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28 February 2013

Baseline Ventures leads $8m round for hiring startup Gild

Baseline Ventures has led an $8m Series A fundraising round for San Francisco-based hiring specialist Gild - the largest ever round in the tech-hiring market.

28 February 2013

PE-backed Conexant Systems files for bankruptcy

Private equity-backed chipmaker Conexant Systems has reportedly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after an attempted turnaround by its new owner failed.

28 February 2013

Abraaj eyes Acibadem Sigorta health insurer exit

The Middle East’s largest private equity firm, The Abraaj Group, is reportedly planning an exit of its 50 per cent stake in Turkish health insurer Acibadem Sigorta.

28 February 2013

Sovereign Capital-backed City & County acquires Welsh peer

UK buyout house Sovereign Capital said its portfolio company City & County Healthcare Group has enlarged its business with the acquisition of ISS Healthcare.

28 February 2013

Nigeria’s Communications Technology Ministry secures $3.5m for new venture fund $

Nigeria is set to boost its IT sector with a new venture fund and has already raised $3.5m towards its $15m target, AltAssets has learned.

28 February 2013

4D gives $20m cash boost to Turkish oil & gas developer Aladdin Middle East

Paris-based private equity firm from 4D Global Energy Advisors SAS has provided $20m in new equity to oil and gas business Aladdin Middle East.

28 February 2013

Blackstone advises BCBG Max Azria on potential sale

fashion-model5_sqThe $1bn potential sale of struggling fashion retailer BCBG Max Azria is expected to attract private equity interest, it is understood.

28 February 2013

AID Partners Capital snaps up HMV’s Singapore, Hong Kong businesses

Hong Kong-headquartered private equity firm AID Partners has acquired the Singapore and Hong Kong operations of embattled British entertainment retailer HMV.

28 February 2013

CoBe Capital to acquire furniture division of Slovenia’s Gorenje

CoBe Capital, which focuses on investing in non-core and underperforming business units, has agreed to acquire the furniture division of Slovenia-based Gorenje.

28 February 2013

Northstar Pacific bids for Hutchison Indonesia telecoms arm

TPG-backed private equity firm Northstar Pacific Partners has reportedly joined a consortium which has bought a 35 per cent stake in the Indonesian telecoms arm of Hutchison Whampoa.


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