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5 March 2012

Infinity Group invests $1.27m in silicon chip company Solorein

microchip5_sq China-focused Israel venture firm Infinity Group has invested $1.27m in silicon chip manufacturer Solorein Technology.

5 March 2012

Redpoint, eVentures to set up VC firm in Brazil

Silicon Valley growth investors Redpoint and eVentures have partnered to establish a venture capital firm in Brazil.

5 March 2012

L Capital Asia emerges as frontrunner to buy private equity-backed Lilliput

The Asian private equity arm of iconic luxury goods conglomerate LVMH has emerged as the favourite to clinch the retail assets, brand and liabilities of controversy-hit children’s clothing retailer Lilliput.

5 March 2012

IREIFS to return to trouble-hit Thailand after six-year hiatus

French private equity firm IREIFS Partners is returning to strife-ridden Thailand six years after shutting down its office due to political instability in the country.

5 March 2012

Insight Venture Partners leads $165m round for Drilling Info

New York-based Insight Venture Partners has led a $165m equity investment in Drilling Info, an Austin, Texas-based data intelligence provider to the oil and gas industries.

5 March 2012

China sovereign wealth fund receives $30bn top-up to invest in Europe

China Investment Corp, the country’s $410bn sovereign wealth fund, has received an extra $30bn from the Chinese government to invest in European assets.

5 March 2012

African-focused ECP sells stake in Anvil Mining to MMG Malachite

Pan-African private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners has sold its 1.5 per cent stake in copper producer Anvil Mining to Hong Kong-based MMG Malachite.

5 March 2012

Société Générale investment arm GIMS adds Karim Hajjaji as COO

GIMS, the private equity arm of French bank Societe Generale, has appointed Karim Hajjaji as chief operating officer.

5 March 2012

Private equity-backed ISS to wait until 2015 before launching new IPOp

Danish facility services provider ISS plans to spend three years shedding debt before launching a new IPO after security services company G4S backed out of a planned acquisition three months ago.

5 March 2012

Private equity under pressure to exit, do deals in 2012p

Private equity firms could drive global deal-making in 2012 as they race to put up to $1tn of aging dry powder to work before investment periods expire.


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