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18 March 2013

Quadrant Private Equity slashes stake in Summerset to 37.2%

Australian buyout house Quadrant Private Equity has reduced its stake in Summerset Group to 37.2 per cent by selling an 18.6 per cent interest in the retirement village operator.

18 March 2013

Amethis inks first deal with $10.5m investment in Kenya’s Chase Bank

Africa-focused investment firm Amethis Finance has invested $10.5m in Kenya’s Chase Bank.

15 March 2013

Berlusconi’s Mediaset to launch corporate VC fund for digital tech startups

SONY DSC Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s media group Mediaset is set to launch a venture fund to invest in Italian digital technology startups.

15 March 2013

Greyrock Capital targets $200m for third mezzanine fundraise $

rock-boulder-stone Mezzanine investor Greyrock Capital is back on the fundraising trail in the hope of raising its biggest-ever fund.

15 March 2013

Kinder Morgan sells Express-Platte Pipeline stake for $380m

NYSE-listed Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has sold its one-third interest in the Express-Platte Pipeline System to Spectra Energy for approximately $380m.

15 March 2013

Life sciences investor RiverVest Venture Partners acclaims Fund II IRR

Life science-focused investment firm RiverVest Venture Partners has confirmed its Fund II has yielded a 14.5 per cent per annum net IRR since inception.

15 March 2013

Carlyle adds three to management committee

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has made three additions to the firm`s management committee.

15 March 2013

Blackstone-backed Pinnacle Foods eyes $667m from IPO

Blackstone-backed Pinnacle Foods, the company behind the Birds Eye brand, has filed to raise up to $667m through an IPO to pay down the company’s debt.

15 March 2013

Unlocking private capital key to UK infrastructure growth $

With close to 65 per cent of the UK’s infrastructure being developed through private financing, there are still concerns that it will be difficult to unlock new development spend from the private sector without a consistency in message and action from the government.

15 March 2013

Mangrove, VTB venture arm back $11m Oktogu.ru financing

hotel holiday A group of venture capital firms has made an $11m investment in Russian online hotel reservations agency Oktogo.ru.


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