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French Funded and Founded, US Based iPhone “Hood” App Launched

Enquire, an innovative new “local community” or “hood” Q&A app is now being rolled out in eighteen US cities and Paris. Enquire helps visitors and local users alike get “human” answers to questions such as “where’s the best place to take a photo of the skyline” or “what are the chalk board specials at wine […]

Private equity investors turn away from core funds in hunt for returns

LONDON, June 10 (Reuters) – Investors in private equity are turning their backs on established funds and increasingly putting their money in new vehicles and individual deals as returns struggle to regain pre-crisis highs, a survey showed on Tuesday. Over the next two years, more than four-fifths of investors in private equity will decide against […]

Nordic Capital buys majority stake in clothing chain Gina Tricot

STOCKHOLM, June 9 (Reuters) – Private equity firm Nordic Capital said on Monday it had agreed to buy a majority stake in Gina Tricot from the Appelqvist family, the founders of the Swedish clothing retailer who will retain a significant stake in the company. Gina Tricot has 180 stores in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and […]

Russian-American startup iBuildApp raises another $200,000

East-West Digital News Mobile app builder iBuildApp has raised $200,000 from Starta Capital and Nikolay Belykh. iBuildApp is an international project that enables clients to build and manage mobile apps. As well as being a resident of Moscow’s Skolkovo IT-Park, the project also has its headquarters in Foster City, California. This investment brings the total invested […]

Apple Acquires Spotsetter, A Social Search Engine For Places

TechCrunch Spotsetter, a social search engine using big data to offer personalized recommendations as to places to go, has been quietly snapped up by Apple, TechCrunch has learned. The technology, which involves layering social data on top of a maps interface could be used to beef up Apple Maps with features competitor Google lacks. The […]

2014 AM&AA Summer Conference July 22-24, 2014, Chicago

Evolve: Capturing Opportunities in Today’s Market As confidence in the U.S. economy grows, leverage levels increase and international crises die down, M&A activity is vastly improving. The market is now brimming with buyers and sellers ready to transact. The smart investment bankers, private equity firms and other dealmaking professionals are finding ways to use M&A […]

Eye Hospital In Jordan

The proposed Eye Hospital is a specialized ophthalmic hospital to be located on a 2,000sqm land plot in a prime location in the heart of Amma, Jordan. The proposed hospital, with a total cost of around $15mn, is expected to be one of the leading hospitals in the ophthalmic sector among specialized and general hospitals […]

Dropbox Acquires Stealth Messaging Startup Droptalk

TechCrunch June 5, 2014 Dropbox has swallowed up another early stage startup, this one a stealthy company called Droptalk which was developing a tool that allowed you to share links privately with friends via a Chrome extension, to be followed by both iOS and Android applications. None of the products were publicly available, as the […]

Gazprom Pumps $57 Million Into 2 Russian Hockey Teams

Moscow Times Gazprom Neft, the oil-producing arm of Russian state gas company Gazprom, has finalized sponsorship deals with the SKA and Avangard hockey clubs worth a total of about 2 billion rubles ($57 million), Vedomosti reported Wednesday. The St. Petersburg-based SKA hockey club, which reached the semifinals of the Kontinental Hockey League’s western conference in […]