SGD Security Ltd, a Cardiff, (Wales), UK-based provider of specialist electronic security services to UK businesses, schools, hospitals, local authorities, public sector organisations as well as domestic clients and properties, recently received a debt investment of undisclosed amount from Finance Wales. The company used the proceeds from the financing to acquire Bedwas-based 1001 Fire and […]

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GeoVS Ltd, a Cardiff, UK-based start up that develops interactive 3D visualisation and simulation software platform used in marine and geo-modelling applications including underwater planning, maritime navigation and vessel traffic management, has secured a £250,000 equity investment from Finance Wales. The University of Glamorgan spin-out company will use the prceeds from the investment to demonstrate […]

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Intermedix Corporation, a Fort Lauderdale, FL-based provider of revenue cycle management and software solutions to the emergency healthcare industry, has been acquired by Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. from Parthenon Capital Partners and minority shareholders. To support the acquistion, whose financial terms were not disclosed, Citi, Wells Fargo and TCW/Crescent Mezzanine Management V, LLC provided […]


Ipso Facto Films, a Newcastle, UK-based company that develops, produces, co-produces and finances indipendent films that are quality productions with international potential, has received a £150k investment from The Finance for Business – North East Creative Content Fund.  The fund, held by public agency Northern Film & Media, is managed by venture capitalists Northstar Ventures […]

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Companeo SA, a European online B2B lead generator, will receive an undisclosed majority investment from The Carlyle Group, the global alternative asset manager. The investment will be made alongside the company’s founders and management team while historical shareholders Alven Capital and SGPA will retain a minority stake. The company offers an online marketplace used by […]

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Quorum Business Solutions, Inc., a provider of business and information technology solutions for the oil, gas, and renewable energy industry, has received a “significant” capital investment from The Carlyle Group and Riverstone Holdings LLC. In conjunction with the financing, the company announced that R. Scott Leeds, its President and a co-founder, has assumed the title […]

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Pelican Imaging Corporation, a Mountain View, CA-based developer of computational cameras for the mobile market, received an undisclosed strategic investment from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. In addition, the two companies signed a technology development agreement. Pelican solves the problems of poor […]

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KENSHOO, a Tel-Aviv, Israel-based provider of online demand generation SaaS solutions for the enterprise and local markets, has secured a late-stage round of funding from Sequoia Capital’s Sequoia Growth Fund. This new funding will enable the company to enter into additional domains such as new social media advertising channels, and enable the development of new […]

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Morega Systems, a Mississauga (Ontario), Canada-based company that is developing advanced media mobility solutions for the digital home, has completed US$10m Class “B” financing round.  The financing was co-led by Celtic House Venture Partners and GrowthWorks, with participation from new strategic investor and the C$250m Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund (OETF). Utilizing advanced transcoding, transcrypting, and […]

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Angel investing group Robin Hood Ventures has established an office in the Philadelphia, PA-based University City Science Center’s Port business incubator. Robin Hood is a group of experienced entrepreneurs and accredited investors focused on investing in early stage companies located in the Mid-Atlantic region, primarily scalable companies with intellectual property. Since its inception in 1999, […]


Cronos Ltd., a global container leasing and management company, has received a majority equity investment from funds affiliated with Kelso & Company. In addition, TCG Fund, previously the company’s largest shareholder, increased its equity investment in Cronos. As part of the overall transaction, Cronos has purchased additional container assets, which increases the size of its […]

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A company backed by the Permira Funds has today reached an agreement with TA Associates to become the majority shareholder of the eDreams Group, an online travel agent (OTA) and issuer of airline tickets. TA Associates has been the majority shareholder in eDreams since 2006. Founded in 1999 by Javier Pérez-Tenessa and James Otis Hare […]


Zynga, the San Francisco, CA-based developer of social games such as FarmVille, Treasure Isle, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Café World, FishVille, PetVille and FrontierVille, has received a $150m investment from Softbank, a technology company connecting consumers through its broadband infrastructure, fixed-line telecommunications, and mobile communications services. In addition, the two companies have created a […]

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SolidFire, an Atlanta, GA-based start up that has developed a cloud computing storage platform, has closed its first round of venture capital funding led by Valhalla Partners and Novak Biddle Venture Partners. In conjunction with the funding, of undisclosed amount, Valhalla General Partner Charles Curran, and Novak Biddle General Partner Phil Bronner, will join the […]