Private Equity

Unilazer invests in Indian e-commerce firm EkStop, picks up 25% stake

Unilazer Ventures invested an undisclosed amount in Mumbai, India-based grocery e-tailer and has taken a 25% stake in the firm as part of the investment which will be used for the company's expansion.

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Israel's Fortissimo takes one-third stake in One Hour Translation for $10M

Israel-based private equity firm Fortissimo Capital has bought one-third of online professional document translation services provider One Hour Translation in a deal valued at $10 million.

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Global private equity fundraising reaches $431B in 2013

The private equity industry worldwide was able to reach $431 billion in fundraising last year, an increase of 13% from the funds raised in 2012, a Preqin study revealed.

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Norwegian private equity firm HitecVision invests in DeepWell

Norway-based private equity group HitecVision has announced a growth capital investment in well intervention services provider DeepWell AS in a deal that marks HitecVision's entry into the well intervention industry.

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Silicon Valley Bank sets eyes on China funds

Through a joint venture formed with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co formed in 2012, US-based Silicon Valley Bank looks to meet the demand of investors for China funds.

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Delmarva Bancshares secures $11M in private placement

Delmarva Bancshares Inc, the bank holding firm for the National Bank of Cambridge, was able to raise $11 million in a private placement participated in by a group which included Castle Creek Capital.

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Indian firms ink private equity deals worth $10.68B in 2013

Indian companies were able to get private equity deals worth $10.68 billion in 2013, an increase of 12% in value terms compared to that of the previous year.

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Intel invests in Taiwan's SanJet Technology to develop wearable and car devices

Intel Capital, US-based Intel Corp's corporate venturing division, announced that it is investing in Taiwan-based digital image solution provider SanJet Technology to support the development of next generation wearable and car applications.

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Pension fund adviser Yasushi Ando says Japan's GPIF should put $95 billion in private equity

Yasushi Ando, a Liberal Democratic Party adviser on pensions, said that Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund should invest $95 billion in private equity and venture capital over a decade. GPIF is the world's largest pension fund with ¥124 trillion under management.

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Israel's Oramed Pharmaceuticals secures $13M in private placement- report

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc was able to secure $13 million from Special Situation Fund and Sabby Capital Healthcare, according to a report on Globes which cited sources.

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Private equity firm Infinity Group backs BotanoCap with $4.2M

Infinity Group, a private equity firm based in China, announced its investment of $4.2 million in Israel-based biotechnology firm BotanoCap, a developer of green solutions for various industries.

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Trucking company YRC to get $275M in equity, debt financing

Trucking firm YRC Worldwide, which has roughly $1.4 billion in debt, is nearing a financing deal comprised of $250 million in equity and $25 million in debt committed to become equity.

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US Food startups democratize gourmet food industry- report

US food startups like Goldbely and Mouth have made gourmet and speciality food available to consumers across the country this Christmas, the Financial Times reported.

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Finland's Fennovoima inks deal with Russian state corporation Rosatom to construct 1,200MV reactor

Nuclear consortium Fennovoima on Saturday agreed to build a 1,200-megawatt nuclear facility with Russia's state owned corporation Rosatom. Rosatom will take a 34% stake in the group to fill a funding hole left by Germany's E.ON.

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Philippine-based Max's Group takes over Pancake House

The Max's Group of Companies has bought Philippine-based casual dining chain operator Pancake House Inc prior to the former's local stock market debut, in a deal valued at almost PHP3.9 billion.

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