Thinknum raises $1 mln

Thinknum has closed a $1 million seed round led by Pejman Mar Ventures. Thinknum builds financial analysis products that streamline the investing process by facilitating collaboration and providing easy access to data.


Sankaty Advisors acquires J.P. Morgan investment portfolio

Sankaty Advisors has acquired a portfolio of loans and other securities from J.P. Morgan’s Global Special Opportunities Group. The portfolio contains mezzanine loans in North America and Europe, as well as loans and related special situations investments in Australia and across Asia, with an aggregate value of approximately $1.3 billion.


Emulate secures $12 mln Series A

Emulate has secured a $12 million Series A financing. Emulate is focused on commercializing Organs-on-Chips to achieve a new standard for mimicking true human physiology so that responses to medicines, chemicals and diseases can be accurately predicted. The Series A was led by NanoDimension with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and private investor Hansjörg Wyss also participating.


The Riverside Company invests in Censis Technologies

The Riverside Company has invested in Censis Technologies. Based in Franklin, Tenn, Censis provides SaaS-based surgical instrument tracking and workflow solutions for sterile processing departments of hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers.

Asenti expands in Cleveland

Asenti Diligence Partners has expanded its team with a newly established office in Cleveland. Josh Melitschka is joining the Cleveland team. Prior to joining Asenti, he was a senior manager at BBP Partners and at Deloitte’s M&A transaction services practices. Kevin Berry, a recent graduate of the University of Dayton, will support deal teams from Asenti’s Cleveland office.


Apax Partners backs Chola

Apax Partners is investing INR 5 billion ($84 million) in Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited. Chola was incorporated in 1978 as the financial services arm of the Murugappa Group.

AnaCap acquires Romanian loan portfolio

AnaCap Financial Partners has acquired a portfolio of non-performing and sub-performing loans from Volksbank Romania. Under terms of the agreement, AnaCap will jointly acquire the entire portfolio with H.I.G and Deutsche Bank.

Actis exits South Africa’s Alexander Forbes

Actis has realised its investment in Alexander Forbes Group Holdings, a South African diversified financial services company. Actis has sold a 9% stake in an oversubscribed offer through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, representing over half of its 13% total stake.

The Royal Bank of Scotland backs Dunedin’s EV

The Royal Bank of Scotland has completed a refinancing of EV Offshore Limited. UK-based EV manufactures high performance video cameras that are used to diagnose and analyse problems in oil and gas wells. The business is backed by Dunedin.

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Intigua closes Series B led by Intel Capital

Intigua has closed a $10 million Series B round led by new investor Intel Capital. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Cedar Fund also participated, bringing total invested capital to $21 million.

VenueBook raises over $2 mln seed funding

VenueBook, an online platform that streamlines interaction between event organizers and venues, has raised over $2 million in seed funding. Previous investor Joanne Wilson of Gotham Gal Ventures is joined in this round by new investors I2BF Global Ventures, Cayuga Ventures, MI Ventures, Kindler Capital and Victoria Grace.

Augmenix completes Series D

Augmenix has closed a $10.8 million Series D fundraising. Participants in this round of financing included a new investor, Excelestar Ventures. Existing investors CHV II, Catalyst Health Ventures and Sparta Group also participated. Augmenix is based in Waltham, MA and is focused on the development and commercialization of radiation oncology products using its proprietary hydrogel technology.

Lemone joins TriArtisan Capital Partners

Scott Lemone has joined TriArtisan Capital Partners, the merchant banking arm of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan. Most recently, Lemone was head of the retailing group for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. PRESS RELEASE Scott Lemone, a veteran investment banker with over 25 years’ experience raising capital for a broad roster of leading retailers, has joined TriArtisan Capital Partners […]


Qualcomm commits $150 mln to Chinese venture

Mobile technology giant Qualcomm Incorporated has announced a commitment to invest up to $150 million in Chinese startup companies across all stages. Qualcomm will invest in Chinese companies that further the development of mobile technologies in areas such as Internet, e-commerce, semi-conductor, education and health.

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