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13 March 2013

3i, Risk Capital Partners sell Giraffe to Tesco for £48.6m

giraffe 3i and Risk Capital Partners have sold UK restaurant chain Giraffe to supermarket titan Tesco for £48.6m.

13 March 2013

State-backed Development Bank of Japan launches $1.6bn fund

japan yen The state-backed Development Bank of Japan has launched a ¥150bn ($1.6bn) fund to provide growth capital for local businesses.

13 March 2013

CVC-backed Formula One could achieve 2013 IPO, Ecclestone says

CVC-Capital backed motor racing business Formula One could relaunch its delayed Singapore IPO later this year according to F1 magnate Bernie Ecclestone.

13 March 2013

Carlyle slashes minimum investment to $50,000 for new buyout fund

Buyout giant The Carlyle Group has made a radical move to attract new LPs, lowering the minimum investment requirement for its new fund to $50,000.

13 March 2013

CX Partners nears first close for $250m-targeting mezzanine fund

Indian private equity firm CX Partners is reportedly eyeing a first close of between $100m and $150m for its new mezzanine fund within the next six weeks.

13 March 2013

Linden Capital Partners hires Eran Broshy as operating partner

broshy Private equity group Linden Capital Partners has hired Eran Broshy as an operating partner to focus on investments in the provider, payer, and pharmaceutical services sectors.

13 March 2013

Growth Capital Partners injects £13m into oil and gas services company

Growth Capital Partners has provided £13m of growth capital to oil and gas services company Scopus Engineering to fund its ongoing expansion.

13 March 2013

Summit Partners invests in hospice care through Heart to Heart deal

Global growth investor Summit Partners has made a minority investment in US-based hospice care provider Heart to Heart.

13 March 2013

Liquidity for European infrastructure investment still scarce $

Despite a growing appetite among institutional investors to invest directly in technology or infrastructure projects, investors continue to face considerable challenges and barriers to entry.

13 March 2013

Venture capital the answer to ‘Valley of Death’ for UK startups $

Death Valley Venture capital is the answer to a “Valley of Death” in the UK which sees promising startups struggle to bring their products to market, Ernst and Young has said.

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