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20 August 2012

India Equity pioneers private equity push into Indian dental sector

teeth-dental-dentist India Equity Partners claims to have made the first major private equity investment in the country’s dental health delivery industry by picking up a majority stake in Axiss Dental.

20 August 2012

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Capital loses head of investments

masdar_cinneide_170sq Alex O’Cinneide has left Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Capital, where he has served as head of investments for the state-backed fund manager since January 2007.

20 August 2012

Ratos nets 23% IRR from investment in Lindab International

Swedish private equity firm Ratos has made a gain of SEK85m ($13m) and an IRR of 23 per cent from its investment in Lindab International after exiting the steel building parts maker to Systemair.

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.

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