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30 December 2014

All-Stars, GIC in mega $1.1bn funding round for smartphone giant Xiaomi

grow mobile Private equity investors All-Stars Investment, DST Global, and Yunfeng Capital have taken part in a $1.1bn funding round for Chinese smartphone maker $1.1bn.

17 September 2014

Richard Branson joins venture capital backers for $15m Sidecar investment

sidecar motorbike Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is the latest investor to commit to venture capital-backed ride-sharing business Sidecar.

18 August 2014

Samsung buys VC-backed home-monitoring smartphone app company

mobile-phone-in-hand-1438232-2-m Samsung’s investment arm the Open Innovation Center has agreed to buy smart home monitoring platform SmartThings.

13 August 2014

Qualcomm Ventures invests $17.8m in 360-degree video camera maker 360fly

Qualcomm Ventures has invested $17.8m of Series B financing for Catterton Partners-backed 360-degree video camera software platform 360fly.

7 July 2014

Venture-backed Japanese gaming business Gumi gets $49m new investment

kisi204 World Innovation Lab, the early-stage investment firm founded by former Doll Capital exec Gen Isayama, has led a $49m financing round for Japanese gaming company Gumi.

23 January 2014

Africa-focused Kuramo Capital, Adlevo back Solo Phone Nigeria

mobile phone touch screen pda Sub-Saharan Africa-focused private equity firms Kuramo Capital Management and Adleyo Capital have invested in mobile phone manufacturer and digital content company Solo Phone Nigeria.

16 October 2013

Cerberus clinches Blackberry financials access, considers turnaround investment

blackberry_9900_bold_charcoal Cerberus Capital has reportedly gained access to smartphone maker Blackberry’s financial information as it mulls a bid for the ailing business.

3 October 2013

Cerberus taps Blackberry for financials ahead of potential buyout bid

Ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry has reportedly drawn interest from private equity turnaround specialist Cerberus Capital Management.

30 September 2013

Apax, Index look for bumper King exit thanks to Candy Crush Saga dominance $

candy crush saga The private equity and venture capital-backed makers of hugely popular smartphone puzzle game Candy Crush Saga has filed for a confidential IPO.

4 July 2013

Japanese game developer Mutations Studio seals $2.2m backing

Mutations Studio KDDI Open Innovation Fund is the latest backer of a JPY230m ($2.2m) investment in Japanese game developer Mutations Studio.

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