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0 NZ Super Fund invests US$60M in LanzaTech, taking 17% stake

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has invested US$60 million in LanzaTech, taking a 17 percent stake, in what may be the gas fermentation company’s last capital raising before beginning to earn revenue.

The investment values the company at about US$400 million and makes the Super Fund the second-biggest shareholder behind Silicon Valley-based Khosla Ventures with 42 percent. One of Lanzatech’s original investors was Stephen Tindall’s KIWI fund, which owns 8.66 percent, while founder Sean Simpson has retained 1.4 percent.

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0 Quadrant growth boosts cancer company listing prospect

Quadrant Private Equity has tripled the size of its latest health investment Icon Cancer Care, by buying a radiation therapy network and hospital pharmacy provider to create a $300 million business that could list in late 2015.

After buying a majority stake in the chemotherapy provider in May, Quadrant has now bought radiation therapy group Radiation Oncology Queensland (ROQ). The deal was completed on Friday and doctors and staff were notified by email on Monday night.

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0 Media Release: Two For One Return As Promising Start-ups Boost NZ Economy

1st December 2014

Two For One Return As Promising Start-ups Boost NZ Economy

The latest investment report from the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) shows that the emergence of promising start up companies, backed by the local venture capital market, is boosting the country’s economy, says New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (NZVCA) Executive Director Colin McKinnon.

Commenting on last week’s release of the NZVIF Investment Report, Colin McKinnon says: `The country’s venture capital industry can hold its head up high internationally in terms of the recent returns on investment. We are clearly tracking international trends with our potential for good returns.’

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0 Orion’s value tops $1 billion

Orion Health has made an impressive sharemarket debut, but analysts say the software developer has a big job ahead in pulling off its ambitious growth targets.

The Auckland-based company’s market capitalisation sailed through the $1 billion mark yesterday after its newly listed stock surged when trading commenced on the NZX and Australia’s ASX at 11am.

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0 NZVIF Investment Report

The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund has partnered with 10 venture capital funds and 14 angel investment funds or networks. It operates two funds – the $260 million1 Venture Capital Fund and the $40 million Seed CoInvestment Fund. Alongside its partners through these two funds, NZVIF has invested into 167 technology companies, some of which are among New Zealand’s most promising growth companies.

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