Augentius opens in Mauritius

Augentius opens in Mauritius

Augentius Fund Administration, a provider of fund administration services to the private equity and property fund sectors, has received final regulatory approval to administer Mauritian domiciled funds. »


Private equity firms to acquire SkillSoft for USD1.1bn

Private equity firms to acquire SkillSoft for USD1.1bn

SkillSoft, a Dublin-based e-learning software provider, has agreed to be acquired by a group of private equity firms for USD1.1bn. »


Credit Suisse invests in Chrysalix clean energy tech fund

Credit Suisse invests in Chrysalix clean energy tech fund

Chrysalix Energy, a venture capital firm focused on early stage clean energy technologies, says its latest fund has increased to more than USD100m with an investment by the Oregon Investment Fund, an affiliate of Credit Suisse. »


TVM Capital Mena launches Shari’a-compliant healthcare fund

TVM Capital Mena launches Shari’a-compliant healthcare fund

TVM Capital Mena has received approval from the Dubai Financial Services Authority to launch its first regional healthcare growth capital fund with USD40m of subscriptions from founding investors, Saudi Health Investment Company, the International Finance Corporation and GE Healthcare. »


European financial services M&A at lowest level for six years

European financial services M&A at lowest level for six years

2009 saw a steep decline in European financial services M&A activity with values, excluding government led deals, hitting their lowest levels for six years, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. »


BlackEagle affiliate to acquire Edward Hines Lumber

BlackEagle affiliate to acquire Edward Hines Lumber

US LBM Holdings, a portfolio company of BlackEagle Partners, has signed an agreement to acquire the operations of Edward Hines Lumber as well as certain of its subsidiaries, including Hall & House serving the Indiana building community. »


Investec Private Bank provides GBP8m funding to DFJ Espirit

Investec Private Bank provides GBP8m funding to DFJ Espirit

Investec Private Bank’s private equity partner and fund finance team has provided a GBP8.2m loan to Encore Ventures, a new division of European venture capital firm DFJ Esprit. »


LS Power selects SunGard’s Investran for PE administration

LS Power selects SunGard’s Investran for PE administration

LS Power, a New York-based investment firm focused on the development, acquisition and management of power generation and transmission infrastructure, has selected SunGard’s Investran to help address its accounting needs for private equity administration. »


North Castle recapitalises flatbread maker

North Castle recapitalises flatbread maker

Private equity firm North Castle Partners has recapitalised flatbread maker Flatout in partnership with co-founders Stacey and Mike Marsh. »


Venture capital firms to sell Aardvark to Google

Venture capital firms to sell Aardvark to Google

Venture capital firms have agreed to sell their stake in Aardvark, an operator of a social search engine, to Google for approximately USD50m. »


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