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10 April 2012

Braemer Energy Ventures, Chrysalix SET, Hermes GPE back Sefaira Series A round

US venture firm Braemer Energy Ventures has led a $10.8m financing round in building-related energy efficiency software company Sefaira.

10 April 2012

Gores Group acquires touch screen arm of TE Connectivity for $380m

mobile-touch LA-based private equity firm The Gores Group has agreed a $380m cash deal for the touch screen computing arm of TE Connectivity.

10 April 2012

Burrill & Co leads $16.5m financing in cataract surgery company WaveTec

Burrill & Company has led a $16.5m financing round into precision cataract surgery tech developer WaveTec Vision.

10 April 2012

Duke Street completes first ‘sidecar’ vehicle deal $

funeral-horse Duke Street has led a consortium of investors in the secondary buyout of LM Funerals, marking the British mid-market private equity firm’s first transaction to be completed on a deal-by-deal basis since shelving plans to raise its seventh fund.

10 April 2012

Cerberus follows up Yellow Pages enquiry with $950m stake purchase

telephone-cable_sq Cerberus Capital Management has taken a $950m punt on Yellow Pages by buying a 53 per cent stake in the dwindling US business from AT&T.

10 April 2012

H.I.G. Capital raises $268m for life science venture fund

H.I.G. Capital has closed its H.I.G. BioVentures II fund on $268m, exceeding its $250m target. The fund invests as part of the global private equity group’s dedicated life science investment affiliate.

10 April 2012

Embattled 3i seeks two non-exec directors to bolster board

news_3i_lrg British private equity house 3i is looking to hire two non-executive directors, in a bid to appease disgruntled investors amid growing discontent over the embattled firm's investment strategy.

10 April 2012

HSBC exits remaining stake in Montagu as regulation looms $

Montagu Private Equity has become fully independent after British banking giant and former parent company HSBC agreed to sell its 19.9 per cent stake back to the London-based firm’s management team.

10 April 2012

Listed markets rally with JOBS Act imminent $

Despite seventy-five percent of IPOs in the current quarter pricing within or below their anticipated initial pricing range in their first filing, new issuers successfully attracted very strong after-market investment interest.

10 April 2012

Braemer helps build Sefaira through $10.8m Series A financing

Braemer Energy Ventures has led a $10.8m financing round in building-related energy efficiency software company Sefaira.


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