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27 July 2012

Hony, GCS in pole position for €500m Dexia asset management arm

Chinese buyout houses Hony Capital and GCS look set to buy the asset management arm of Franco-Belgian lender Dexia following a late entry into the race.

27 July 2012

KKR, Bertelsmann JV in talks to buy Universal Music’s Parlophone unit

kylie-minogue Kylie, Coldplay and Tinie Tempah could become private equity backed after Universal Music confirmed it was in talks to sell UK record label Parlophone.

27 July 2012

3i cost-cutting strategy gains traction $

news_3i_lrg FTSE 250-listed private equity firm 3i said it is making progress with its cost-cutting exercise as part of its inaugural quarterly statement released this morning, which analysts across the board continued to welcome with buy recommendations.

27 July 2012

All-female VC Forerunner Ventures raises $40m digital retail fund

forerunner_green_170sq Early stage, all-female venture capital firm Forerunner Ventures has closed its first institutionally backed fund on $40m.

27 July 2012

LDC completes P2P of AIM-listed Boomerang, launches Boom Pictures

UK regional mid-market private equity house LDC, has completed the £7.1m P2P of media production group Boomerang.

27 July 2012

RFID technology company Impinj inks $21m investment round

Impinj, a UHF radio frequency identification technology provider, has closed a $21m financing round.

27 July 2012

Canada’s Caisse de dépôt invests in hydro project

Canada’s Innergex Renewable Energy has secured C$123.7m ($122.5m) through a private placement with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and another institutional investor.

27 July 2012

Rho Ventures leads $76m round for online fashion site JustFab

Online fashion site JustFab has secured $76m in funding, led by multi-stage investor Rho Ventures with participation from Matrix Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and JustFab parent company, Intelligent Beauty.

27 July 2012

Technology Crossover Ventures invests $136m in Alarm.com

alarm_bell_170sq Growth stage technology investor Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) has made a $136m investment in interactive security, automation and energy management company Alarm.com.

26 July 2012

China’s currency reserve commits $500m to Blackstone real estate fund

real-estate_lrg China’s currency-reserve manager has made a $500m commitment to buyout giant Blackstone’s latest real estate fund.


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