Private Equity Week Wire — Tuesday 3/26

WASHINGTON — Neocera Inc., a semiconductor failure analysis, metrology and advanced thin film materials company, announced today that it has raised $13.3 million in its second round of venture financing, bringing total funding to $20.3 million.
This round was co-led by Digital Power Capital LLC and Tudor Investment Corporation with participation from FEI Company and Intel Capital.




VANCOUVER — Asia Pacific Resources Ltd. (OTCBB:APQCF)(FRANKFURT:APQ)(TSE:APQ) is pleased to announce that Olympus Capital Holdings Asia (Olympus Capital) and Crew Development Corporation (Crew) have fully funded their Rights Offering commitments of $5 million each to ensure that the Company raises at least $10 million. The Rights Offering will close on April 1, 2002.



NORWALK, CT — AimNet Solutions, a network professional services and managed network services provider focused on the mid-market, today announced it had secured $7 million in late stage financing from a group of financial investors led by William E. Simon & Sons (WESS).
The company has now raised more than $39 million from its investors, led by WESS, which was founded by the late former United States Secretary of the Treasury, William E. Simon and his sons, William E. Simon, Jr. and J. Peter Simon. Other returning institutional investors include Mellon Ventures, ClearLight Partners LLC and North Atlantic Capital Corp. New investor Hickory Hill Ventures, LLC also took part in this round of financing.



MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ — Computer Horizons Corp. (Nasdaq: CHRZ), a professional services and human capital management company, today announced the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Princeton Softech, Inc. to Apax Partners, Inc. and LLR Partners.
In the $16 million transaction, Apax Partners acquired the net assets of Princeton Softech, a software products company that leads the industry in providing active ‘archiving’ solutions to Fortune 1000 companies.



DEDHAM, MA — Cyber-Ark Software Ltd., an information security company that develops and markets the PrivateArk Inter-Business Vault, announced today the closing of a $12 million second round of financing. The round was led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) followed by Vertex Management Israel and the company