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Zero2IPO, a research firm that tracks the Chinese venture capital market, is working with Silicon Valley’s Startup Capital Ventures to raise a VC fund.Zero2IPO, which is based in Beijing, filed a document with the Securities and Exchange Commission declaring its intent to raise the fund, which is listed as Zero2IPO China Angel Fund I and […]
True Ventures, a venture firm based in San Francisco, has raised $77 million for its first fund, according to a regulatory filing. The firm expects to close on $100 million by the end of the year. The fund counts Paul Capital Partners, Sequoia Holdings and Park Street Capital among its 22 accredited investors. Founded by […]
Doughty Hanson’s real estate arm has sold Handelsblatt Headquarters, a publishing office located in Düsseldorf, to IXIS AEW Europe, a French based real estate manager, for over €40m. The sale means that Doughty Hanson has now sold all the assets in the Holtzbrinck Portfolio it acquired in January 2003 from German publishing group Georg von […]
Beringea has sold Mergermarket, the M&A data provider, to the Financial Times Group, which is a subsidiary of Person. The sale will generate a total return of 14x the original investment for Beringea and an IRR of 69%. Beringa invested in Mergermarket through Global Fights Fund II, ProVen VCT and ProVen Growth & Income in […]
OncoMethylome Sciences, a venture-backed Belgian life sciences business, has completed a dual listing on the Euronext Brussels and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges. The molecular diagnostics company issued 3,373,334 shares on its IPO at a price of €7.50 per share, raising €25.3m, giving it a market capitalisation of approximately €75.5m. OncoMethylome is backed by ING Belgium (which […]
Climate Change Capital, the renewable energy investor, has closed two more venture capital trusts following the launch of Ventus VCT in 2005. Ventus 2 VCT and Ventus 3 VCT were both launched in January 2006 and closed on May 31 with £22.3m of subscriptions, giving the Ventus funds over £37m under management and making them […]
Investors are willing to back sub-£2m entrepreneurs
Susquehanna International Group (SIG) is planning to enter the U.S. venture capital market. The firm said that it expects to invest about $50 million per year in U.S. venture capital and growth equity deals in technology, financial services, business services and health care services. SIG spokesman Todd Simkin said that the $50 million figure is […]
When Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures bet $10 million on a site that invites children to dress up virtual celebrities and a dozen more top firms begin to spend wildly on avatars, you have to wonder if the venture industry hasn’t gone completely bananas. Since January, VCs have sunk more than $150 million into teen-oriented […]

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