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0 WotWots prepare to invade on a grand scale

The WotWots will soon invade bedrooms throughout Turkey and Russia after Wellington’s Pukeko Pictures signed a home textiles deal with Zorluteks Textile.

The preschool TV twosome will feature on a range of textiles, including bed linen, duvets, bed skirts, pillow cases, comforters, curtains, bath towels, terrycloth robes, polar fleece blankets, acrylic blankets, plush cushions, ready beds and window shades.

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0 NZX listing on cards for Wherescape

Cashed up with more than $10 million in fresh capital, Auckland software firm Wherescape is in expansion mode and considering listing on the NZX.

Founded in 2002 by Michael Whitehead and Wayne Richmond, the company develops data warehousing products that allow organisations to store, organise and access large volumes of information.

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0 $60m toilet paper plant upgrade to fight Asian imports

New Zealand’s biggest toilet paper supplier expects a $60 million upgrade of its Bay of Plenty manufacturing facility to fight competition from growing Asian imports.

SCA Hygiene Australasia’s expanded Kawerau plant was officially opened by Prime Minister John Key yesterday.

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0 Wolseley Private Equity 2014 forecast for PE fund raising

Wolseley Private Equity Managing Director Andrew Petering takes a look at the investment opportunities and challenges for 2014 and sees a number of positives.

Consistent with the latest Deal Metrics Survey released by the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association this week, leading mid-tier PE firm Wolseley Private Equity is upbeat about 2014.

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0 Venture capital veteran talks start-ups

Tony Bishop likens the relationship between venture capitalists and their portfolio companies to an “arranged marriage”.

“You’re going to be relying on each other and you know you’re going to be having trials and tribulations that come up and challenges and disagreements,” Bishop says. “Everyone wants the same thing – they want the company to succeed.”

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