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7 June 2012

Top JP Morgan media banker to join Financial Sponsors Group

harry-hampson-JP-Morgan-FSG JP Morgan’s top media-focused banker Harry Hampson is heading to private equity firm advisor Financial Sponsors Group (FSG) as its Europe, Middle East and Africa head.

7 June 2012

Catterton invests in US gourmet sandwich chain Mendocino Farms

sandwich-gourmet_sq Consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton Partners has invested in Mendocino Farms, a US gourmet sandwich chain known for its support of the slow food movement.

7 June 2012

Former Goldman exec nets Bregal backing for $500m fund

gene-yoon-goldman-bregal_sq Former Goldman Sachs executive Gene Yoon has won the backing of corporate investment house Bregal to launch a $500m private equity fund, which will target growth-oriented investments similar to those he was making for the Wall Street banking giant.

7 June 2012

Jafco heads oversubscribed Series C round for data company Delphix

Japan’s Jafco Ventures has led a $25m financing round for big data and cloud computing company Delphix.

7 June 2012

Maven Capital Partners exits Transys to MDAX-listed Vossloh

Scottish lower mid-market private equity firm Maven Capital Partners has sold its stake in Transys Projects to German engineering company Vossloh Kiepe, the rail transportation unit of MDAX-listed Vossloh.

7 June 2012

TPG reshuffles Asia team ahead of $5bn fund close

Global buyout heavyweight TPG Capital has reshuffled its Asia senior management team ahead of closing its $5bn fund – its sixth investment vehicle raised to target the region.

7 June 2012

PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals raises $48.4m from NEA-backed Series B

PhaseBio, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing drugs to treat diabetes, metabolic disease and cardiovascular disease, has raised $48.4m from a Series B financing round from existing investors including New Enterprise Associates.

7 June 2012

Silicon Valley-style seed accelerator comes to Africa through Savannah Fund

A trio of venture capital veterans are bringing the Silicon Valley-style accelerator model to Africa by launching their debut $10m seed fund.

7 June 2012

August Capital leads $45m financing round for PubMatic

August Capital has led a $45m mezzanine financing round for PubMatic, a digital media platform for publishers, alongside existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Nexus Venture Partners, Helion Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

7 June 2012

Goldman Sachs sells down controversial stake in Kinder Morgan

Carlyle and Goldman Sachs are selling a chunk of their controversial stake in US pipeline giant Kinder Morgan following the company’s acquisition of oil and gas major El Paso last month.

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