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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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