Two fingers

Ardian-backed Trescal acquires two calibration and repair services businesses

Calibration services specialist Trescal has acquired Instrument Calibration Services and Test Equipment Repair Corporation, with the support of majority shareholder private investment firm Ardian. »


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Qiming Venture Partners closes Fund IV at USD500m

Qiming Venture Partners has closed Fund IV at USD500m. »


iPad

Ektron closes growth equity investment led by Accel-KKR

Content management and web experience management software provider Ektron has closed a growth equity funding round led by Accel-KKR. »


Money and calculator

Jafco Ventures raises USD260m for fifth fund

Jafco Ventures has raised USD260m for its fifth and largest fund to date, Jafco Technology Partners V. »


Chemicals

White & Case advises Rhône Capital on ASK Chemicals acquisition

Law firm White & Case has advised private equity firm Rhône Capital on the acquisition by its affiliates of ASK Chemicals from Ashland and Clariant. »


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Tendyne raises USD25m in series C fundraising

Tendyne Holdings has secured USD25m in an oversubscribed Series C financing led by Apple Tree Partners, along with Boulle Group members and other existing investors. »


Handshake and money

Private equity firm Viola acquires additional RRsat shares for USD9.4m

Israeli private equity company Viola Group has increased its ownership stake in RRsat Global Communications by acquiring an additional 6.6 per cent interest from Kardan Communications L for a total investment of USD9.4m. »


Marketing

CMS advises on sale of Sociomantic to dunnhumby

Berlin-based sociomantic labs has been acquired by dunnhumby Ltd, a subsidiary of the London listed Tesco, the world's third largest retailer. »


Cayman Islands

Investment funds partner Allison joins Walkers

Jason Allison has joined Walkers’ Cayman Islands office as a partner in the global investment funds group. »


Tobias Gewolker

Ardian appoints Gewolker as director

Independent private investment company Ardian has appointed Tobias Gewolker as a director in the infrastructure team based in the firm’s Paris office. »


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