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16 April 2012

Innospring launches US-China tech incubator

InnoSpring, dubbed Silicon Valley’s first US-China technology incubator launched to encourage American and Chinese start-ups to expand beyond their borders, has launched a new seed fund in partnership with a host of venture capital heavyweights.

16 April 2012

Arle hires German and Serbian experts to strengthen team

board-conference-hire_sqArle Capital has bumped its investment team to 15 people spanning ten nationalities thanks to two new hires.

16 April 2012

Roark hits one-third of target for latest franchise-focused buyout fund

Franchise-focused buyout firm Roark Capital has raised more than $460m for its latest mid-market fund, which is targeting $1.25bn.

16 April 2012

Industrifonden, SEB invest in Swedish IT company Clavister

Swedish growth investor Industrifonden and SEB Venture Capital, the venture capital arm of the Swedish bank SEB, are investing around SEK40 million (€4.5m) in the IT security company Clavister.

16 April 2012

KKR eyes BHP, Rio Tinto diamond mining merger

Global buyout firm KKR is looking to buy the diamond operations of BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto and merge them to capitalise on the recent surge in demand for jewels, the Sunday Times has reported.

16 April 2012

Better Capital acquires UK fashion brand Jaeger

jaeger_170sqUK listed private equity investor Better Capital has acquired high-end fashion brand and retailer Jaeger for £19.5m.

16 April 2012

Aurora Borealis Investments acquires e-commerce business Friendgiftr

US private equity firm Aurora Borealis Investments has acquired Friendgiftr, an e-commerce company that provides virtual pre-paid cards through the social web, for an undisclosed amount.

13 April 2012

Three new faces, three promotions as Riverside continues to grow

news_boardroom2_lrgRiverside has promoted a trio of senior staff and added three new hires as it looks to continue its global growth.

13 April 2012

Duke Street has fill of Adelie Food, sells to India Hospitality

sandwich5sq_lrgUK buyout firm Duke Street Capital has signed off a busy week by selling ready-made food producer Adelie Food to India Hospitality for about $350m.

13 April 2012

Goldman Sachs hits the road for $5bn secondaries fund

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has begun marketing its sixth global secondary fund and is looking to secure commitments of between $4bn and $5bn, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.


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