Australian Gold Sector Eyed by North America’s Private Equity Funds

February 18, 2015

The North American private equity funds are preparing to buy into gold projects held by ASX-listed juniors starved of capital and funding. The North American funds’ interest in Australian assets follows a flurry of equity raisings in Canada last month, which saw US-based private equity firms pitch in almost $100 million. Liam Twigger, managing director […]

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Economy Minister Chris Cardona Introduces ‘Venture Capital Malta’

February 17, 2015

‘Venture Capital Malta’, a joint initiative between the government as well as private financial service providers aims to create a platform to help start-ups in Malta, has been introduced by Economy Minister Chris Cardona. Speaking at the event, Chairman of Malta Enterprise Mario Vella stressed that this project will not see government funding business, but […]

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Spire Capital Reports $30M Investment in Lighthouse eDiscovery

February 16, 2015

Spire Capital, a New York-based private equity firm focused exclusively on small market companies in the business services, information services, education, media and communications industries, announced it has invested the amount of $30 million in Lighthouse eDiscovery. Lighthouse eDiscovery started 20 years ago, copying and scanning paper-based legal documents so they could be searched electronically. […]

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Private Equity Firm Bridgepoint Sells Sports Marketing Company for $1.2B

February 12, 2015

The Chinese property and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has agreed to acquire the sports marketing company Infront Sports and Media in a deal worth at $1.2 billion or £780 million. Wanda will buy 68.2% of the firm from private equity company Bridgepoint, but it did not name the other shareholders. Infront holds broadcasting rights […]

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Nautilus Venture Partners Launched by a Pair of Ex-Venture Capital Investors

February 11, 2015

Connie Shen has joined Brian Kang, a former managing director with Samsung Ventures America, for the launch of a new Silicon Valley venture capital firm entitled Nautilus Venture Partners. Nautilus Venture Partners has quietly launched as a new Silicon Valley venture capital firm, with a focus on helping startups partner with large tech corporations, Fortune […]

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Private Equity Firm EIV Capital Raises $267M for Its Latest Fund

February 10, 2015

EIV Capital, a private equity group formed in 2009 to make investments in the energy industry, has raised the amount of $267 million for its latest fund entitled EIV Capital Fund II, surpassing the fund’s $200 million target. Fund II will focus on making growth investments primarily in midstream and related oilfield service energy companies. […]

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Marc Andreessen Negotiates some Facebook Shares

February 9, 2015

Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm founded in July 2009, along with some Facebook insiders, have negotiated 873,744 shares of the online social networking service for $67,577,041, an average of $77.34 each. Sales were made through Rule 10b5-1 planned sales and on the open market. Andreessen, a director, sold 853,994 […]

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Walden Venture Capital Closes Its Fund VIII at $107M

February 6, 2015

Walden Venture Capital is pleased to announce the close of its Fund VIII ate $107 million, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm will use to pursue investments in digital media and cloud companies. The firm focuses on what Larry Marcus, Managing Director at Walden Venture Capital, told me it calls “sprout stage” companies. That means […]

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World’s Largest Private Equity and Real Estate Administrator Introduces Augentius Compliance

February 5, 2015

Augentius Compliance has been launched by the largest independent Private Equity and Real Estate Administrator in the world Augentius. The service will support the entire alternatives sector, and marks the very first time a fund administrator has moved into compliance consultancy. Augentius Compliance will offer new customers a free ‘compliance health check’, available on request. […]

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Taiwan’s MasterLink to Become the First to Enter the Venture Capital Business

February 4, 2015

Chinese authorities approved one of Taiwan’s leading brokerages MasterLink Securities to launch own venture capital firm in Tianjin Port Free-Trade Zone. The company expected the new venture capital firm, which is to have paid-in capital of 100 million yuan (US$16 million), to complete its business registration by the end of this month and begin operations […]

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