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19 April 2012

Olympus banks on Indian finance growth with $38m Karur Vysya stake purchase

Indian mid-market buyout house Olympus Capital has picked up a 4.8 per cent stake in the country’s Karur Vysya Bank for about $38m.

19 April 2012

SVG Capital: Timing of shareholder distributions remains uncertain $

Despite posting a promising uplift in the performance of its portfolio, SVG Capital, the FTSE 250- listed private equity firm and European buyout major Permira’s largest investor, has said that macroeconomic uncertainty means that the timing of future distributions remains difficult to predict.

19 April 2012

HIG Capital makes $100m equity investment in mortgage provider A10

mortgage_lrgGlobal private equity firm HIG Capital has invested $100m of equity capital in lower mid-market commercial mortgage lender A10 Capital.

19 April 2012

Avista Capital Partners takes Knology private for $1.5bn

New York-based buyout house Avista Capital Partners has bought regional cable operator Knology for around $1.5bn including debt, a take-private deal that will give the firm’s portfolio business WOW increased access to US Midwest markets.

19 April 2012

Turkey fund of funds Istanbul Venture Capital Initiative adds S Pınar Eczacıbaşı as chair

news_istanbul_lrgTurkish fund of funds and co-investment programme the Istanbul Venture Capital Initiative has added S Pınar Eczacıbaşı as strategic network chairwoman.

19 April 2012

Cloud computing platform Eucalyptus adds $30m from Institutional Venture Partners, Benchmark, BV Capital, NEA

eucalyptus_170sqCloud computing platform Eucalyptus Systems has closed its oversubscribed $30m Series C round led by Institutional Venture Partners.

19 April 2012

Bamboo sticks $4m of financing into solar lamp provider Greenlight

lighting_sqBamboo Finance has led a $4m financing round in solar-powered home LED light provider Greenlight Planet.

19 April 2012

General Atlantic raises $129m through third Zhongsheng selldown

Global growth investor General Atlantic has sold down its stake in China auto dealer Zhongsheng Group through the placement of 65 million shares, a partial exit that raised HK$1bn ($129m) for the firm.

19 April 2012

AllianceBernstein raises $680m for first private equity real estate fund

Investment management group AllianceBernstein has raised $680m for its first private equity real estate fund, with investors including Singapore-based investment company Temasek and pension fund Alberta Teachers Retirement Fund, as well as institutions from the US, Hong Kong and Japan

19 April 2012

Smart building developer targets “seven-digit” Series A $

UK energy management start-up Homaetrix has revealed it is seeking to raise a "seven-digit" Series A financing round as it looks to commercialise its technology.


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