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11 November 2013

EIF under attack from VC industry it seeks to support $

While many VC have much to thank the European Investment Fund for, others are less than happy as to its role in the marketplace, accusing it of deterring potential LPs and dictating unreasonable fund terms.

11 November 2013

US Democrats plan to hike taxes for fund managers

dc Democratic members of the US Congress are reportedly planning to hike taxes for private equity fund managers.

11 November 2013

Private equity investment in consumer products sector falls $

Deal activity in the business to consumer sector has been slow so far this year, but it has not been as depressed as other industries, McGladrey said in a recent report.

11 November 2013

Finland sees investment slump from domestic PE firms despite strong foreign backing $

Finland Finnish private equity firms invested the lowest amount of capital in more than five years in the third quarter of 2013 despite figures for the year as a whole looking strong, new research has shown.

11 November 2013

CDC goes direct with investment in Congo agribusiness $

UK development finance investor CDC has provided $18.1m for Feronia, an agricultural production and processing business focused on palm oil plantations and arable farming in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

11 November 2013

FullCycle Energy secures first commitments for $120m fund $

Waste conversion-focused investment firm FullCycle Energy is seeking $120m for a venture capital fund, AltAssets has learned.

11 November 2013

Atomico pulls in more than $475m through explosive third fundraise $

Niklas Zennstrom Atomico Skype - AltAssets Private Equity News Skype founder Niklas Zennström’s venture capital firm Atomico has easily beaten its target for its third private equity vehicle after pulling in more than $475m.

11 November 2013

Temasek leads investment in Chinese baby milk company Yashili

Investors including Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek have acquired a $213m ownership stake in Chinese baby milk company Yashili International Holdings.

11 November 2013

Cyprium raises $228.8m for first independent fund

dollar envelope money Private equity firm Cyprium Investment Partners has raised more than $200m for its latest fund.

11 November 2013

Jiuding Capital pulls in one-third of RMB3bn target in first close for latest fund

Chinese private equity firm Jiuding Capital has reportedly hit a RMB1bn ($164m) first close for its latest vehicle.


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