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24 April 2013

CDIB Capital invests $25m in Chinese online retailer Meilele

taiwan 5_sq Taiwanese financial firm China Development Financial Holding's (CDFH) overseas private equity arm CDIB Capital has invested $25m in Chinese online home furnishings retailer Meilele.

24 April 2013

Battery Ventures turns to tablets with Charles Jolley hire

Charles Jolley Battery Ventures Battery Ventures has put its faith in the burgeoning tablet computing market by hiring former Facebook mobile platform head of product Charles Jolley as entrepreneur in residence.

24 April 2013

Merus Capital picks up $17m towards second iEnterprise fund $

Salman Ullah Merus Capital Merus Capital, a venture firm formed by a trio of former Google and Microsoft executives, has gathered more than $17m as it returns to fundraising with a second vehicle.

24 April 2013

Online translator Gengo raises $12m from venture capital backers

Online translation platform Gengo has closed a $12m round of funding led by corporate venture capital firm Intel Capital, along with participation from Skype founder Niklas Zennström’s Atomico, Iris Capital, STC Ventures and Infocomm Investments.

24 April 2013

Sycamore Partners and Billabong extend takeover talks by ten days

surfing2_sq Australian surfwear company Billabong has extended exclusive takeover talks with a consortium led by private equity firm Sycamore Partners by a further ten days.

24 April 2013

Anacapa Partners launches second fund with $50m target $

Private equity firm Anacapa Partners has launched a new fund targeting a significantly larger total than its 2011 debut vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

24 April 2013

Leapfrog’s first fund almost fully invested $

Private equity firm Leapfrog Investments has almost fully invested its $135m first fund and is looking to make more Asian deals to balance the vehicle between Asia and Africa.

24 April 2013

UK mid-market opportunities spurred Mischon to staff up private equity team $

Kevin McCarthy Mishcon de Reya A surge in institutional and personal capital eyeing private equity-style deals in the UK mid-market spurred renowned law firm Mishcon de Reya to recently double the number of partners in its private equity team, group head Kevin McCarthy has told AltAssets.

24 April 2013

TPG, Apollo-backed Caesars restructures to address $24bn debt

Casino company Caesars Entertainment, which is owned by Apollo Global management and TPG, has announced a strategic restructuring, which will see the buyout firms invest in a new growth vehicle.

24 April 2013

ICG backs Nordic food wholesaler Euro Cater as Altor exits

Mezzanine debt firm Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has backed the MBO of Nordic foodservice wholesaler Euro Cater, with Altor Equity Partners exiting after seven years.

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