Private Equity

Billionaire Wang Jing strikes partnership with Kievgidroinvest for Ukraine port development

Beijing Interoceanic Canal Investment Management Co announced the joint venture of billionaire Wang Jing and Ukrainian partner Kievgidroinvest LLC to construct an economic development zone and port on the Crimean peninsula.

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British tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch backs augmented reality start-up Taggar

Mike Lynch, who sold software firm Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard for $11 billion, is backing a start-up focused on augmented reality - the ability to overlay information on a real-world background which some see as the next big digital craze.

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Mozido Inc gets $30M in financing round led by unnamed investment advisor

An unnamed Boston-based investment advisor led the USD 30 million financing round for Mozido Inc. The Texas-based mobile payment, shopping and marketing solutions provider also named Ric Duques as Chairman of the Board.

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General Motors pours in USD11 million to build new power plant in Indiana

General Motors (GM) is investing USD11 million to build a new source of energy for its Fort Wayne Assembly Plant, a move that will save the company USD5 million a year.

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State-backed Fondo Strategico Italiano values Versace at EUR1.1 billion

Fondo Strategio Italiano, one of the bidders for a 20% stake in Versace, is willing to put in a bid valuing the Italian fashion house at EUR1.1 billion. Versace earlier said that it seeks a valuation of at least EUR1 billion.

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Startup's biggest funding comes from family, friends - Fundable

Friends and family of startups were found to be its biggest supporters, shelling out USD23,000 in a business on average, totaling USD60 billion in fresh capital annually, based from data collected by online crowdfunding platform Fundable.

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Rothschild launches UK asset management business, eyes infrastructure debt fund launch next year

After establishing its first merchant bank in the UK, Edmond de Rothschild Group has launched a new asset management business in London to upsize its assets under management and boost its presence in the UK capital.

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Italy state lender eyes 3 bln euros from grid assets sale -sources

Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) expects to cash in around 3 billion euros ($4.1 billion) by June 2014 from the sale of minority stakes in gas and power grid networks, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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Gaelectric raises EUR90 million for wind project

Gaelectric has received a funding of over EUR90 million from Irish and German sources for its third operating wind farm project in Dunbeg. Earlier this year, the wind farm company nabbed EUR65 million in debt financing.

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US hedge fund sold stake in Britain's Co-op Bank after Paul Flowers scandal

US firm Aurelius Capital Management sold its stake in Britain's Co-operative Bank to London hedge fund Perry Capital days after the private life of the bank's former chairman, Reverend Paul Flowers, was exposed.

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Experts urge CROs to be ready for exit of private equity

The exit of private equity from their investments in contract research organizations (CROs) could threaten its growth, says two financial experts at Partnerships in Clinical Trials.

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Africa brought in over $2B in closed private equity funds -report

Africa-focused private equity (PE) fundraisers have secured more than USD2 billion from January to September, according to Private Equity Africa, a publication for fund managers and investors.

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Canadian mining firm Trevali completes USD46-million financing

Canada-based base metals mining firm Trevali Mining Corp announced the closing of a USD46-million financing through the offering of 55.4 million of its shares priced at USD0.83 apiece.

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Milestone Capital looks to raise INR500 crore real estate fund

Indian private equity firm Milestone Capital Advisors Ltd. is planning to raise an INR500 crore real estate fund with a greenshoe option of additional INR250 crore. The firm expects to launch its eighth fund early next year.

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