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29 January 2013

HealthCap moves to three-quarter mark for sixth venture fund $

European healthcare-focused venture capital firm HealthCap has gathered about three-quarters of its €150m target for its latest fund.

28 January 2013

Ex-BBC chairman’s Anthos Capital launches second fund $

gavyn davies_sq Anthos Capital, the growth equity firm co-founded by former BBC chairman and Goldman Sachs partner Gavyn Davies, has hit the fundraising trail for its second investment vehicle.

28 January 2013

PE-backed investments platform Kuber hires Brett Williams as advisor

boardroom3_170sq Private equity-backed Enterprise Investment Scheme platform Kuber Ventures has brought in former Skandia chief executive Brett Williams as an advisor to the senior management team.

28 January 2013

Fanisi Capital provides equity, mezzanine finance for Rwanda’s Sophar

drug-pharma-medical-healthcare East Africa-focused venture firm Fanisi Capital has invested in Rwandan pharmaceutical wholesaler Sophar.

28 January 2013

Venture firms back Bone Therapeutics again in €7.7m financing

Bone Therapeutics Venture capital investors in bone disease treatment company Bone Therapeutics have returned to fund a €7.7m Series D round for the business.

28 January 2013

Bob Geldof’s private equity firm 8 Miles to make first investment

bob geldof_sq 8 Miles, the Africa-focused private equity firm chaired by activist and Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof, is poised to make its first investment.

28 January 2013

Smedvig Capital exits Swedish self-storage company Selstor

Selstor London-based venture investor Smedvig Capital has sold Swedish self-storage company Selstor to Nordic trade buyer Pelican.

25 January 2013

Regional venture activity bucks wider US slowdown $

This growth in regional US venture capital has countered a wider slowdown in US VC activity, according to one local venturing group.

25 January 2013

Loyalty marketing company Front Flip wins backing from angel investors

Loyalty marketing company Front Flip has raised $3.75m in Series B funding bringing its fundraising total to $7.7m.

25 January 2013

Healthcare equipment aims to buck downward VC trend $

In a challenging economic climate, where fundraising remains tight and with decreasing opportunities to exit, venture capital firms have become extremely cautious in choosing their investments.

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