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2 March 2012

Intel Capital among $3m financers of IT blueprinting company Adaptivity

Intel Capital was among a trio of investors to pump another $3m into IT blueprinting software company Adaptivity.

2 March 2012

Mid-market firm Irving Place adds senior advisors for industrial practice

Mid-market private equity firm Irving Place Capital has appointed two new senior advisors for its industrial practice.

2 March 2012

Kohlberg Capital adds alternative asset manager Trimaran to portfolio

boat1 Kohlberg Capital has bought alternative asset manager Trimaran Advisors for $25m and 3.6 million shares of common stock.

2 March 2012

China Investment Corp adds Liang Xiang as executive vice president

china-wall_lrg China Investment Corp, the investment arm of China’s vast sovereign wealth fund, has appointed Liang Xiang as executive vice president.

2 March 2012

Duke Street completes €277m Deloro sale, nets 2.4x return

Duke Street has completed the €277m sale of engineering group Deloro Stellite to US trade buyer Kennametal.

2 March 2012

US institutional investor establishes wind power fund

US retirement fund TIAA-CREF has partnered with power producer Edison Mission Energy and Alaska-based native corporation Cook Inlet Region to launch a new fund to invest in wind projects across North America.

2 March 2012

Venture-backed Yelp prices shares for $900m valuation

news_logo_yelp_lrg Venture capital-backed Yelp has priced 7.1 million shares for its highly anticipated initial public offering at $15 each, valuing the local business website at almost $900m.

2 March 2012

Pension plans in pole position to capitalise on Indian investmentsp

vikram-gandhi Large institutional investors are in pole position to capitalise in India amid a slipping growth rate, according to one of the region's most active investment advisors.

2 March 2012

CEO of Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund steps down

The CEO of Bahraini sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat Holding Company, Talal Al Zain, has stepped down.

2 March 2012

IK Investment Partners hits €1bn first close for seventh fundp

European private equity major IK Investment Partners has hit the fundraising trail for its latest €1.7bn investment vehicle and is warming up for a strong first close this month, according to two sources close to the situation.


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