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12 December 2012

Global Infrastructure Partners sells $1.82bn strategic interest in Access Midstream Partners

Global Infrastructure Partners is to sell 50 per cent of the Access Midstream Partners general partner and 34.5 million subordinated units to natural gas company Williams for $1.82bn.

12 December 2012

Dunedin backs seventh bolt-on for UK courier service CitySprint

road-night_sq UK mid-market private equity house Dunedin has backed UK courier service CitySprint’s acquisition of Eagle Express Worldwide Couriers, its seventh acquisition since it was acquired in December 2010.

12 December 2012

Mid Europa Partners forms South Eastern Europe pay TV platform

tv-aerial2_lrg Mid Europa Partners has formed a new TV platform in South Eastern Europe through the combination of portfolio companies SBB and Telemach.

12 December 2012

Fenox Venture Capital invests in Japanese animation company Dream Link Entertainment

Fenox Venture Capital has invested in Dream Link Entertainment, the largest flash animation company in Japan.

12 December 2012

Personal genetics company 23andMe raises $50m in new financing

Personal genetics company 23andMe has raised more than $50m in a Series D financing from backers including Russian digital entrepreneur Yuri Milner, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, New Enterprise Associates, Google Ventures and MPM Capital.

11 December 2012

France’s Sofinnova Partners raises €240m for seventh VC fund $

paris-14_sq French investment firm Sofinnova Partners has closed its seventh venture fund on €240m and launched a green seed fund.

11 December 2012

Terra Firma staff planning £100m Annington equity syndication

Terra Firma staff are reportedly attempting to hand off £100m of equity they put into their firm’s £3.2bn buyout of UK Army housing manager Annington Homes from Nomura last month.

11 December 2012

Siguler Guff hires ex-R3 Capital, Carlyle employee Jay Koh as partner

Jay Koh Siguler Guff - AltAssets Private Equity News Multi-strategy fund of funds investor Siguler Guff has hired Jay Koh from the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation as a managing director and partner.

11 December 2012

LGT Capital Partners buys real estate fund of funds Clerestory Capital

Switzerland’s LGT Capital Partners has acquired Clerestory Capital Advisors, a New York-based real estate-focused investment and advisory firm.

11 December 2012

Gimv loses money on Salsa Food Group sale

salad-lettuce_sq Belgian private equity firm Gimv has made a negative return by selling its shares in ready-made salad company Salsa Food Group to SaladSignature.


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