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15 May 2012

Finnish Industry Investment allocates €7.5m to Nordic VC fund Creandum III

Government-owned investment company Finnish Industry Investment has made a €7.5m commitment to Nordic venture capital firm Creandum Advisor’s latest fund.

14 May 2012

Russian nanotech-backer Rusnano leads $35m Aquantia financing

Russian state-backed nanotechnology investor Rusnano has led a $35m Series F financing round into high-speed Ethernet developer Aquantia.

14 May 2012

Balderton Capital, Wellington Partners, Ekstranda ink £15m Livebookings deal

restaurant-al-fresco-diningA trio of venture funds have added another £15m to their investment in online restaurant marketing provider Livebookings.

14 May 2012

US firm Paladin joins Abu Dhabi state investor for $100m MENA fund

news_menaglobe_lrgAbu Dhabi sovereign wealth arm Invest AD has teamed up with US buyout house Paladin Capital to launch a $100m MENA-focused fund.

14 May 2012

AGC Equity makes biggest ever Middle East investment in Russia

AGC Equity Partners has made the biggest Middle Eastern private equity investment in Russia to date as part of a consortium purchasing 26.4 per cent of power generator Enel OGK-5.

14 May 2012

Endless splashes out £15m on Bathstore

UK turnaround investor Endless has bought bathroom retailer Bathstore from Wolseley for £15m.

14 May 2012

Buyout giant TPG could chase Leopard to Myanmar as sanctions slacken $

burma-pagodaTPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman could follow frontier markets investor Leopard Capital to Myanmar as interest cranks up in the formerly closed country.

14 May 2012

MVP Capital to heat up Saxbys Coffee expansion following buyout

coffee-beans_­sqLower mid-market private equity firm MVP Capital plans to expand Saxbys coffee after announcing its buyout of the company.

14 May 2012

Avista Capital to buy oil & gas cementing business Top-Co

New York-based buyout firm Avista Capital Partners has agreed to buy Top-Co, a company that makes specialised casing cementing products used in the drilling and completion of oil, natural gas and geothermal wells.

14 May 2012

Emerging market private equity moves to developed market model $

PaulFletcher_main_sq.jpgThe model for successful emerging markets private equity investment has undergone “a profound shift” since 2004, according to Paul Fletcher, a senior partner at London-based emerging markets investor Actis.


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