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21 September 2012

Wellington Partners leads €2.6m Series A for AyoxxA Biosystems

Germany and Singapore-based biotechnology company AyoxxA Biosystems has closed a €2.6m Series A financing round led by Wellington Partners.

21 September 2012

AXA private equity hits €1bn mark for third infrastructure fund

French insurer AXA’s private equity arm has raised more than $1bn towards what could become its largest infrastructure fund, it is understood.

21 September 2012

Apollo no longer in talks to buy Stanley Black & Decker hardware unit

Apollo Global is no longer in talks to buy Stanley Black & Decker’s hardware and home improvement unit, leaving consumer products business Spectrum Brand Holdings in line to clinch the deal.

21 September 2012

Blackstone, Carlyle, Cinven, through to second round for Intertrust

amsterdam-12_sq Blackstone, Carlyle, Cinven and General Atlantic are reported to have made it through to a second round of bidding for Intertrust Group, the Netherlands-based trust and corporate management company owned by Dutch buyout house Waterland.

21 September 2012

Linden Capital promotes second principal in six weeks

Todd Van Horn Linden Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News Healthcare and life sciences-focused buyout house Linden Capital Partners has promoted Todd Van Horn to principal after four years at the firm.

21 September 2012

VCT managers warn new rules could reduce fundraising by 75% $

New rules proposed by the FSA to clamp down on the sale of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes to retail investors could reduce VCT fundraising by at least 75 per cent, the venture capital trust community has warned.

21 September 2012

GTCR, Nordic, Permira funds see biggest improvements in WSIB data $

GTCR Golder Rauner’s ninth fund more than doubled its net IRR to over eight per cent in the first quarter of 2012 according to data from the Washington State Investment Board.

21 September 2012

French VC Demeter Partners raises €43m for seed fund $

French venture capital firm Demeter Partners has held the first close of its seed fund, FCPR Demeter 3 Amorçage, on €43m.

21 September 2012

Canadian pension funds set to boost alternative investments $

vancouver-canada_sq Nearly half of Canadian pension plan sponsors questioned in a recent survey are planning to increase their allocation to alternative investments, as they seek more long-term returns less correlated to public equity markets.

21 September 2012

Clinton-backed social investment fund seals Mahindra insurance deal

bill-clinton-us-president The social investment fund launched by former US President Bill Clinton has bought 15 per cent of Indian financial services firm Mahindra & Mahindra’s insurance arm in a $15m deal.

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