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5 January 2013

Round Table Services on the road for Countervailing Private Equity Fund

Wealth management firm Round Table Services is seeking $100m for its new Countervailing Private Equity Fund, which has already raised $26.4m through commitments from 11 investors, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm, which has offices in New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut, has not made an[...]

5 January 2013

Community BanCapital launches debut subordinated debt fund

Portland, Oregon-based Community BanCapital has launched its Community BanCapital fund with a target of $100m, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The document shows that $50.2m has been raised to date through commitments from 54 LPs. The fund will provide up to $15m per transaction in subordinated debt to US[...]

4 January 2013

Trive Capital hires Insight portfolio company exec Dan Bruggeman

Dallas-based private equity firm Trive Capital has hired Dan Bruggeman as an operating partner.

4 January 2013

Infrastructure fundraising sees final quarter spike $

The final quarter of 2012 saw the largest quarterly amount raised by infrastructure funds for four years, including the largest ever fund in the space from Global Infrastructure Partners.

4 January 2013

MVM Life Sciences backs $10m eZono financing

MVM Life Science Partners has led an equity financing of up to $10m in portable tablet ultrasound system developer eZono.

4 January 2013

Bear Stearns spin-off Irving Place invests in rag & bone clothing

rag&bone_sq Irving Place Capital, the mid-market private equity firm that spun out from Bear Stearns at the height of the financial crisis following the bank’s takeover by JPMorgan, has bought a minority stake in US fashion label rag & bone.

4 January 2013

Actis collects almost $750m for fourth global fund $

Emerging markets private equity firm Actis has gathered about $750m towards its latest global fund, putting it more than a third of the way towards its reported $2.2bn target.

4 January 2013

HIG Capital invests in Texas trailer manufacturer Big Tex

big tex_sq HIG Capital has invested in US trailer manufacturer Big Tex through a recapitalisation, marking one of the Miami buyout house’s last deals through its fourth fund.

4 January 2013

Butler Capital-backed Virgin Megastores France faces insolvency

Private equity-backed music retailer Virgin Megastore France is reportedly planning to declare itself insolvent next week, as CD and DVD sales continue to slump amid competition from online competitors.

4 January 2013

Highland-backed Leap Motion seals $30m from exising investors

Leap Motion Highland Capital Partners-backed Leap Motion, which provides hardware and software for controlling TV with hand gestures, has closed a $30m financing round from its existing investors.


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