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Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund commits USD10m to Version One Ventures Fri, 24/10/2014 - 16:03

Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund (NVCF) has made a USD10 million commitment to Vancouver-based Version One Ventures II, an early-stage fund investing in high-potential internet, SaaS and mobile entrepreneurs.

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Merger

SmarTV and Quadriga Worldwide to merge

Quadriga Worldwide, a provider of guest technology managed services for the hospitality industry, is merging with the SmarTV Company, a developer of interactive entertainment solutions for commercial and consumer markets. »


Handshake

Hastings adds to investment team in North America and Europe

Infrastructure manager Hastings has continued its expansion with three new appointments in the firm’s London and New York offices. »


Drugs

Norwest Venture Partners invests in digital health company Telcare

Digital health company Telcare has raised USD32.5 million in a Series C round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and Mosaic Health Solutions with existing investors Sequoia and Qualcomm. »


Law books and gavel

Root Capital invests in legal firm Keystone Law

UK private equity firm Root Capital has completed an investment in ‘dispersed’ law firm Keystone Law. »


Gas pipes

RLJ Equity Partners’ LAI International acquires Zak Incorporated

LAI International, a portfolio company of RLJ Equity Partners, has acquired Zak Incorporated, a provider of precision machined and custom fabricated components for customers in power generation, specialty metals, and oil and gas. »


Survey

Institutional investors to focus on fewer key relationships, survey shows

More than half (57 per cent) of institutional investors plan to narrow down the number of different alternative asset managers they work with in the next 12 to 24 months, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PwC. »


Union Jack Pound

Cabot Square Capital makes a 12x return on sale of Equitix for GBP160m

Cabot Square Capital has agreed the sale of Equitix to a subsidiary of Tetragon Financial Group for GBP160 million.  »


Handshake

Orangefield appoints Anna Coutts Donald as director in UK office

Orangefield, a provider of corporate and fund services, has appointed Anna Coutts Donald as director at its UK office.  »


Australia

AVCAL welcomes investor visa reforms to support investment in Australian venture capital

The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) has welcomed Australian government plans to overhaul the Significant Investor Visa programme to encourage venture capital investment. »


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