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20 May 2013

Spark Capital, Bono and Al Gore back startup Jelly Industries

Venture capital firm Spark Capital has a led a Series A round for Jelly Industries, a mobile technology startup launched by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.

20 May 2013

VentureHealth launches new funding model, invests in Channel Medsystems

Online healthcare investment fund VentureHealth has launched a new equity crowdfunding model, which it said will enable individual investors to access deals that were previously available only to venture capitalists.

20 May 2013

L Capital eyes investment in UK clothing retailer Joules

L Capital, the private equity firm backed by luxury goods group LVMH and Groupe Arnault, is considering an investment in UK clothing outlet Joules.

20 May 2013

Fosun nears first close for $1bn China Momentum Fund

Chinese investment group Fosun International is nearing a $300m first close for a $1bn private equity fund.

20 May 2013

VC-backed Tableau Software seals $254m IPO

Venture capital backed Tableau Software has raised $254.2m via an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The developer listed 8,200,000 shares $31 each. Of these 3,200,000 shares were offered by certain selling stockholders, which include VC firms New Enterprise Associates and Meritech Capital. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. acted as[...]

19 May 2013

Infinity exits Positive Cashflow Finance with £22m funding line

Invoice finance company Positive Cashflow Finance has secured a £22m funding line from RBS Invoice Finance and NatWest in a deal that provides an exit for UK private equity firm Infinity Asset Management.

17 May 2013

Wine-focused investor Bacchus Capital backs DeLille Cellars, Panther Creek Cellars

Specialist private equity firm Bacchus Capital has provided growth capital to Washington winery DeLille Cellars and has acquired Oregon-based Panther Creek Cellars.

17 May 2013

M&A activity in IT sector plummets in first quarter $

decline5sq_lrg The value of merger and acquisition deals slumped to $17.4bn from $45.3bn in the previous three months, while the volume fell two per cent to 802 deals.

17 May 2013

Cross Equity Partners bags 9.3x return from Schwab exit

Swiss private equity firm Cross Equity Partners has exited its stake in shock absorption systems maker Schwab by selling it to Paris-based group Faiveley.

17 May 2013

Idinvest’s Electranova Capital invests in Forsee Power Solutions

Electranova Capital, a private equity fund managed by Idinvest Partners in association with EDF, has invested in battery specialist Forsee Power Solutions.

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