CVC Capital Partners has agreed to buy DCA Group Ltd. (ASX: DVC), an Australian nursing home and radiology clinic operator, for Au$1.7 billion (US$1.3 billion). www.dcagroup.com.au
NovaCardia Inc., a San Diego-based drug company focused on cardiovascular disease, has raised $48 million in Series B funding. Skyline Venture led the deal, and was joined by InterWest Partners and return backers Domain Associates, Forward Ventures, Montreux Equity Partners and Versant Ventures.
Lehman Brothers has closed its Co-Investment Partners fund with $1.6 billion in capital commitments. The fund will make minority plays of between $5 million and $150 million in transactions led by other private equity firms. It already has committed around $330 million to 10 deals. www.lehman.com
ContextWeb Inc., a New York-based provider of real-time contextual advertising solutions, has raised $15.5 million in Series C funding. Draper Fisher Jurvetson led the deal, and was joined by fellow return backers DFJ Gotham Ventures, Updata Partners and DFJ New England. www.contextweb.com
Compellent, an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based provider of data storage and data management solutions, has raised $15 million in new venture capital. Nomura International led the deal, and was joined by return backers Cargill Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Crescendo Ventures and El Dorado Ventures. It has raised more than $53 million in total VC funding. www.compellent.com
Nexaweb Technologies Inc., a Burlington, Mass.-based company focused on helping enterprises deploy Web 2.0 applications, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Return backers include Egan-Managed Capital, Masthead Venture Partners and Velocity Partners. www.nexaweb.com
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