergency Medical Services Corp has reportedly hired underwriters for a $750m IPO.

25 April 2013

H2 Equity Partners exits Sator Beheer to LKQ for $268m

exit sign_sq Dutch private equity firm H2 Equity Partners has sold auto parts distributor Sator Beheer to Chicago-based firm LKQ Corporation for $268m.

25 April 2013

VC-backed hybrid storage company NexGen sells for $114m

Venture capital-backed hybrid storage company NexGen Storage has been acquired by NYSE-listed Fusion-io for $114m.

25 April 2013

HarbourVest Global Private Equity extends credit faclity with LloydsTSB Bank

Listed investment vehicle HarbourVest Global Private Equity has extended its multi-currency credit facility with LloydsTSB Bank.

25 April 2013

SMC Capital China backs Series A for medical IT company Dalian Senyint

China growth capital private equity firm SMC Capital China has made a $5m Series A investment in medical IT company Dalian Senyint International Digital Medical System.

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