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15 March 2013

Berlusconi’s Mediaset to launch corporate VC fund for digital tech startups

SONY DSC Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s media group Mediaset is set to launch a venture fund to invest in Italian digital technology startups.

15 March 2013

Greyrock Capital targets $200m for third mezzanine fundraise $

rock-boulder-stone Mezzanine investor Greyrock Capital is back on the fundraising trail in the hope of raising its biggest-ever fund.

15 March 2013

Kinder Morgan sells Express-Platte Pipeline stake for $380m

NYSE-listed Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has sold its one-third interest in the Express-Platte Pipeline System to Spectra Energy for approximately $380m.

15 March 2013

Life sciences investor RiverVest Venture Partners acclaims Fund II IRR

Life science-focused investment firm RiverVest Venture Partners has confirmed its Fund II has yielded a 14.5 per cent per annum net IRR since inception.

15 March 2013

Carlyle adds three to management committee

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has made three additions to the firm`s management committee.

15 March 2013

Blackstone-backed Pinnacle Foods eyes $667m from IPO

Blackstone-backed Pinnacle Foods, the company behind the Birds Eye brand, has filed to raise up to $667m through an IPO to pay down the company’s debt.

15 March 2013

Unlocking private capital key to UK infrastructure growth $

With close to 65 per cent of the UK’s infrastructure being developed through private financing, there are still concerns that it will be difficult to unlock new development spend from the private sector without a consistency in message and action from the government.

15 March 2013

Mangrove, VTB venture arm back $11m Oktogu.ru financing

hotel holiday A group of venture capital firms has made an $11m investment in Russian online hotel reservations agency Oktogo.ru.

15 March 2013

India’s FSS set to secure $200m in private equity and debt

Chennai-based electronic payments specialist Financial Software and Systems is reportedly on the verge of securing $200m in debt and private equity financing to fund its growth plans.

15 March 2013

Co-heads of Carlyle’s European property funds step down

The co-heads of The Carlyle Group’s European real estate funds Eric Sasson and Robert Hodges have reportedly handed in their resignations.


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