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5 November 2012

JP Morgan top dog in China after gathering $665m for renminbi fund $

JP Morgan has confirmed its position as the biggest foreign manager of a renminbi private equity fund after collecting at least two-thirds of its target for its debut yuan-denominated vehicle.

5 November 2012

Corporate VC breaks new ground as investment focus widens $

As corporate venturing expands beyond its traditional strongholds, the investment focus is widening as well, looking beyond their core businesses toward sectors such as clean technology.

5 November 2012

Neo Technology seals $11m Series B from Denmark’s Sunstone Capital

graph_positive_170sq Online graph database Neo Technology has raised $11m in Series B funding led by Nordic early stage venture firm Sunstone Capital, bringing the total amount raised to more than $24m.

5 November 2012

Ambienta to invest in Italian energy efficiency company Tattile

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5 November 2012

Former Permira healthcare head joins Caledonia Investments

Sally Flanagan Caledonia Investments - AltAssets Private Equity News Permira’s former head of healthcare Sally Flanagan has joined Caledonia Investments as an associate director.

5 November 2012

Pangea bolsters team with former BarCap, Morgan Stanley exec $

PaulBijleveld2012_sq Pangea Investors, a new private equity firm set up by two former Morgan Stanley dealmakers, has hired Barclays Capital’s former head of investment banking for the Netherlands as an affiliate partner.

5 November 2012

Fusion Telecommunications inks $22.5m financing

Cloud telecoms services provider Fusion Telecommunications International has closed on $22.5m of financings, with participation from Praesidian Capital and Plexus Capital.

5 November 2012

OpCapita could reap Comet profit despite 6,600 facing sack

Comet electrical - AltAssets Private Equity News Buyout house OpCapita could still make a profit from sinking electrical retailer Comet even as thousands of staff look set to lose their jobs.

5 November 2012

AXA Private Equity backs Bravofly’s acquisition of Spain’s Rumbo

The private equity arm of French insurance giant AXA has participated in a €20m capital increase for Bravofly, which will help finance the European online travel agency’s acquisition of Spanish rival Rumbo.

5 November 2012

Carlyle Group eyeing Prizm controlling stake

news_atm2_lrg Global asset manager Carlyle is reported to be making a bid for a controlling stake in Sequoia Capital-backed electronic payments business Prizm Payments.


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