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13 September 2013

LPs offer differing responses to cyclicality of fundraising markets $

How investors react to the cyclical nature of the industry depends, for the most part, on their maturity and their investment timeline.

13 September 2013

ECI earns 2.1x return from sale of healthcare IT company Ascribe

UK private equity firm ECI Partners has sold healthcare IT company Ascribe to AIM-listed EMIS Group for £57.5m, yielding a 2.1x return on its investment.

12 September 2013

3TS Capital Partners holds €103m first close for latest fund

Central and Eastern Europe focused investment firm 3TS Capital Partners has held a first close of €103m for its third fund.

12 September 2013

Morgenthaler partners raise $175m for renamed Canvas Venture Fund $

A trio of Morgenthaler Ventures partners have closed a $175m IT-focused vehicle renamed Canvas Venture Fund.

12 September 2013

AlpInvest Partners executive Elliot Royce steps down

royce Elliot Royce has stepped down as co-head of European fund of funds AlpInvest Partners’ fund investments group after six years with the firm.

12 September 2013

VC firms invest $1.5m in Greek, US messaging business Pinnatta

mobile phone touch screen pda Greek venture capital firms Odyssey Venture Partners and PJ Tech Catalyst have backed a $1.5m Series A financing round for interactive multimedia messaging platform Pinnatta.

12 September 2013

3i bids for remaining stake in Scandlines

scandlines 3i has reportedly made an offer to buy out Nordic ferry operator Scandlines after the UK investment firm and co-owner Allianz Capital Partners failed to find a buyer for the business.

12 September 2013

Morgenthaler Ventures closes latest fund above target, rebrands as Canvas Venture Fund

Venture capital firm Morgenthaler Ventures has closed its tenth fund above target and rebranded as Canvas Venture Fund.

12 September 2013

Blackstone looks to begin exiting $26.7bn Hilton buyout through $1.25bn IPO

Blackstone Group-backed hotel giant Hilton Worldwide has filed to raise up to $1.25bn in an IPO as the private equity major looks to begin exiting one of the largest leveraged buyouts preceding the global financial crash.

12 September 2013

Dell shareholders give CEO, Silver Lake green light for biggest LBO since 2007

delll The Dell buyout saga is now over as founder and CEO Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake have secured shareholder approval for their $24.4bn take-private offer.


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