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13 April 2012

South Africa pension fund could commit $3.8bn to African PE

The Public Investment Corporation, South Africa's $125bn government pension fund, could invest up to $3.8bn in African private equity as it seeks higher returns outside of its domestic market.

13 April 2012

Arlon, Quilvest head into Sugar Land with Wholesome Sweeteners buy

news_sugar_lrgFood and agriculture-focused buyout house Arlon has teamed up with fellow private equity firm Quilvest to buy Wholesome Sweeteners.

13 April 2012

EndPlay hits $21m for SaaS solutions

EndPlay, a provider of SaaS content management, has secured investment from company management and existing investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and Advanced Technology Ventures, bringing total financing to $21.5m.

13 April 2012

Genii Capital opens for business in Switzerland

geneva_sqGenii Capital, the private equity backer of the Lotus F1 team, has expanded its global footprint through the opening of an office in Geneva, Switzerland.

13 April 2012

Vision Capital wraps up purchase of plastic film and packaging company Vitopel

news_film_lrgVision Capital has bought out Latin American plastic film and packaging company Vitopel from funds managed by DLJ and JP Morgan.

13 April 2012

Riverstone-backed coal miner Foresight triples IPO size

coal-mine-2_sqForesight Energy Partners, the US coal miner backed by Riverstone Holdings, has tripled the size of its highly anticipated initial public offering.

13 April 2012

Growth of sovereign wealth fund assets raises hope for private equity $

With more than half of sovereign wealth funds continuing to invest in private equity, the total growth of these investors’ assets to some $4.6tn will be welcomed as a sign that they are likely to continue to allocate increasing amounts to the sector.

13 April 2012

Denmark’s Novo leads $20m venture round for Inogen

oxygen_compressed_170sqInogen, a manufacturer and provider of oxygen therapy equipment and services, has secured $20m in equity financing from investors led by venture capital investor Novo.

13 April 2012

Veracode inks $30m from Meritech Capital, Atlas, .406, StarVest

Application security services Veracode has secured $30m in additional funding from US late stage investor Meritech Capital Partners and existing investors including Atlas Venture, .406 Ventures and StarVest Partners.

13 April 2012

Rex Healthcare uses $10m to launch new venture fund

US-based Rex Healthcare has invested $10m launching a new venture fund aimed at helping boost innovation through fledgling health companies.


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