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22 May 2013

Divergent raises over $12m for third fund, aims for final close in Q2 $

Venture capital firm Divergent Partners is nearly halfway through with raising its third fund, AltAssets has learned.

22 May 2013

Balderton Capital backs social media platform Urturn with $10.7m

dollars roll_sq UK-based venture capital firm Balderton Capital has led a $13.4m funding round for social platform Urturn, which calls itself the next natural step for social media.

22 May 2013

Fundraising market imbalance likely to persist for two years $

There are reasons for optimism, but it could take up to another two years before the imbalance in the fundraising market is solved, according to Forum Capital Partners co-founder, Robert Schwabe.

22 May 2013

Food tech investment on the rise with sharp growth in activity $

food6 The food tech sector saw a significant increase in investor interest last year with the number of deals jumping 37 per cent.

22 May 2013

NYCERS PE head quits to join secondaries firm Landmark Partners

exit sign_sq The New York City Employees’ Retirement System’s private equity head Barry Miller has reportedly quit the role to join up with secondaries specialist Landmark Partners.

22 May 2013

Predicted demise of venture capital model fails to emerge $

James Healy Sofinnova Ventures Rumours of venture capital’s impending demise have been greatly exaggerated as the predicted ‘delayed slump’ following the financial crash has yet to emerge.

22 May 2013

Blue Wolf, Atlas Holdings receive union backing for Twin Rivers stake buy

newspaper india_lrg Blue Wolf Capital Partners and Atlas Holdings have agreed to buy a controlling interest in Brookfield Asset Management-owned Twin Rivers Paper Company.

22 May 2013

Oaktree Capital expects to raise up to $367.6m from share sale

Distressed debt investor Oaktree Capital expects to raise up to $367.6m from the upcoming secondary share sale.

21 May 2013

Shasta Ventures leads $12m Series B round for Swipely

Shasta Ventures has helped more than double merchant payments business Swipely’s venture capital backing by leading a $12m Series B financing round.

21 May 2013

Graycliff Partners exits records storage business ISCC to Iron Mountain

US lower mid-market firm Graycliff Partners has sold its majority stake in records storage business Information Storage Consolidation Company to NYSE-listed Iron Mountain.

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