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31 July 2012

KKR partners with Comstock Resources for Texas oil exploration

KKR has agreed to participate in Texas energy company Comstock Resources’ future development of its Eagle Ford shale acreage in Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, LaSalle, McMullen and Wilson Counties in South Texas.

31 July 2012

BanyanTree hits $100m first close for second growth fund

growth_sq1Indian growth capital firm BanyanTree is believed to have hit a $100m first close for its latest investment fund.

31 July 2012

UK early stage tech accelerator Launch48 acquired by Oxygen Enterprise Partners

air-filterUK early stage tech accelerator Launch48 has been purchased by Oxygen Enterprise Partners, which runs Oxygen Accelerator.

31 July 2012

Gimv provides growth capital to intelligent transport company ARS T&TT

road_170sqBelgian investment firm Gimv has acquired a 25 per cent interest in Netherlands-based intelligent transport systems (ITS) developer ARS T&TT. The remaining shares will continue to be held by the CEO-founder Jan Linssen.

31 July 2012

CVCI unmasked as mystery investor in Cox & Kings

The UK arm of Indian leisure, travel and insurance provider Cox & Kings is to receive $100m from Citgroup’s private equity business, it is understood.

31 July 2012

Catapult makes 4.3x return on Blackstar Amplification

UK growth equity investor Catapult Venture Managers has exited its investment in guitar amplifier company Blackstar Amplification with its sale to Foresight Group.

31 July 2012

South Korea startup accelerator SparkLabs launches

South Korean startup accelerator SparkLabs has launched. It will provide a similar model and programme to Y-Combinator and TechStars in the US, while focusing on Korean startups in the internet, online gaming, mobile, ecommerce and digital media sectors.

31 July 2012

Huntsman Gay, Vista Equity set for $1.415bn Sunquest exit

exit-sign_sqNYSE-listed Roper Industries has agreed to acquire healthcare information technology provider Sunquest Information Systems from its private equity owners for $1.415bn.

31 July 2012

CDC backs African SMEs with €10m commitment to I&P Management

UK’s development finance investor CDC has made a €10m investment in I&P Management. The firm backs SMEs in West Africa and the Indian Ocean region.

30 July 2012

Bit9 secures $34.5m Sequoia Capital-led financing

Sequoia Capital has made its first investment in internet security provider Bit9, leading a $34.5m financing round.

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