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18 August 2014

Javelin, Insight lead $25m Series B for JavaScript framework developer Famo.us

Famous Insight Venture Partners and Javelin Venture Partners have led a $25m Series B financing round for JavaScript framework Famo.us.

18 August 2014

NYSTRS private equity co-manager leaves after three years

new york3_lrg US pension giant the New York State Teachers Retirement System has reportedly lost private equity co-manager Sean Holland after three years.

18 August 2014

Partners Group in first China buyout deal estimated at $325m

lifts-in-shopping-mall-1386467-m Private equity firm Partners Group Holding has reportedly agreed to buy a majority stake in China-focused elevator company Savera Group for approximately CNY2bn ($325m).

18 August 2014

China-backed CITIC Capital Partners buys stake in mattress maker King Koil

King Koil The private equity arm of Chinese sovereign wealth fund-backed CITIC Capital has tapped its second China Partners fund to buy a control stake in mattress maker King Koil Shanghai Sleep System.

18 August 2014

Kings Park Capital targets £75m for second fund

queen UK-based firm Kings Park Capital is reportedly seeking £75m for its second fund, which will be focused on the leisure sector.

18 August 2014

Madison Dearborn exits Schrader for 3x returnp

schrader Private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners has sold tire pressure monitoring sensors maker Schrader to Sensata Technologies in a $1bn deal.

18 August 2014

KKR in $120m deal to buy three Melbourne World Trade towers

download (3) Global private equity investor KKR has partnered up with Abacus Property Group to buy a 70 per cent stake in three of Melbourne’s World Trade Centre towers for $120.4m.

18 August 2014

Sequoia reups Medallia backing with $50m investment

medallia Venture capital firm Sequoia Capital has invested a further $50m in cloud-based customer relationship management software provider Medallia.

18 August 2014

Health-focused Consonance buys two pharma companies in joint venture

globulin-i-9831-m Private equity investor Consonance Capital Partners has teamed up with hospice pharmaceuticals service provider Enclara Health to buy pharma companies excelleRx and PBM Holding Company.

18 August 2014

Permira exits stake in SVG Capital

exit Private equity firm Permira Holdings has exited its stake in London-listed fellow PE firm SVG Capital.

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