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23 Apr 2014

Pure Storage valued at more than $3bn in latest funding round

data storage_lrg Pure Storage has raised $225m in a Series F funding round, which valued the flash storage specialist at more than $3bn.

23 Apr 2014

Kala Pharmaceuticals scores $22.5m Series B

dollar envelope money Ysios Capital has led a $22.5m Series B round for Kala Pharmaceuticals, which is focused on developing ophthalmic products based on its mucus penetrating particle technology.

23 Apr 2014

GSV Capital leads $16m Series A for personal learning company Declara

learn-book GSV Capital has led a $16m Series A financing round for personal learning technology business Declara.

23 Apr 2014

OrbiMed leads $22m round for Aerpio Therapeutics

biotech_lrg Biopharmaceutical startup Aerpio Therapeutics has secured $22m in a round led by venture capital firm OrbiMed.

23 Apr 2014

Polaris promotes EIR Pat Kinsel to venture partner

interview hire job suit tie Tech and healthcare focused investment firm Polaris Partners has promoted entrepreneur-in-residence Pat Kinsel to venture partner.

23 Apr 2014

Anacapa Partners passes halfway point for second fundp

dollar_macro_170sq Lower mid-market firm Anacapa Partners has passed the halfway mark for its second fund, AltAssets has learned.

23 Apr 2014

Early-stage investments rise as deal sizes surgep

graph_positive_170sq Early-stage investment volumes surged in the first quarter despite a slight decline in deals, a recent report form CB insights showed.

23 Apr 2014

Northstar Capital nears $100m for latest mezzanine fundp

T Debt and equity-focused private equity firm Northstar Capital is nearing the $100m mark for its sixth mezzanine fund, AltAssets can reveal.

23 Apr 2014

Argosy nears $50m mark for latest real estate fundp

real estate_lrg Investment firm Argosy Capital has raised nearly a quarter of its $200m-targeting real estate fund, AltAssets has learned.

23 Apr 2014

Charterhouse-backed Card Factory eyes $1bn valuation through IPO

news_springcard_lrg Charterhouse Capital-backed UK greetings card business Card Factory has filed to float on the stock market through a share sale which could value it at $1bn.

23 Apr 2014

Risk Capital’s Patisserie Valerie to list on AIM

Private equity-backed café chain Patisserie Valerie is to float on London’s AIM market, seeking to raise approximately £33m.

23 Apr 2014

Ardian closes biggest-ever fund of funds

france french paris French private equity firm Ardian has secured $10bn for its largest ever fund of funds vehicle.

23 Apr 2014

Private equity consortia go head to head for Russell Investments

dollar 20_sq Two consortia of private equity firms are reportedly set to go head to head against Canada’s fifth-largest bank to buy global asset manager Russell Investments.

23 Apr 2014

Gores Group looks to sell Sage Automotive Interiors

car headlightsq_lrg Private equity firm The Gores Group is reportedly looking to sell Sage Automotive Interiors after two years of ownership.

23 Apr 2014

Silverfleet Capital boosts London investment team

European mid-market private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has bolstered its London team with the addition of Sumit Dheir and Jakob Wagner as investment executives.

23 Apr 2014

Weebly raises $35m Series C from existing backers

data storage_lrg Website building service Weebly has secured $35m in Series C capital from existing backers Sequoia Capital and Tencent Holdings to fund its expansion into new markets.

23 Apr 2014

Pork giant WH Group slashes IPO target, buyout backers to keep stakes

Private equity backed pork production titan WH Group has reportedly slashed its upcoming Hong Kong IPO by two-thirds amid market volatility and rising valuations.

23 Apr 2014

Ex-Goldman executive Henry Cornell raises $921m

dollars roll_sq A fund managed by former vice chairman of the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs Henry Cornell has secured more than $900m.

23 Apr 2014

Apollo-backed Braas Monier eyes €500m Frankfurt IPO

frankfurt_170sq Private equity backed German roofing specialist Braas Monier Building Group is reportedly looking to list on Frankfurt’s stock exchange in June or July this year.

23 Apr 2014

GGV among venture backers for camera sensor maker InVisage’s $18m funding round

camera3_lrg Camera sensor developer InVisage Technologies has picked up $18m of new funding from investors including GGV Capital as it prepares its new product for launch.



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