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17 October 2012

Credit Suisse returning to market for $750m China Harvest III

corn_170.sq_Credit Suisse Group’s China-focused investment arm is believed to be eyeing a $750m fundraise for its latest China Harvest private equity vehicle.

17 October 2012

Carlyle to step into lending with $1bn mid-market loan fund

Global private equity giant Carlyle Group is attempting to raise $1bn for a specialised loan fund aimed at mid-market US companies, it is understood.

17 October 2012

SV Life Sciences, Third Rock Ventures launch Cibiem with $10m Series A

nerves_lrgSV Life Sciences and Third Rock Ventures have led a $10m Series A financing to launch nervous system-related disease treatment provider Cibiem.

17 October 2012

Blackstone’s Vivint deal boosts green private equity $

Private equity investment in cleantech increased in September with 19 transactions worth a combined $2.61bn, largely attributable to Blackstone’s $2bn investment in energy management business Vivint

17 October 2012

Bain venture arm, Ascent, Cedar Fund in $10.5m Scalebase financing

Bain Capital’s venture arm was among a trio of investors to back a $10.5m financing round for database performance company ScaleBase.

17 October 2012

Private equity struggles with public image $

Private equity has been forced to endure something of a crash course in public relation in recent years as it strives to address attacks from media, regulators and the general public.

17 October 2012

No middle ground for today’s funds of funds $

A challenging period for private equity funds of funds has seen a polarisation between those at the larger end, offering full service investment services; and the smaller operators who believe they can still offer insight and access that others can’t reach.

17 October 2012

Investcorp bags Barclays for Armacell sell-off

ArmacellBahrain-backed buyout firm Investcorp has hired Barclays to arrange the long-mooted sale of German insulation manufacturer Armacell.

17 October 2012

Low growth sees market wait and see for M&A $

Despite having large cash stock piles and adequate access to capital, executives are waiting for a sustained recovery before engaging in M&A – they are more reluctant to make a move in this economic environment of low or stagnant growth

17 October 2012

India’s venture activity struggles to match 2011 levels $

Venture capital firms invested $200m over 52 deals in India during the third quarter, significantly lower compared to the same quarter in 2011 and flat when compared to the immediate previous quarter.


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