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28 February 2012

Decheng Capital leads $12m financing in anti-infection company GeneWeave

news_virus_lrg Chinese venture firm Decheng Capital has led a $12m financing round in infectious disease detection specialist GeneWeave Biosciences.

28 February 2012

Riverside to acquire marketing technology company BrandMuscle

news_thedeal.lrg_ The Riverside Company has agreed to buy Cleveland-based marketing technology provider BrandMuscle to add to its Centiv Services platform.

28 February 2012

Carlyle expands credit unit with $2.1bn Highland CLO portfoliop

Global alternative asset manager Carlyle has bought a $2.1bn portfolio of four European collateralised loan obligations from Dallas-based peer Highland Capital Management, in a bid to expand into debt markets and increase loan capabilities in the face of tightening credit markets.

28 February 2012

Grey Mountain buys flat glass division of Hawkins

US mid-market investor Grey Mountain Partners has bought almost all the assets of Hawkins Glass Wholesalers’ flat glass division through wholly-owned subsidiary Hawkins Architectural Products.

28 February 2012

Corporate venture firm Intel Capital targets Turkey

Corporate venture capital firm Intel Capital has confirmed it is to open a new office in Turkey.

28 February 2012

Billabong rejects revised offer from TPG Capitalp

surfing2_sq Global buy-out firm TPG Capital’s latest offer for Billabong has been rejected for the third time, although the beleaguered Australian surfwear brand has said that it is still open to a higher offer.

28 February 2012

Cotton Creek, Yorktown invest in Texan oil & gas group Terrace Energy

US lower mid-market private equity firm Cotton Creek Capital Management has made a further investment in Terrace Energy, a Texas-based oil and gas, exploration and production company concentrating on the acquisition of assets in North America, alongside new investor Yorktown Partners.

28 February 2012

Energy investor Crestwood buys Antero shale gas facilities for $375m

Crestwood Midstream Partners has bought a swathe of Antero Resources Appalachian’s shale gas extracting system as part of a $375m joint venture with Crestwood Holdings.

28 February 2012

Regulation threatens UK growth, says industry bodyp

red-tape_lrg The UK private equity industry has called for immediate government action to back venture capital as a way to get the country’s growth back on track.

28 February 2012

Vietnamese investor VinaCapital adds mobile services developer VNC-55

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


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