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10 April 2013

Foundation Capital raises $282m for seventh fund

Menlo Park-based green investor Foundation Capital has closed its seventh venture capital fund on $282m.

10 April 2013

UK private buyouts return to pre-crisis levels $

stock market_lrgPrivate buyout activity in the UK has almost returned to pre-crisis levels and is recovering faster than listed company deals, according to the latest research report from accountancy UHY Hacker Young.

10 April 2013

Advent opens China office in wake of shutting Turkey base

filippo de vecchi adventGlobal private equity firm Advent International has launched a new office in Shanghai just weeks after deciding to shutter its base in Turkey.

10 April 2013

Buyout groups could form Life Tech bid consortium after Thermo Fisher offer

Scientific equipment maker Thermo Fisher has reportedly made a binding offer for of more than $65 per share genetic testing equipment maker Life Tech, while its private equity suitors have missed the deadline.

10 April 2013

BVCA chief executive Mark Florman quits role

bvca_florman_170sqBritish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association chief executive Mark Florman has quit after two years in the role, the association has confirmed.

10 April 2013

Oak Hill Investment Management re-launches as Jasper Ridge Partners

california2_sqOak Hill Investment Management has spun out of The Robert M Bass/Oak Hill organization and rebranded itself as Jasper Ridge Partners.

10 April 2013

Marlin lines up for huge asset increase through $1.6bn fourth fund $

MarlinMarlin Equity Partners has confirmed it is upping the ante with its fourth fund by targeting up to $1.6bn, more than double the total of all the firm’s previous fundraises.

10 April 2013

LPs target private credit to enhance investment returns $

Private credit strategies have recently attracted the attention of the LPs’ as investors look at ways to enhance their returns on traditional credit and fixed income portfolios.

9 April 2013

CM-CIC, IDI exit IT services company Alti to Tata Consultancy

server_lrgFrench private equity investors CM-CIC LBO and IDI have agreed to sell IT services company Alti to India’s Tata Consultancy Services in a €75m deal.

9 April 2013

Latham & Watkins poaches Clifford Chance private equity head Walker

walkerLos Angeles-headquartered law firm Latham & Watkins has poached Clifford Chance global private equity head David Walker to work for its London office.

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