Private Equity

Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund invests $5M in Svelte Medical Systems

Svelte Medical Sytems, a maker of balloon expandable stents based in New Providence, New Jersey, has obtained a $5 million equity investment from the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund.

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Field technician-focused CRM platform ServiceMax gets $71M in new funding

Cloud-based customer relationship management platform ServiceMax secured $71 million in its latest financing round led by Meritech Capital. ServiceMax is a platform specifically focused for field technicians, VentureBeat reported.

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Georgia-based Birch Equity Partners backs Tempo Telecom

Tempo Telecom, a provider of prepaid and flexible communications services, received an investment from Birch Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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UK-based Beringea invests £3M in Disposable Cubicle Curtains Limited

UK-based generalist investor Beringea has made a £3 million investment in anti-microbial curtains and blinds maker Disposable Curtains Limited which does business under the name All in One Medical.

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Brazil faces 70 percent fall in fundraising from investors over two year period

Because of its worsening economic climate, private equity and venture capital investors have reduced fundraising for Brazil by more than 70% in the past two years, the Financial Times reported.

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Rock Hill backs Oklahoma's Park Energy

Texas, US-based private equity firm Rock Hill Capital Group invested an undisclosed amount in Oklahoma City-based firm Park Energy Services LLC to support its vision of growth and expansion.

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Google Capital forays into education with $40M investment in Renaissance Learning

K-12 learning analytics company Renaissance Learning secured a $40 million investment from Google Capital, the investment arm of search giant Google that concentrates on late-stage deals, TechCrunch reported.

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Indian startup InMobi now rivals Apple and Google in mobile ad space- report

InMobi has only been in business for less than a decade but it has already proven to be a worthy contender to tech giants in the mobile ad space, Voice & Data reported.

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San Francisco-based CloudPassage bags $25.5M in new funds

CloudPassage, a San Francisco-based cloud security provider that aims to keep the bad guys out of clouds, has raised $25.5 million for its new financing round led by Shasta Ventures, VentureBeat reported.

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Japanese state-backed fund INCJ picks up minority stake in robotic hand maker Squse–sources

State-backed fund Innovation Network Corp of Japan (INCJ) entered an agreement to pick up a 20% stake in Kyoto-based robotic hand maker Squse Inc for JPY500 million ($4.9 million), according to three sources familiar with the matter.

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New York-based open source video platform Kaltura secures $47M

Kaltura, an open source video platform based in New York, has bagged additional funding of $47 million in a round led by new investors and participated in by its existing backers.

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Blackrock raises stake in UK Internet media firm Blinkx to 13pct

New York, US-based investment management firm Blackrock raised its stake in UK-based Internet media firm Blinkx to 13% amid allegations that the latter was using adware to boost its revenues.

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Russia's top travel search engine Aviasales nabs $10M from iTech Capital

The Number 1 travel search engine in Russia, Aviasales, has obtained a $10 million investment from iTech Capital who will take a minority stake in the company which operates under the JetRadar brand internationally, TechCrunch reported.

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Aeropostale to raise capital from private equity firms via PIPE deal -sources

Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale, which had posted losses for four straight quarters, is reportedly mulling over a capital increase from private equity investors. Should the teen apparel retailer decide to raise capital, Aeropostale may do it via a private investment in public equity (PIPE) deal.

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Volcker Rule forces executives of bank-backed private equity firm to travel in search for deals

As banks shed off their private equity units to comply with the Volcker Rule, the executives of these newly-independent firms will find themselves doing more travel in their search for new investors, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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