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27 August 2014

Warburg Pincus to hire Ziggo CEO as partner

rene Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is set to hire former CEO of Dutch cable business Ziggo René Obermann as a partner.

27 August 2014

CalPERS commits nearly $4.5bn to private equity

cal flag Retirement system CalPERS has made commitments of nearly $4.5bn to private equity funds in the year to date.

27 August 2014

Kleiner Perkins joins string of Snapchat venture capital investors

taking-pictures-1-402703-m Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has reportedly laid down a venture capital investment into mobile photo-sharing business Snapchat which values the company at $10bn.

27 August 2014

SL Capital acquires stake in Pantheon fund

edinburgh Edinburgh-based secondaries investor SL Capital has bought a stake in a European private equity fund managed by Pantheon.

27 August 2014

Strategic Value Partners nears $1bn target for latest distressed debt fund

dollarssss Investment firm Strategic Value Partners is reportedly nearing the $1bn target for its third distressed debt and turnaround fund.

27 August 2014

NZVIF holds $75m first close for new fund

auckland Government-backed New Zealand Venture Investment Fund has held a first close of $75m for its $100m-targeting GRC SinoGreen Fund III.

27 August 2014

Sequoia, Wellcome Trust in $25m financing round for healthcare app provider AirStrip

hospital-bed-521961-m Sequoia Capital, Wellcome Trust and the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund have led a $25m funding round for mobile healthcare app provider AirStrip.

27 August 2014

Blackstone’s vivint Solar files for $200m NYSE IPO

solar power Private equity-backed home solar power systems provider Vivint Solar has filed for a $200m IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

27 August 2014

Wellington Management leads $70m round for Jessica Alba’s natural product company

cream-536828-m Wellington Management Company has led a $70m financing round for Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company, which makes non-toxic products such as skin care, household cleaning items and supplements.

26 August 2014

Square Peg Capital leads $6m Series A for Israel’s Feedvisor

israel Israeli algorithmic pricing and business intelligence platform for online traders Feedvisor has secured $6m in a Series A round led by Square Peg Capital.

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