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7 March 2012

World’s biggest buy-out faces financial pressure

Private equity-backed Energy Future Holdings has come under pressure as hedges protecting it against a fall in gas prices are set to expire within the next two years.

7 March 2012

Beringea investment helps Molecular Imaging smash $8.5m financing target

Venture capital firm Beringea has helped US company Molecular Imaging to smash its Series A financing target by almost $1.5m.

7 March 2012

Andreessen Horowitz leads $25.5m financing for web ID company Jumio

webcamSilicon Valley venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz has led a $25.5m financing round for webcam identity software provider Jumio.

7 March 2012

LP pressure pushes responsible investment up private equity agenda $

The majority of private equity firms have said their engagement with on environmental, social and governance issues is set to increase over the next five years, in response to growing concerns from limited partners.

6 March 2012

Zurmont Madison buys 55 per cent stake in AKAtech Produktions

Swiss private equity firm Zurmont Madison has grabbed a 55 per cent stake in Austrian electromechanical assembly company AKAtech Produktions.

6 March 2012

Paris-based VC Alven Capital leads $5m Series A for Commerce Guys

Paris-based investment firm Alven Capital has led a $5m Series A financing round for Commerce Guys, which has created a new e-commerce platform for online retailers called Drupal Commerce.

6 March 2012

Private equity returns outstrip hedge funds for US endowments $

Returns from private equity investments made by US colleges and universities continued to far outstrip hedge funds and other alternative asset classes in 2011, according to new research.

6 March 2012

Medical venture firm Galen Partners invests $11.2m in Quotient Biodiagnostics

US-based healthcare venture firm Galen Partners has invested $11.2m of growth equity in global transfusion diagnostics company Quotient Biodiagnostics.

6 March 2012

Columbia Capital agrees $20m financing of newly merged Cloud Sherpas

Columbia Capital has invested $20m in newly-created Cloud Sherpas after it merged with one of the venture firm’s portfolio companies.

6 March 2012

Mekong Capital to launch new Vietnam-focused fund $

news_vietnam_lrgVietnam-based private equity firm Mekong Capital plans to launch a new fund within months as it looks to capitalise on high growth in the country.


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