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18 December 2012

Lehman spin-out Trilantic continues exit spree with TLP Energy sale

Trilantic, the buyout firm set up three years ago by five former dealmakers from Lehman Brothers' merchant banking arm, has sold Oklahoma City-based oil and gas producer TLP Energy just a year after financing the company’s formation.

18 December 2012

Global IPO activity down 30% year on year amid choppy markets $

Turbulent global markets have caused capital raised through IPOs to drop 30 per cent year-on-year according to a new report by financial services firm Ernst & Young.

18 December 2012

Private equity firm GreenSoil targets CAD$16m for agriculture fund

agri_field_170sq Israel and Canada-based agriculture private equity firm GreenSoil has launched its second GreenSoil investment fund with a target of CAD$16m ($15.4m). The firm, which holds offices in Raanana and Toronto, typically targets companies with existing products and initial revenues in place while seeking a minority holding. It seeks investments in companies within the nutrition and[...]

17 December 2012

Blackstone eyeing $600m IPO for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment

SeaWorld Global private equity heavyweight Blackstone is reportedly close to filing an IPO for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment that could raise up to $600m.

17 December 2012

Sequoia’s 2012 fundraising breaks $2.5bn with latest global vehicle $

sequoia-tree-trunk-wood Sequoia Capital has gathered $700m for its latest global growth vehicle, bringing the global venture heavyweight's total fundraising so far this year across five separate funds to more than $2.5bn.

17 December 2012

Novo Ventures leads $32m financing for biotech company Allakos

virus2_sq Denmark-based Novo Ventures has led a $32m Series A preferred stock financing round for antibody-focused biotechnology company Allakos.

17 December 2012

Healthcare giant Baxter leads $38m Naurex financing through venture arm

brain_lrg The venture capital arm of US healthcare giant Baxter International has led a $38m financing round for depression-targeting drug developer Naurex.

17 December 2012

TA Associates buys online authentification company DigiCert

Global growth equity firm TA Associates has made its latest investment in the online security sector by purchasing authentication and encryption company DigiCert.

17 December 2012

Founders Club takes new approach to fundraising for SME-focused vehicle $

growth2_sq The Founders Club has confirmed it has a group of growth stage businesses interested in taking part in the first close of its Growth Equity Exchange Fund.

17 December 2012

Neuberger Berman-backed Dyal Capital buys minority stake in Pinnacle AM

Hedge fund-focused private equity investor Dyal Capital Partners has picked up a minority stake in commodities-focused alternative asset manager Pinnacle.

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