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3 September 2015

New Sectoral Asset PE fund to target late-stage healthcare opportunities $

Maha Katabi, Sectoral, smiling The first thing to understand about NEMO III is that it is not a sequel to a 2003 Walt Disney animated film about an orange fish.

28 August 2015

Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine Fund collects $50m

dollars cash money US-based Endeavour Structured Equity and Mezzanine Fund (SEAM) is closing in on its $75m target for its second fund, AltAssets can reveal.

26 August 2015

Edge Natural Resources closes debut fund on $445.7m

refinery-109024_640 Dallas-based private equity firm Edge Natural Resources has closed its debut fund on $445.7m.

25 August 2015

Denham Capital teams with Nexif for South East Asia power investments

twilight-532720_1280 Energy-focused private equity firm Denham Capital has teamed with Singapore power management company Nexif to form a new power investment platform in south east Asia.

20 August 2015

Charlesbank Capital, EIG Global, Tailwater invest in Southcross entities

oil-106913_1280 Charlesbank Capital Partners, EIG Global Energy Partners and Tailwater Capital were among the investors who participated in a $175m funding round for Southcross Energy Partners and a related entity, Southcross Holdings.

19 August 2015

First Reserve energy infra co-founding partner Hearn launches new investment business

Chris Hearn First Reserve infrastructure team managing director Chris Hearn is believed to have left the firm to launch his own energy investment business.

18 August 2015

Nigeria’s Synergy Capital invests in Viathan Engineering

Akitoye Akindele Lagos, Nigeria-based Synergy Capital Managers said it has completed an investment of an undisclosed size in Viathan Engineering, a Nigerian power company.

18 August 2015

Warburg Pincus, Sutter Hill Ventures in $100m consumer-focused genome project

DNA, gene strand Warburg Pincus, the New York-based private equity firm, and Palo Alto, California's Sutter Hill Ventures are joining forces with US gene-sequencing giant Illumina to launch a new company they say will "empower consumers to discover insights into their own genomes".

17 August 2015

Accion, LeapFrog and Lok among investors in $25m Indian finance platform

India Accion, LeapFrog Investments and Lok Capital were among the investors in a recently-completed $25m financing round raised on behalf of IFMR Holdings, a subsidiary of IFMR Trust, which is aimed at ensuring financial services reach currently-under-serviced areas of India.

11 August 2015

Balderton Capital key investor in crowdfunding platform Prodigy Finance

college graduation cap gown Pixabay Balderton Capital, a London-based venture capital specialist, was the lead investor in a $12.5m equity investment round for Prodigy Finance, a crowdfunding platform that helps students from Africa and Asia attend top US and European business schools.

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