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16 May 2013

Quadrant Private Equity fully exits Virtus Health via IPO

Private equity-backed Australian fertility services provider Virtus Health has reportedly raised AUD$338m ($333m) via an IPO.

16 May 2013

Atlas, Flybridge and North Hill lead SimpleTuition’s Series D

college education graduat Student loan comparison website SimpleTuition has raised $4m in a Series D round led by existing investors Atlas Venture, Flybridge Capital Partners, and North Hill Ventures.

16 May 2013

Accel Partners backs AirWatch with $25m

Venture capital firm Accel Partners has thrown its support behind mobile security and enterprise mobility management specialist AirWatch by investing $25m as an expansion of its Series A round.

16 May 2013

Sustainable investment, not commodity prices set to drive Africa growth $

Africa should not rely on rising commodity prices to continue its economic development and instead must prioritise inclusive private sector development to ensure the continent meets its developmental goals, a new report has suggested.

16 May 2013

IFC joins IDFC in Parag Milk Foods through $17m growth commitment

The World Bank investment arm IFC has followed Indian development finance institution IDFC into Parag Milk Foods by committing $17m to the company.

16 May 2013

GMT, Veronis buy IT-Ernity majority stake from Nedvest Capital

GMT Communications Partners has teamed up with fellow private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson buy a majority shareholding in IT-Ernity.

16 May 2013

VTB Capital boosts Hong Kong team with two appointments

VTB Capital has strengthened its Asian businesses by appointing experienced executives Xin Lin and Wei Chen to its Hong Kong office.

16 May 2013

3i cost-cutting pays off as debt drops 44 per cent in fiscal 2012 $

O London-based private equity firm 3i’s gruelling restructuring process is running ahead of schedule following the revelation it slashed its debt by 44 per cent during the last financial year.

16 May 2013

Blackstone exits stakes in 30 shopping centres

retail shopping_sq Buyout major Blackstone has agreed to sell its controlling stakes in 30 shopping centres to joint venture partners DDR for $1.46bn.

16 May 2013

Assicurazioni Generali looks to sell private equity portfolio

SONY DSC Italy's largest insurance company Assicurazioni Generali is reportedly looking to sell a portfolio of equity fund stakes worth nearly €500m.


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