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5 September 2012

Comcast, NBC venture arm leads $25m round for Nebula

chris-kemp-nebula_sqComcast Ventures, the venture capital arm of Comcast and NBC Universal, has led a $25m Series B financing round for cloud systems company Nebula, with participation from Highland Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Innovation Endeavors.

5 September 2012

Dolphin Browser developer seals funding from Qualcomm Ventures

Dolphin Browser - AltAssets Private Equity NewsQualcomm Ventures has taken part in a second funding round for China-based mobile web browser developer Mobotap.

5 September 2012

Partners Group reduces Europe, Asia exposure, targets North America $

partners-group-2_sqGlobal private equity firm Partners Group reported strong half year results this week, in addition to a scaling back of investment in Europe and Asia Pacific and a renewed focus on North America.

5 September 2012

M&A deal value drops despite Carlyle’s $3.3bn Getty buyout $

M&A transaction value dropped 26 per cent in August compared to the previous month despite private equity giant Carlyle’s $3.3bn buyout of Getty Images.

5 September 2012

Morgan Stanley leads PE consortium in $300m Chinese hydro deal

Morgan Stanley’s infrastructure arm has led a private equity consortium to invest $300m into China-based hydropower group Zhaoheng.

5 September 2012

Gimv leads €10m round for electric scooter company GOVECS

govecs_170sqEuropean investment firm Gimv has invested €4m as part of a €10m round for Munich-based electric scooter company GOVECS.

5 September 2012

Palamon Capital makes 3.4x return on exit of Sweden’s Espresso House

coffee-beans_­sqEuropean mid-market firm Palamon Capital Partners has sold Swedish coffee chain Espresso House to Norwegian private equity firm Herkules.

5 September 2012

Promus Equity Partners forms acquisition vehicle Associated Steel Group

Chicago private equity firm Promus Equity Partners has established Associated Steel Group alongside industry veteran Jon Vesely, for the purpose of acquiring companies in the metal building industry.

4 September 2012

Guggenheim heads media consortium in $370m Dick Clark Productions deal

ryan-seacrest-2A consortium including private equity firm Guggenheim Partners has bought Dick Clark Productions in a $370m deal.

4 September 2012

San Francisco Equity Partners sells Method to Ecover

method-soap_sqSan Francisco Equity Partners, a US private equity firm focused on mid-market consumer growth businesses, has sold eco-friendly household and personal care product maker Method to European strategic trade buyer Ecover.

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