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11 April 2014

Brentwood-backed Zoe’s Kitchen prices IPO to raise $87.5m

Zoe's Kitchen Brentwood Associates-backed Mediterranean restaurant chain Zoe’s Kitchen has raised about $87.5m by pricing its IPO at the top end of its range. The company, which marks its 20th year of trading next year, previously filed to raise up to $80.5m by floating on the New York Stock Exchange. Zoe’s Kitchen priced its IPO at $15 per[...]

11 April 2014

TPG, Abraaj in exclusive negotiations to buy Kudu

saudi arabia mosque sunset islam Private equity firms TPG Capital and Abraaj Group have reportedly made a joint bid for a majority stake Saudi fast-food chain Kudu which is likely to succeed.

11 April 2014

OpCapita founder could face Risk Capital Partners in £250m Gala Bingo buyout

news_bingoballs_lrg OpCapita founder Henry Jackson is reportedly going up against Risk Capital Partners to buy UK bingo chain Gala.

11 April 2014

RRJ Capital, Temasek back China’s Shanghai Yupei Group

china beijing_sq Private equity firm RRJ Capital and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek have backed Chinese logistics business Shanghai Yupei Group with a $250m investment.

11 April 2014

Blackstone credit arm GSO invests $150m in Rentech

news_woodchips_lrg Blackstone’s Group’s credit arm GSO Capital Partners has invested $150m in wood fibre processing business Rentech.

11 April 2014

Khosla Ventures leads $17.5m round for Fundbox

san francisco tram_sq Venture capital firm Khosla Ventures has led a $17.5m funding round for San Francisco-based risk engine creator Fundbox.

11 April 2014

IBM acquires venture capital-backed Silverpop

ecommerce The venture capital owners of Silverpop have sold their investments in the cloud marketing technology company to IBM.

10 April 2014

Apple Tree Partners leads $25m Tendyne Series C round

heart_lrg Pharmaceutical and healthcare-focused venture capital firm Apple Tree Partners has led a $25m Series C financing round for medical device business Tendyne.

10 April 2014

Japan’s GPIF eyes private equity investments

Japanese flag pole Japan’s $1.26tn Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is looking to make private equity investments. GPIF is currently in talks in currently in talks with private equity firms to increase its exposure to alternative assets, said head of the fund’s research department, according to Reuters. He added that GPIF’s idea is “to treat alternatives as an[...]

10 April 2014

Summit Partners makes $550m investment in VC-backed Ability Network

drug-pharma-medical-healthcare Summit Partners has agreed to invest $550m in venture capital-backed healthcare technology business Ability Network.

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