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25 April 2013

VC-backed hybrid storage company NexGen sells for $114m

Venture capital-backed hybrid storage company NexGen Storage has been acquired by NYSE-listed Fusion-io for $114m.

25 April 2013

HarbourVest Global Private Equity extends credit faclity with LloydsTSB Bank

Listed investment vehicle HarbourVest Global Private Equity has extended its multi-currency credit facility with LloydsTSB Bank.

25 April 2013

SMC Capital China backs Series A for medical IT company Dalian Senyint

China growth capital private equity firm SMC Capital China has made a $5m Series A investment in medical IT company Dalian Senyint International Digital Medical System.

25 April 2013

Partners Group invests in Hong Kong real estate

Partners Group has invested in a 13-storey warehouse in Hong Kong’s Kowloon East, which it said is emerging as an important office submarket and is located close to transport links.

25 April 2013

New Silk Route eyes up Indian fast food chain Punjabi By Nature

Asia-focused private equity firm New Silk Route is eyeing up an investment in Indian fast food chain Punjabi By Nature.

25 April 2013

Permira holds €2.2bn first closing towards revised fundraising target $

UK private equity firm Permira has raised €2.2bn towards its revised fundraising target for its latest buyout fund, the firm revealed in a letter to its investors yesterday evening.

24 April 2013

Debt-laden Carlyle portfolio company Synagro files for bankruptcy protection

Carlyle’s debt-ridden portfolio company Synagro Technologies is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its borrowing according to Reuters.

24 April 2013

University business schools launch Private Equity Research Consortium

Business scholars from a group of universities have created a new consortium for research on private equity.

24 April 2013

New Mexico backs Sierra Ventures latest fund with $10m

New Mexico’s State Investment Council (SIC) has invested $10m in Sierra Ventures’ tenth fund, which is targeting $150m.

24 April 2013

Private equity firms line up for €4bn EQT, GIC sale of Springer Science

Private equity firms including Carlyle, BC Partners and KKR are ready to bid up to €4bn for EQT and GIC-owned Springer Science & Business Media, it is understood.

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