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1 March 2013

Genstar acquires US insurance broker Acrisure

cheque_deal_pen_170sq US mid-market private equity firm Genstar has acquired retail insurance broker Acrisure which it hopes will replicate the success of its former portfolio business Confie Seguros.

1 March 2013

Protracted fundraising proves the new normal for private equity $

A protracted fundraising process is not necessarily synonymous with a bad fund opportunity in a market where straightforward fundraises are something of a rarity,

1 March 2013

Sumeet Jain joins Intel Capital from CMEA

sumeet 41 CMEA Capital partner Sumeet Jain has confirmed he is to join corporate venture capital firm Intel Capital, where he will focus on consumer internet and mobile web investments as part of the consumer internet team.

1 March 2013

Draper Triangle Ventures hits $40m for tech fund III $

Draper Triangle Ventures, the Midwest US-based network partner of Silicon Valley VC group Draper Fisher Jurvetson, said it has hit a first close of just over $40m for its third fund.

1 March 2013

Berkshire Partners buys controlling stake in SRS Distribution from AEA

Boston based private equity firm Berkshire Partners has bought a majority stake in US operating residential roofing distributor SRS Distribution from peer AEA Investors.

28 February 2013

Crown family’s VC fund backs Kala Pharmaceuticals

Crown Venture Fund has led an $11.5m Series A funding round for Kala Pharmaceuticals to advance its portfolio of innovative ophthalmic programmes.

28 February 2013

Venture-backed deal site Groupon sees steep market value drop

loss-graph-negative Groupon, the daily deals website which attracted the largest-ever financing round for a startup two years ago, has seen its market value slump 25 per cent following a surprise loss in the fourth quarter.

28 February 2013

VMG Partners promotes VP Wu to principal

San Francisco-based private equity firm VMG Partners has boosted its management team by promoting vice president Wayne Wu to principal.

28 February 2013

Andreessen Horowitz attracted to Julep Beauty Series B

Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has led a $10.3m financing round for US beauty brand Julep Beauty.

28 February 2013

Panorama Capital backs CardioKinetix’s $48m Series E round

news_heartmonitor.lrg Medical devices maker CardioKinetix has successfully raised $48m via a Series E funding round, which was backed by new investor Panorama Capital.

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