Singapore

Morrison & Foerster expands M&A and PE practices in Singapore

Shirin Tang, a corporate lawyer with experience in M&A, private equity and joint venture transactions, has joined Morrison & Foerster as a corporate partner in Singapore. »


Taiwan

K&L Gates appoints corporate partner in Tapei and Palo Alto offices

Law firm K&L Gates has added Jim Wu, a former general counsel with Yahoo! Asia Pacific, as a corporate partner in its Taipei and Palo Alto offices.

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Money and handshake

Balance Point Capital Partners acquires Johnny on the Spot

Balance Point Capital Partners, a private equity fund focused on providing debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies across the US, has acquired Johnny on the Spot (JOTS). »


iPhone

Akin Gump advises VimpelCom on sale of its stake in Orascom Telecom Algérie

International law firm Akin Gump is advising VimpelCom on the sale by its Egyptian-listed subsidiary Global Telecom Holding (GTH) of its 51 per cent stake in Orascom Telecom Algérie (OTA or “Djezzy”) to the Fonds National d’Investissement (FNI), the Algerian National Investment Fund. »


Cocktails

Palatine backs Gusto MBO

Gusto Restaurant and Bar has completed a management buyout from Living Ventures, with the support of an equity investment from Palatine Private Equity. »


Stethoscope

KCP invests GBP3.3m into healthcare staffing business

Sheffield-based temporary staffing business Hallam Medical has secured a GBP3.3m investment from private equity house Key Capital Partners (KCP). »


We have moved

NASDAQ OMX expands London presence

The NASDAQ OMX Group has expanded its London business to new, larger premises. »


Bag of money

GrowthCap extends PE platform to UHNWIs

GrowthCap has extended its private equity platform to include investment opportunities for ultra high net worth individuals.  »


Handshake and money

K2 Design & Strategy secures USD45m from Lambert Private Equity

K2 Design & Strategy has entered into a USD45 million equity subscription facility with private equity investment firm Lambert Private Equity. »


Cells

Kurma Partners invests in OxThera

Kurma Partners’s Biofund II, the first venture capital fund dedicated to financing innovation in the rare diseases space, has made its maiden EUR7.5 million investment in Oxthera, a Stockholm-based biopharmaceutical company. »


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