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9 February 2012

African agriculture investor EmVest inks funding from Truestone

Sub-Saharan African agriculture investor EmVest Asset Management has received its first allocation from Truestone Impact Investment Management, which focuses on delivering market rate returns from social and environmental investments.

9 February 2012

Orix, Petra invest $30m in media services provider Access Media 3

Media services group Access Media 3 has received $30m in funding from private equity firms Orix Venture Finance and Petra Capital Partners.

8 February 2012

Online video network Blip inks $12m from Bain, Canaan

news_tv3_lrgOnline video network Blip has secured more than $12m in venture capital financing from existing investors including Bain Capital Ventures and Canaan Partners, a deal that also included debt from Silicon Valley Bank.

8 February 2012

Bain Capital hits third close for second pan-Asian fundp

Global private equity firm Bain Capital has hit the third close for its second pan-Asian fund and is weeks away from hitting its final target, according to a source familiar with the matter.

8 February 2012

Data storage hardware maker Pivot3 nets $23m from Samsung Ventures

Pivot3, a provider of unified storage and compute appliances, has closed a $23m round of new equity financing led by Samsung Ventures.

8 February 2012

ILPA launches new benchmark for institutional investors in private equity

The Institutional Limited Partners Association has announced a collaboration with investment advisory group Cambridge Associates to create an industry benchmark for institutional investors in private equity.

8 February 2012

General Atlantic bankrolls HIG-backed FNZ’s growth ambitions

pounds3_lrgGlobal growth investor General Atlantic, alongside existing investors HIG Europe and FNZ senior management, has bought a joint stake in wrap software company FNZ Group through a purchase of shares.

8 February 2012

Venture Capital Bank, Alkhair partner for Turkish juice maker Goknur

MENA-focused Islamic investment firm Venture Capital Bank and Bahrain’s Bank Alkhair have bought a 65 per cent stake in Turkish fruit juice and puree maker Goknur Foods, marking one of the largest investments in the agro-food sector in Turkey.

8 February 2012

CalSTRS awards Australia’s IFM $500m infrastructure mandate

infrastructure4_lrgThe California State Teachers' Retirement System, the largest teachers’ pension fund in the US, has awarded Melbourne-based investment manager Industry Funds Management an infrastructure mandate of up to $500m, representing one of the largest single US fund management commitments made in the sector.

8 February 2012

Israel’s private equity activity up 18% in 2011, hits $2.88bnp

news_telaviv_lrgIn 2011, 60 Israeli private equity deals attracted $2.88bn, an 18 per cent increase from $2.44bn attracted by 65 deals in 2010. Ten deals, each more than $100m, accounted for $2.15bn or 75 per cent of the total amount.


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