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25 July 2012

Private equity-backed activity in healthcare IT sector soars $

Private equity-backed M&A activity in the US healthcare IT industry soared 62 per cent during the first half of the year, a trend that is expected to continue for the next five years based on a number of macro factors.

25 July 2012

Cisco backs Redpoint, Brazil VC fund

Following the close of Redpoint Ventures and’ Brazil-focused early stage fund, IT networking giant Cisco has revealed it committed $15m to the $130m fund.

25 July 2012

Snubbed Fondiaria-SAI bidder Palladio sells stake in company

Italian private equity fund Palladio has apparently sold its five per cent stake in insurer Fondiaria-SAI two weeks after missing out on a buyout of the company.

25 July 2012

Resilience Capital Partners breaks target with $222.5m

US lower mid-market firm Resilience Capital Partners has completed the final close of The Resilience Fund III, on $222.5m, exceeding its $200m target.

25 July 2012

Abraaj promotes Speechley to Aureos CEO after completing acquisition

Tom Speechley Aureos Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News Abraaj Capital has completed its acquisition of Aureos Capital to create the largest private equity firm in the world focused on SME in emerging markets.

25 July 2012

TA Associates inks $76m investment in Viewpoint Construction Software

US-based TA Associates has made a $76m minority investment in Coaxis, parent company of financial and accounting software company Viewpoint Construction Software.

25 July 2012

Cathay Capital invests in China Lego distributor Kids Land

blocks5_sq Cathay Capital has invested in Kids Land, a distributor of toys including Lego to mainland China, marking the Sino European private equity firm’s eighth deal from its second fund.

25 July 2012

Blackstone gets discount deal with $246m Gecina logistics portfolio buy

warehouse2_sq The Blackstone Group has picked up a portfolio of 28 real estate logistics assets from French company Gecina, it is understood.

25 July 2012

CVC sells Infastech to Stanley Black & Decker for $850m

screws_lrg CVC has sold iPhone and Blackberry screwmaker Infastech to Stanley Black & Decker in an $850m deal.

25 July 2012

UK’s RCapital backs MBO of web marketing company bChannels

UK private equity firm RCapital has backed the MBO of Oxford-based web marketing company bChannels.

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