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6 June 2012

Khosla Ventures targets second seed fund $

Venture capital heavyweight Khosla Ventures appears to be raising a second seed fund, having closed an initial $300m vehicle in 2010.

6 June 2012

Partners Group takes stake in Thailand’s Wind Energy Holdings

Switzerland-based investment manager Partners Group has invested in Wind Energy Holdings (WEH), a Bangkok-based renewable energy business that specialises in wind project development in Thailand.

6 June 2012

Korea Investment Corp to double London team by year-end $

Korea Investment Corp, the country’s $47bn sovereign wealth fund, will begin plans this month to double its London team by the end of the year in a bid to capitalise on European assets left in the wake of the sovereign debt crisis, two people with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

6 June 2012

MerchantBridge to exit stake in Iraqi telecoms operator Asiacell

Middle Eastern private equity firm MerchantBridge is planning to sell some of its 19 per cent stake in Iraq’s second-biggest telecoms operator Asiacell.

6 June 2012

RCP Advisors launches new secondaries fund, targets $300m $

Chicago-based RCP Advisors has launched its second fund focused exclusively on picking up existing investments in other private equity funds.

6 June 2012

VTB Capital backs Burger King’s Russian expansion

VTB Capital, the investment arm of Russia’s second biggest lender, has established a joint venture with Burger King and the fast food giant’s Russian franchisee Burger Rus to develop and expand the restaurant’s chain and brand presence in the country.

6 June 2012

Arsenal Capital buys second healthcare review board CGIRB

Mid-market private equity house Arsenal Capital Partners has bought clinical compliance service provider Copernicus Group Institutional Review Board.

6 June 2012

Gresham sells Marston Group to Inflexion

UK mid-market buyout firm Gresham has sold its stake in Marston Group, a company that specialises in the enforcement of High Court writs, to London-based peer Inflexion Private Equity.

6 June 2012

VantagePoint, Capricorn co-lead $21m Identified.com financing round

men-women-business_sq Game-based career website Identified.com has raised a $21m Series B financing round led by VantagePoint Capital and Capricorn Investment Group.

6 June 2012

Vivo Ventures ties up $26m financing round for SentreHeart

news_surgery_lrg Vivo Ventures has joined existing investors US Venture Partners and Prospect Ventures in a $26m financing round for medical device company SentreHeart.


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