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29 July 2013

KKR’s earnings dip in second quarter $

graph_down_170sq Private equity major KKR saw a significant decline in profits in the second quarter as its investment income and net carried interest from private equity funds dropped.

26 July 2013

Canaan Partners leads $15m Series B round for Joor fashion marketplace

fashion_shoe_170sq Technology-focused venture capital firm Canaan Partners has led a $15m Series B financing round for fashion marketplace Joor.

26 July 2013

Private Equity Headhunters hires Jaree Zafar as CTO

zafar Recruitment firm Private Equity Headhunters has hired Jaree Zafar, who previously served as an adviser and consultant with its IT department, as its chief technology officer.

26 July 2013

Hong Kong’s Asia Pacific Capital invests $25m in VC-backed Ciris Energy

Hong Kong-based Asia Pacific Capital has invested $25m in a Series C round for coal gasification technology company Ciris Energy.

26 July 2013

Militello Capital raises nearly $6m for second venture capital fund $

Investment firm Piedmont Investment Advisers' affiliate Militello Capital has secured nearly $6m for its $25m-targeting second venture capital fund.

26 July 2013

Great Point almost doubles fund commitments in 9 months, $200m target looms $

Healthcare-focused growth capital firm Great Point Partners has almost doubled commitments for its second fund since October as it bears down in the vehicle’s $200m target, AltAssets has learned.

26 July 2013

Deal activity in information sector slows as valuations climb $

The volume of private equity-backed acquisitions in the information sector dropped in the first half as valuation multiples climbed, new data from Berkery Noyes showed.

26 July 2013

Oaktree Capital hires Goldman Sachs to find buyer for Tekni-Plex

Private equity firm Oaktree Capital has reportedly hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to help find a buyer for packaging company Tekni-Plex, which it hopes to sell for $800m.

26 July 2013

Venture capital-backed Conatus falls after raising $66m via IPO

Venture capital-backed biotech company Conatus Pharmaceuticals raised $66m via an IPO on the dipped more than 10 per cent in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq exchange after raising $66m via its IPO.

26 July 2013

Samsung Ventures backs SSD storage business Solidfire through $31m financing

SolidFire Samsung Ventures has led a $31m Series C financing round for solid state device (SSD) storage maker SolidFire.

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