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30 July 2012

IMO Car Wash latest private equity-backed sale scrapped amid market turmoil

Plans to sell IMO Car Wash to buyout house TDR Capital have fallen through over a failure to agree on price.

30 July 2012

Ciel Capital hits fundraising trail for second Africa fund $

Josep Oriol Ciel Capital - AltAssets Private Equity NewsMauritius-based Ciel Group has hit the fundraising trail for its second African private equity fund, AltAssets has learned.

30 July 2012

Babson Capital Management launches Chicago mid-market financing arm

dollars10_sqGlobal investment manager Babson Capital Management has formed a new Chicago-based mid-market lending group.

30 July 2012

August Capital leads $15.6m Series C for data services company Netpulse

health-fitness-gym-exercise-bikeCalifornia-based data services company Netpulse has raised $15.6m in Series C funding led by August Capital, with current investors Javelin Venture Partners, DFJ Frontier and Parkview Ventures also participating.

30 July 2012

Dallas-based CIC Partners snacks on Taco Mac

chicken_wing_170sqAtlanta, US-based Tappan Street Restaurant Group, parent company of Taco Mac, has received an equity investment from Dallas-based private equity firm CIC Partners.

30 July 2012

London software startup Crowd Vision attracts angels

London-based crowd analytics software specialist Crowd Vision has closed a “substantial” funding round from a syndicate of London Business Angels Investors and the Angel Cofund.

30 July 2012

Equistone Partners Europe invests in Vivonio Furniture Group

Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake of 67 per cent in the newly established Vivonio Furniture Group.

30 July 2012

Polaris, Lerer, Greycroft invest in music video channel BalconyTV

Former MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath is set to join online music video channel BalconyTV following investment from a trio of venture firms.

30 July 2012

Competition pushes up UK PE deal volumes, pricing $

With a scarcity of suitable high growth companies available in the current economic climate for private equity to back, and the increasing competition arising from trade buyers returning to acquisitions, pricing has been pushed up considerably over the last 12 months

30 July 2012

Search engine software company WordStream snares $6m

Search engine marketing software company WordStream has secured an additional $6m in third-round financing led by Sigma + Partners as well as Egan-Managed Capital, both previous investors in the company. The company has raised a total of $16m to date.

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