MiaSolé, a US-based solar film company previously backed by Japan-based electricity company Nippon Kouatsu, has raised $55m.

News provider Dow Jones said existing MiaSolé investors VantagePoint Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bessemer Venture Partners, Firelake Capital Management and Passport Capital participated. A spokesman added the latest round was "primarily contributed by existing investors".

The investment follows MiaSolé raising most of a planned $125m round in February 2011, according to a previous Dow Jones report. Dow Jones…

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