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17 April 2014

H.I.G. BioVentures leads $15m VC round for ForSight VISION5

ForSight VISION5 has closed a $15m Series C round led by H.I.G. BioVentures, alongside returning investors Morgenthaler Ventures, Versant Ventures, Technology Partners, and Delphi Ventures.

17 April 2014

GTCR sees healthcare co-head Katz exit

Chicago private equity firm GTCR's co-head of its healthcare investing team, David Katz, has left the firm.

17 April 2014

Venture capital-backed dating website Zoosk eyes $100m IPO

heart_lrg Venture capital-backed online dating website Zoosk is looking to raise $100m via an IPO.

16 April 2014

Bain Capital Ventures backs Manicube

mani Manicure startup Manicube has secured a $5m Series A round led by Bain Capital’s venture arm and backed by its existing investors including F Cubed.

16 April 2014

True North secures $70m for third fundp

real estate_lrg Real estate-focused private equity firm True North is seeking $650m for its third fund, AltAssets can reveal.

16 April 2014

Canada’s Real Ventures hits halfway mark for $100m-targeting Fund III

canada_170sq Canadian seed venture capital firm Real Ventures has hit the halfway point for its third fund by holding a $50m first close.

16 April 2014

Tiger Global raises $1.5bn for technology investment fund

Tiger Global Management has raised $1.5bn towards its latest fund, Tiger Global Private Investment Partners VIII.

16 April 2014

Summit Partners exits Progressive Finance for $700m

exit 15_sq Private equity firm Summit Partners has exited its investment in web-based lease-to-own financing programmes provider Progressive, which was sold to Aaron’s for $700m.

16 April 2014

Biopharma developer PanOptica scores $45m Series B investment

Biopharmaceutical company PanOptica has raised up to $45m in a Series B financing, co-led by new participant Novo Ventures and existing investor Third Rock Ventures, alongside founding investor SV Life Sciences.

16 April 2014

Behrman Capital seals $570m recap for Pelican Products

Lights off view of  a conferene table New York and San Francisco-based private equity firm Behrman Capital has completed a $570m recapitalisation for portable lighting and transport case company Pelican Products.

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