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29 January 2013

NEA, GGV latest venture giants to back home design website Houzz

Houzz Global venture capital firms New Enterprise Associates and GV Capital have led a $35m Series C financing round for home remodelling and design platform Houzz.

29 January 2013

PSERS commits up to $100m to Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia IV

Morgan Stanley’s latest Asia-focused fund has received a commitment of up to $100m from the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System, ahead of an imminent first close.

29 January 2013

Segulah-backed S:t Eriks acquires granite supplier Stenia

scania_sq S:t Eriks, a maker of prefabricated concrete products backed by Stockholm-based buyout house Segulah, has bought granite and natural stone supplier Stenia.

29 January 2013

Lok Capital backs $3.7m Suryoday Microfinance equity round

India-focused private equity investor Lok Capital has reportedly co-led an INR200m ($3.7m) equity financing for credit and financial advice provider Suryoday Microfinance.

29 January 2013

NAV on the rise for German-listed private equity firm DBAG

German-listed private equity firm Deut­sche Beteiligungs ended its 2011/2012 financial year posting consolidated net income of €44.5m. NAV per share rose from €17.47 to €19.46.

29 January 2013

UK’s Encore exits online retailer Probikekit.com

London private equity firm Encore Capital has exited its investment in Probikekit.com with its sale to online retail company The Hut Group.

29 January 2013

Brentwood Associates serves up Veggie Grill equity funding

Veggie Grill Consumer-focused private equity firm Brentwood Associates has backed a $20m equity funding round for US vegetarian restaurant chain Veggie Grill.

29 January 2013

IFM raises $2bn from North American LPs for Global Infrastructure Fund

Australia’s Industry Funds Management raised $2bn towards its Global Infrastructure Fund from institutional investors in North America last year, marking the firm’s strongest fundraising year in the region since 2009.

29 January 2013

Phoenix Equity co-founder steps down as managing partner

Hugh Lenon, one of the co-founders of UK mid-market private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners has stepped down from his role as managing partner and has been named part-time chairman.

29 January 2013

Oregon commits $75m to Riverside’s latest lower mid-market fund $

US state investment group the Oregon Investment Council is to make a $75m commitment to Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund VI, which focuses on buyout opportunities in the lower end of the US mid-market.


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