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9 July 2012

Harbour Group raises $241.5m towards sixth fund

US mid-market private equity firm Harbour Group has raised $241.5m towards its latest fund, according to a filing with the US Securities & Exchange Commission.

9 July 2012

3i buys $36m road portfolio stake through Indian Infrastructure Fund

3i Group’s Indian infrastructure arm has completed a $36m investment in Supreme Infrastructure India’s (SII) portfolio of four road companies.

9 July 2012

Castle Harlan’s Securus acquires Direct Hit Systems

crime-police_sq Castle Harlan-backed Securus, which provides inmate audio and video communications and investigative technologies, has acquired a company that provides investigative and data analysis tools for the law enforcement and corrections industry in North America.

9 July 2012

Switzerland’s b-to-v Partners invests in German medtech company Curefab

xray_lrg Swiss investment firm b-to-v Partners has partnered with founding investors High-Tech Gruenderfonds and Bayern Kapital, to lead a Series A financing round for Munich-based medtech company Curefab.

9 July 2012

New Indian private equity firm Quadria begins $300m healthcare fundraise

Asian healthcare-focused private equity firm Quadria Capital has begun raising a $300m fund aimed at the Indian market.

9 July 2012

BC Partners makes 3x return on Brenntag $

Brachem Acquisition, a vehicle managed by BC Partners, Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs, has placed its remaining 6.87 million shares in German chemical giant Brenntag, marking the end of BC's largest deal to date.

9 July 2012

Standard Charted PE seals fourth NPS co-invest with Smoothies Korea deal

smoothie-lassi-strawberry-drink Standard Chartered Private Equity has completed a $46m investment in drinks-maker Smoothies Korea, its fourth deal with the country’s National Pension Service.

6 July 2012

Gores grabs second Adecco business in a week with Glotel buy

Global investment firm The Gores Group has completed its second purchase from Adecco Group within a week by purchasing mobile communications network solutions provider Glotel.

6 July 2012

Capvis’ Bartec attracts heavyweight private equity interest

Swiss private equity firm Capvis has attracted heavyweight private equity interest for its stake in Bartec, a German manufacturer of industrial safety tools for sectors including the oil and gas and mining industries.

6 July 2012

Intel steps up Turkey presence as possible overheating fears grow $

Baris Aksoy Intel Capital Turkey - AltAssets Private Equity News Intel’s venture arm hopes to get the drop on its competition in the Turkish market ahead of a feared surge in valuations, the firm’s new country head has told AltAssets.


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