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4 January 2013

Groupe Alpha in talks to buy Redcats’ children, family units from PPR

French private equity firm Groupe Alpha has entered exclusive talks with French luxury brand group PPR to buy its sporting brand Redcats’ shares in the Cyrillus and Vertbaudet brands, which constitute Redcats’ children and family division, for €119m.

4 January 2013

Sofinnova, InterWest among investors in $31m Labrys Series A round

Chronic migraine treatment company Labrys Biologics has picked up $31m in Series A financing round from four venture capital firms.

4 January 2013

Mid Europa completes €1.3bn sale of Orange Austria

orange_lrgCEE-focused buyout firm Mid Europa and France Telecom-Orange have completed the €1.3bn sale of Orange Austria to Hutchison 3G Austria, a subsidiary of Hong Kong property development and infrastructure conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa.

4 January 2013

Skyline Ventures co-leads $28m Crescendo Bioscience financing

Skyline Ventures and Safeguard Scientifics have led a $28m Series D financing round for molecular diagnostics company Crescendo Bioscience.

4 January 2013

CapAsia secures Japanese LPs for $350m infrastructure fund

Asian infrastructure firm CapAsia has secured $100m towards its latest infrastructure fund, from LPs including the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Bangkok Bank Public Company, DEG, TRG and CIM.

4 January 2013

Sanderling Ventures returns to fundraising with $250m vehicle $

Robert McNeil Sanderling VenturesVeteran biomedical investor Sanderling Ventures is marking its thirty-fourth year in the business by targeting $250m for its latest venture fund.

4 January 2013

Herkules Capital sells oil & gas services company Beerenberg to Segulah

Nordic lower mid-market buyout firm Segulah has agreed to acquire oil and gas maintenance services company Beerenberg Holding from Herkules Capital.

4 January 2013

Hotel search website Room 77 seals $30m investment round

Hotel search engine Room 77 has closed $30.3m in Series C financing with participation from Nasdaq-listed travel site Expedia, alongside existing venture investors Sutter Hill Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Concur Technologies, and Felicis Ventures

4 January 2013

BDT Capital, General Atlantic back US sportswear brand Tory Burch

Private equity firms BDT Capital Partners and General Atlantic have made a minority investment in the US sportswear brand Tory Burch.

4 January 2013

Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Mizuho partner for ASEAN SME fund

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation has signed an agreement with banking group Mizuho to collaborate with its recently launched private equity vehicle, the Mizuho ASEAN PE Fund.


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