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20 August 2012

GGV Capital collects $508m for fourth growth fund

china-wall_lrg China and US-focused venture firm GGV Capital has collected more than $508m of commitments for its latest growth vehicle.

20 August 2012

Patientco raises $3.75m from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox

Healthcare expense management company Patientco has closed a $3.75m Series A funding round, led by corporate venture firm BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Chicago-based Sandbox Industries.

20 August 2012

ABR Chesapeake Fund IV raises $276m for mid-cap real estate

US real estate-focused investment firm Alex Brown Realty has closed its ABR Chesapeake Fund IV on $276m.

20 August 2012

Private equity exits in India plunge 90% in second quarter $

Private equity exits in India plunged by almost 90 per cent in value during the second quarter compared to the same period last year, as tax changes proposed in the budget and the falling rupee weighed heavily on investor sentiment.

20 August 2012

Investors adapt “familiar disciplines” to Asian PE markets $

In the past few years global private equity investors have clearly understood that the only way to be a player in Asia is to have a local presence.

17 August 2012

CalPERS commits $530m to two China-focused real estate funds

California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the $238bn US pension fund, has made a $530m commitment to two new real estate funds that will target real estate investments in China.

17 August 2012

GSV Capital backs open source education software company rSmart

GSV Advisors have joined ASAHI Net to back a $10.75m financing round for education technology provider rSmart.

17 August 2012

Gridiron Capital beats target again in second private equity fundraise $

Connecticut-based Gridiron Capital has followed up its target-busting 2007 debut fund by breaking its $400m goal for its second vehicle.

17 August 2012

Private equity firms struggling to exit record pre-crisis buyouts $

Private equity firms are still suffering a hangover from the pre-financial crisis buyout boom as they struggle to exit a record number of investments.

17 August 2012

Index Ventures leads $40m Series D round for Pure Storage

London-based venture capital firm Index Ventures has led an oversubscribed $40m Series D round for all-flash enterprise storage array company Pure Storage, which also received contributions from existing investors Greylock, Redpoint and Sutter Hill.

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