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18 January 2013

Grey Mountain Partners makes Ben Ault managing director

Colorado-based private equity firm Grey Mountain Partners has promoted Ben Ault to managing director following his “outstanding contribution” to the firm’s growth.

18 January 2013

London’s Ballpark Ventures leads $500,000 round for LoopMe

loopme_sq Ballpark Ventures, the European venture firm co-founded by Reuters Venture Capital founder John Taysom, has led a consortium of super angels and VCs in a $500,000 funding round for London-based mobile ad company LoopMe.

18 January 2013

TSG Consumer Partners picks up Planet Fitness

TSG Consumer Partners has invested in low-price gym chain Planet Fitness to expand its US-based operations.

18 January 2013

Dutch infrastructure investor DIF on target for €750m fundraise $

Dutch fund manager DIF will hold a third close of its fourth fund, DIF Infrastructure III, within the next week and said it is confident of hitting its hard cap before the end of the first quarter.

18 January 2013

SVB Capital nears target for fifth venture capital fund of funds $

SVB Capital, the Palo Alto-based private equity arm of the Silicon Valley Bank, is nearing the final fundraising target for its fifth venture capital fund of funds.

18 January 2013

Beechbrook Capital secures EIF backing for €100m mezzanine fund $

Beechbrook Capital, the subordinated debt specialist set up by two former financing executives who previously worked at Schroders and Mizuho, has received an anchor investment for its second mezzanine vehicle from the European Investment Fund.

18 January 2013

CDC Entreprises backs €10m McPhy Energy financing

McPhy Energy The private equity investment arm of French state-backed Caisse des Dépôts has provided half of a €10m capital financing for hydrogen energy storage company McPhy Energy.

18 January 2013

Palamon promotes two dealmakers to partner

_ UK mid-market growth private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners has promoted Jean Bonnavion and Ricardo Caupers, two members of its investment team, to its partnership.

18 January 2013

Norwest invests $11m in India’s Perfint Healthcare

Perfint healthcare Norwest Venture Partners has made an $11m Series D investment in Indian medical technology company Perfint Healthcare.

18 January 2013

Prime Ventures raises €100m towards latest growth equity fund

Amsterdam-headquartered venture capital and growth equity firm Prime Ventures has held a first closing on its fourth fund on €100m.


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