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10 July 2012

Venture fundraising set to exceed 2011 totals $

dollars-roll_sqAt the half-year mark, US and European venture capital funds are on track to surpass 2011’s fundraising totals, despite some lacklustre returns.

10 July 2012

Capital Dynamics closes $282m US solar infrastructure fund

Switzerland-headquartered Capital Dynamics has closed its US Solar Energy Fund on $282m, which will primarily target commercial-scale photovoltaic (PV) installations.

10 July 2012

Warburg makes $200m China Auto Rental investment following scrapped IPO

news_car_interior_lrgPrivate equity firm Warburg Pincus has stepped in with a $200m investment in China Auto Rental after the company was forced to scrap its planned IPO amid market instability.

10 July 2012

Atlantic-Pacific Capital hires veteran fundraiser Mark Bourgeois as new CEO

Veteran fundraiser Mark Bourgeois has joined Atlantic-Pacific Capital, the world’s largest independently-owned placement agent, as CEO and president.

10 July 2012

Spanish mid-market private equity firms N+1, Mercapital to merge

Spanish mid-market buyout houses N+1 Private Equity and Mercapital have agreed to merge, a move that will reinforce their respective international expansion strategies and create Spain’s largest private equity firm.

10 July 2012

Life sciences company Genkyotex adds $26m in Series C extension

Genkyotex, a Geneva-based developer of NOX inhibitors to treat oxygen-radical mediated diseases, has closed a CHF25m ($26m) extension to its Series C financing.

10 July 2012

Edmond de Rothschild raises €125m for European life sciences fund $

Paris-based Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has held a first closing of its fourth fund in its BioDiscovery franchise dedicated to investing in life sciences in France and in Europe.

10 July 2012

Lion Capital wards off Triton for frozen food maker Findus

Consumer-focused private equity firm Lion Capital is reported to have fended off takeover attempts from rival Triton Partners for its stake in frozen food maker Findus.

10 July 2012

Lundbeckfond Ventures joins £22m PsiOxus financing round

Lundbeckfond Ventures and SR One have joined existing investors in a £22m financing round for UK-based PsiOxus Therapeutics.

10 July 2012

BC Partners dealmaker to set up private equity advisory firm $

exit-sign_sqBC Partners dealmaker Thomas Weinmann is leaving the European buyout giant to set up his own private equity advisory firm, two people familiar with the matter told AltAssets.


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