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9 February 2012

New Enterprise Associates adds Carmen Chang as special advisor to support China portfolio

china-wall_lrgGlobal venture firm New Enterprise Associates has hired Carmen Chang as a special senior advisor and will work mainly with the firm’s portfolio of companies focused on China.

9 February 2012

State-backed BGF seals first Midlands investment

midlands_sqBusiness Growth Fund, the £2.5bn state vehicle established to target UK SMEs, has sealed its first Midlands investment in GCI Telecom Group, an independent telecoms and data services provider.

9 February 2012

RJD completes third exit from second fund with sale of Raphael Healthcare

meds_lrgUK lower mid-market firm RJD Partners has realised its investment in Raphael Healthcare, a provider of mental health services for women, through a refinancing funded by new debt facilities.

9 February 2012

Doughty Hanson closes first investment since co-founder’s death

London-based private equity firm Doughty Hanson has announced its first deal since the recent death of co-founder Nigel Doughty - the €355m buy-out of Spanish hospital operator USP Hospitales.

9 February 2012

Swiss fund of funds Adveq to increase headcount by 10% in 2012

team2_170-copySwitzerland-based fund of funds manager Adveq has revealed it plans to increase its headcount by more than ten per cent this year.

9 February 2012

Nordic growth firm Verdane invests in EasyPark

parking_sqNordic growth investor Verdane Capital has bought a controlling stake in Swedish phone parking operator EasyPark.

9 February 2012

London-listed SVG Capital posts NAV rise

SVG Capital, the London-listed private equity firm and European buy-out major Permira’s largest investor, said its portfolio returned 11 per cent last year despite the negative impact of contracting comparable earnings multiples.

9 February 2012

Blackstone-backed holiday resort Center Parcs in £1bn bond sale

Center Parcs, the UK holiday club backed by global buy-out giant Blackstone, is looking to offer more than £1bn of secured bonds in a bid to refinance its debt.

9 February 2012

Listed investment trust Electra Partners realises £110m for Q4 2011

In its quarterly report for the end of 2011, London-listed private equity firm Electra Private Equity revealed it had invested £53m, and realised £110m.

9 February 2012

Technology venture firm MTI launches £150m Orion Fund to target university spin-outs

oxford-uni_lrgTechnology venture capital group MTI has confirmed it is actively fundraising for the world’s largest unquoted investment fund dedicated to university spin-outs.


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