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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.

24 January 2013

Family investment office Armory Capital backs Jim’s Formal Wear

Family investment office Armory Capital has backed wholesale clothing rental company Jim’s Formal Wear.

24 January 2013

US VC firm Bessemer names new partners

US venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners has promoted Kent Bennett, Brian Feinstein, Ethan Kurzweil and Trevor Oelschig to partner, and also hired Alex Ferrara as partner.

24 January 2013

Brookside Mezzanine Partners seeks $100m for third mezzanine fund

dollar envelope money US-based private equity firm Brookside Mezzanine Partners is raising its Brookside Mezzanine Partners fund with a target of $100m, having already raised $64m, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm, which currently has over $500m under management, invests in subordinated debt and minority equity in small and mid-sized companies[...]

24 January 2013

Canadian PE firm Novacap inks Host.net deal, targets US expansion

Canadian private equity firm Novacap has acquired US-based Host.net, a provider of network infrastructure services focusing on colocation, cloud computing, virtualisation and storage.

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