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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.

17 October 2012

NEA leads $35m financing round for ‘Paypal challenger’ Braintree

Global venture investor New Enterprise Associates has put its money where its mouth is by backing a company it says could challenge Paypal in the online and mobile payments sector.

17 October 2012

T-Venture returns to Netbiscuits in $27m financing round

Global corporate venture investor T-Venture has re-upped its commitment to cloud software company Netbiscuits by joining a $27m financing round.

17 October 2012

US supports world’s newest country through development finance arm OPIC

South SudanThe US Government’s development finance institution OPIC is backing private investment in the world’s newest country, South Sudan.

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