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25 January 2013

US software company Compuware rejects $2.3bn Elliott buyout

US software company Compuware Corporation has rejected the proposed buyout offer from hedge fund group Elliott Management Corporation.

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.

25 January 2013

Access to leverage helps drive 2012’s biggest buyouts $

The top ten buyout deals of 2012 reflect a trend towards increased leveraged as private equity found themselves able to access greater amounts of financing, leading to some of the year’s biggest transactions.

25 January 2013

Altamont Capital hires food-focused Tim Bruer as operating partner

San Francisco Bay area private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners has hired Tim Bruer as an operating partner. He will focus primarily on investment opportunities in the food and beverage sectors.

25 January 2013

Secondaries-focused NewGlobe launches to target “disrupted-cycle” funds $

Secondaries investment firm NewGlobe Capital has launched to focus on buying limited partnership interests in mature private equity funds and on leading fund recapitalisation deals.

25 January 2013

Blackstone seeks $450m for hotel refinancing

Global private equity giant Blackstone Group is reportedly planning to borrow up to $450m to refinance debt on the historic Hotel de Coronado in San Diego, California.

25 January 2013

Solegear Bioplastics wins backing from Best Buy’s corporate VC arm

Canada-based Solegear Bioplastics has received a strategic investment from Best Buy Capital, the corproate venturing arm of the international electronics giant.

25 January 2013

Technology Crossover Ventures leads $75m Series D for AppNexus

Advertising technology platform AppNexus has closed on a Series D round of $75m, led by Technology Crossover Ventures.

25 January 2013

VC-backed fuel cell company ReliOn seals strategic investment

US fuel cell company ReliOn, which is backed by Oak Investment Partners and Chrysalix Energy, has secured a strategic investment from engine specialist Cummins.

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