PE Week Wire — 8/21/06

Apax Partners and Bain Capital have agreed to join the private equity consortium that is acquiring an 80.1% stake in the Semiconductor division of RoyalPhilips Electronics (NYSE: PHG). The group already had included KKR, Silver Lake Partners and AlpInvest.

Infinite Power Solutions Inc., a Golden, Colo.-based maker of thin-film batteries, has raised around $35 million in Series A-1 funding, according to a regulatory filing. Shareholders include Core Capital Partners, Polaris Venture Partners, SpringWorks LLC, D.E. Shaw, Advanced Energy Technology, Dow Corning and Symmorphix Inc.

Cdb Web Tech of Italy has agreed to sell limited partner stakes in 90 venture capital funds to Pantheon Ventures for around $310 million.

    VC Deals

Artisan Therapeutics Inc., a Framingham, Mass.-based acute care startup, has raised $39 million in Series A funding, according to a regulatory filing. VentureWire reports that investors included NGN Capital, New Leaf Venture Partners and Apeiron Partners.

Thiakis Ltd., a UK-based developer of peptide hormones for the treatment of obesity, has raised