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28 February 2012

Vietnamese investor VinaCapital adds mobile services developer VNC-55

Vietnamese investment group VinaCapital has acquired mobile services developer VNC-55.

28 February 2012

Thoma Bravo hits $1.25bn for tenth fund

US private equity firm Thoma Bravo has raised $1.25bn for its latest buy-out fund.

28 February 2012

CalPERS lays down the law to its GPsp

pen_170sq US pension fund CalPERS has revealed plans to implement a new standardised capital call and distribution template for all of the fund’s private equity general partners.

28 February 2012

Smaller investors, British SMEs set to capitalise on EIS provisionsp

The UK's new Finance Bill has divided the UK private equity space, and is expected to put an end to management buy-outs through EIS schemes and venture capital trusts in the future. However, smaller investors and British SMEs stand to benefit greatly from the new provisions surrounding EIS schemes, according to Mark Payton, a managing director at UK venture capital fund manager Mercia.

28 February 2012

Space shuttle manufacturer Xcor boosts production thanks to $5m equity round

sub-orbital-spacecraft Xcor Aerospace has received a boost to the production of its suborbital space vehicle thanks to a $5m round of equity funding.

28 February 2012

Morgenthaler Ventures leads $14m round for PeopleMatter

Morgenthaler Ventures has led a $14m financing round in workplace talent management solution provider PeopleMatter.

28 February 2012

European buy and builds experience slowdownp

blocks5_sq While 2011 saw European buy and build activity increase both in volume and value terms, the number of add-on transactions decreased considerably during the second half of the year slumping to levels last seen at the end of 2009.

28 February 2012

Abraaj, Dalea in $164m buy-out of Transatlantic Petroleum’s oilfield services arm

Abraaj Investment Management, the Middle East’s largest private equity fund, has joined a $164m buy-out of Transatlantic Petroleum’s oilfield services business.

28 February 2012

Singapore government to set up new emerging markets fund

The Singapore government is to launch a new global fund aimed at investing in emerging markets, it is understood.

28 February 2012

Accel Partners adds John Earner as London-based entrepreneur-in-residence

news_angry_birds_lrg Global venture capital giant Accel Partners has appointed gaming expert John Earner as entrepreneur-in-residence at its London office.


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