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UK's CDC Group intends to ramp up investments in India despite difficulties

The CDC Group, the development finance institution of the UK government, will be pouring more investments in India despite the sluggish economy, delayed reforms and a competitive private equity market.

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American consumers

Reporter tries what private equity-free life is like- report

Reporter Becky Pritchard tried living for one week without using products or services that were supported by the private equity industry-- and was surprised at how difficult the experience was.

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Bridge Collapse

Infrastructure provides opportunities for private equity, hedge funds- report

A CNBC report said the infrastructure industry, including power plants, ports and pipes, has given private equity companies and hedge fund firms opportunities for investment.

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Greenhouse

Greenhouse receives USD 2.7 million investment in round led by The Social+Capital Partnership, Resolute.vc

The Social+Capital Partnership and Resolute.vc led the USD 2.7 million investment round for software recruitment solutions provider Greenhouse. Other investors like Bill Lohse of Pinterest and Seth Goldstein of DJZ and Turntable.fm also supported Greenhouse.

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Therma-Flite

Clean-technology company Therma Flite obtains USD7.5 million funding

Clean-technology company Therma-Flite recently closed a major funding round with Canadian private equity and venture capital firm XPV Capital. Therma-Flite said it raised USD7.5 million in financing.

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Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd

Warrnambool board gives approval of revised takeover bid by Saputo

Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc was one step ahead of clinching the win to take over Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co Holdings Ltd, when the former's revised bid received the recommendation of the latter's board of directors.

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Apollo Global Management

Apollo raises USD3.9 billion to buy out distressed assets in Europe

American investment firm Apollo Global Management LLC raised USD3.9 billion to buy distressed European assets. Specifically, the private equity firm is hunting for hotels and resorts in Spain.

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Generali

Generali buys minority stake in Generali Asia for EUR40 million

Italian life and non-life insurance company Generali bought a 40% stake in Generali Asia for EUR40 million. Generali Asia is a joint venture of Generali and Banca della Svizzera Italiana in Switzerland.

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Yuri Milner

Yuri Milner invests millions into GenapSys

Russian millionaire and entrepreneur Yuri Milner recently led a Series B funding round for genetics upstart GenapSys for the commercialization of the company's genome-sequencing platform.

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The Carlyle Group

Carlyle Group acquires majority stake in Edgewood Partners Insurance Center

Global asset management firm The Carlyle Group will buy a majority stake retail insurance brokerage company Edgewood Partners Insurance Center. Details of the deal, however, were unknown.

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HarbourVest

Motion Equity Partners in discussions with HarbourVest Partners for new capital- report

A Financial Times report said private equity firm Motion Equity Partners was talking with Boston-based investment firm HarbourVest Partners to get new capital and end its status as a "zombie" buyout firm.

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Solar Power

Google, KKR invests USD400 million in solar plant project

Search engine giant Google and private equity company KKR & Co. will be financing a solar power plant project for USD400 million. Six solar power plants were being built by Recurrent Energy LLC in California and Arizona.

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Snowden Capital Advisors LLC

Estancia Capital invests in Snowden Capital

New York-based wealth advisory firm Snowden Capital Advisors LLC entered into an agreement with private equity fund Estancia Capital Partners LP for a strategic growth capital investment.

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1001 Menus

1001 Menus snags USD1.8 million in Series A funding from Elaia Partners

Paris-based restaurant directory 1001 Menus received USD1.8 million in a Series A funding round led by Elaia Partners to be used for the company's expansion in Europe.

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Carousell lands USD800,000 in funding for Southeast Asia expansion

Singapore-based consumer-to-consumer marketplace mobile startup Carousell snagged USD800,000 in seed funding to be used for the development of its app and expansion efforts in Southeast Asia.

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