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Archives for October 2011

CapMan to Acquire 29% of Lumex Instruments in Russia

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Posted by: admin @ 05:08 [11. 10. 11]

The Finnish private equity firm CapMan, which manages Russia-focused fund CapMan Russia Fund L.P., has invested an undisclosed amount in exchange for a 29% equity stake in Lumex Instruments, a leading Russian analytical instrumentation company. CapMan Russia also plans to increase its ownership in Lumex to 44% during the next year. The founding shareholders of [...]

Nginx Raises $3 Million from BV Capital, Runa Capital and MSD Capital

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Posted by: admin @ 00:50 [11. 10. 11]

Russian-developed Nginx web server software company Nginx Inc. has raised $3 million in Series A equity funding from BV Capital, Runa Capital and MSD Capital of Michael Dell, the company announced today. The venture capital investors obtained less than 40 percent stake in the company, reported newspaper Vedomosti. BV Capital from Germany was the lead [...]

WPP To Acquire Promo, Pioneer of Digital Marketing Services in Russia

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Posted by: admin @ 04:47 [4. 10. 11]

The global marketing communications group Ogilvy & Mather, part of WPP, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Promo, a Moscow-based digital marketing services agency. Founded in 1997, Promo specialises in creating internet, mobile and multimedia campaigns for a variety of clients in Russia including Gazprom, LG and MTS. Promo reported revenues of ca. [...]

Runa Capital To Invest in BigTime

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Posted by: admin @ 02:17 [4. 10. 11]

Runa Capital, the early-stage venture capital firm of Serguei Beloussov, has invested in BigTime Software (formerly Edison’s Attic), a Chicago-based software provider of timesheet for Intuit’s QuickBooks, the company announced. Runa Capital Fund I joined $2.7 million Series A financing round with LTC Partners, Geneva Venture Investment Management, Hickory Grove and Howell Capital. The proceeds [...]

Naspers’ MIH Allegro To Acquire Slando

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Posted by: admin @ 02:16 [3. 10. 11]

The online classifieds business Slando, which is mostly active in Russia and Ukraine, has been acquired by MIH Allegro, part of Naspers of South Africa. Slando was 20% owned by eBay and part of eBay Classifieds Group. MIH Allegro first signed an agreement to acquire Slando in May 2011. Slando was founded by Michael Pennington [...]

BVCP To Invest $200 Million for 9% of 1C

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Posted by: admin @ 01:05 [3. 10. 11]

The private equity firm Baring Vostok Capital Partners (BVCP) has invested some $200 million for a 9% stake in 1C, the leading Russian software company, reported newspaper Vedomosti. Founded in 1991, 1C reported sales turnover of more than $600 million in 2010. The sales are expected to increase by 20% in 2011. 1C focuses on [...]

Why Yandex Put $15 million For A Small Stake in Blekko Search Engine?

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Posted by: admin @ 11:33 [2. 10. 11]

The leading Russian search engine company Yandex, which completed $1.3 billion IPO on NASDAQ in May 2011, invested $15 million in Blekko, U.S.-based search engine company this week. It’s not clear why Yandex, which is loosing its market share to Google in Russia, put $15 million for a small stake in a tiny search engine [...]