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3 April 2012

Temasek, RRJ snap up half of $1.34bn Kunlun Energy offering

Singapore state investor Temasek and RRJ Capital, the $2.3bn private equity vehicle set up by former Goldman Sachs dealmaker Richard Ong, have bought up almost half of the shares in the $1.34bn listing of PetroChina subsidiary Kunlun Energy.

3 April 2012

Mercapital sells Rioja wine producer Bodegas to Sogrape

Mediterranean mid-market buyout firm Mercapital has sold Rioja producer Bodegas to Portuguese wine buyer Sogrape.

3 April 2012

Berlin’s Earlybird Venture Capital hits $100m first close

Earlybird Venture Capital has secured $100m in commitments for the first close of its fourth venture fund, taking the Berlin-based growth investor halfway to its $200m target.

3 April 2012

JSE-listed PSG Group eyes sub-Saharan Africa

Johannesburg-listed investment holding company PSG Group is planning on making the push into sub-Saharan Africa, in a bid to capitalise on the region’s growing wealth of investment opportunities.

3 April 2012

Sequoia Capital to sell $16.5m stake in China’s Bona Film

Sequoia Capital has agreed to sell a $16.5m stake in Chinese film distributor Bona Film to the company’s founder, chairman and CEO Yu Dong.

3 April 2012

IPOs set the tone for US VC-backed companies 2012 as strategic sales slow down $

The public markets showed a strong appetite for US venture-backed companies in the first quarter, though strategic acquisitions slowed dramatically.

3 April 2012

TV Mohandas Pai, Ranjan Pai invest in BookAdda.com

Former Infosys CEO TV Mohandas Pai has invested in online Indian book retailer BookAdda.com through his $100m private equity fund.

3 April 2012

New investment for Fisker Automotive sees it hit $1bn $

fisker_170sq Plug-in hybrid sports car developer Fisker Automotive has closed $392m of a $500m funding round.

3 April 2012

IFC proposes $25m investment in Mumbai-based BanyanTree fund

IFC, the investment arm of the World Bank, has proposed a $25m investment in Indian growth capital firm BanyanTree Capital Advisors’ latest fund.

3 April 2012

US cleantech developer Sapphire Energy raises $144m in Series C

US algae-to-fuel company Sapphire Energy has secured the final tranche of a $144m Series C investment round.


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