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4 January 2013

Advent-backed Spanish explosives maker Maxam inks €280m loan

OMaxam, the Spanish maker of explosives for the mining, quarries and infrastructure industries backed by global buyout firm Advent International, has taken out a €280m syndicated loan from a clutch of banks.

4 January 2013

Norvestor hits €410m hard cap for sixth Nordic buyout fund

Oslo-based private equity firm Norvestor has closed its oversubscribed sixth fund on its NOK3bn (€410m) hard cap.

4 January 2013

Zoomlion offers to buy CIFA stake from Hony, Mandarin, Goldman

zoomlion_sqZoomlion, the Chinese construction equipment maker, has offered to buy the remaining 41 per cent stake in its CIFA subsidiary from private equity backers including China’s Hony Capital, Sino European investor Mandarin Capital and Goldman Sachs.

4 January 2013

Gree Ventures leads Series A round for Indonesia’s

BerrybenkaThe venture capital arm of fast-growing Japanese social gaming company Gree has invested in Indonesian online fashion retailer Berrybenka through a Series A round.

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.

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