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20 August 2014

L Capital Asia to invest $80m in Korea ‘Gangnam’ talent agency

download (2) The private equity arm of French retail mammoth LVMH is reportedly set to buy $80m worth of shares in South Korean company YG Entertainment whose artists include rapper Psy of Gangnam Style fame.

23 June 2014

GF Capital passes $200m mark for second fundp

blue men New York-based investment firm GF Capital Management & Advisors has raised more than $200m for its new fund after a year on the road.

11 June 2014

AUA Private Equity buys Blue Star Media

dino Lower mid-market firm AUA Private Equity Partners has bought Minneapolis, Minnesota-based event, media, and entertainment business Blue Star Media. The company specialises in consumer expos, events, and national touring shows and exhibits. Since its launch in 2010 Blue Star has promoted more than 2,000 shows and events that have attracted over 6m visitors. Blue Star[...]

2 May 2014

Raine hits $450m mark for second buyout fundp

new york 5_sq Entertainment, media and sports-focused merchant bank The Raine Group has passed the $450m mark for its second private equity fund after gathering nearly $100m over the past four months.

24 April 2014

Australia’s Pacific Equity Partners targets Fund V close before year-end

Australia and New Zealand focused Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) has raised A$1.1bn ($1bn) for its fifth fund, which has a final target of A$2.1bn.

14 February 2014

Disney teams with Techstarts for seed-stage accelerator programme

Media and entertainment group the Walt Disney Company has launched a new seed-stage investment programme, the Los Angeles-based Disney Accelerator.

4 February 2014

CVC receives Liberty, Discovery bid for Formula One

European private equity firm CVC Capital has been approached by global cable company Liberty Global and US media group Discovery Communications with a bid to acquire a 49 per cent stake in racing car operator Formula One.

4 December 2013

Improving media, entertainment confidence could tempt private equity dry powderp

tv-aerial2_lrg Private equity interest in the media and entertainment industry could be piqued amid confidence in the industry heading into 2014 on a high.

26 November 2013

Private equity-backed Al-Hokair Group eyes Riyadh IPO

saudi arabia mosque sunset islam Private equity-backed Saudi Arabian entertainment and hospitality company Al-Hokair Group is reportedly preparing for an IPO on the Riyadh bourse in 2014.

21 October 2013

US sees quarterly increase in venture capital dealsp

Quarterly venture capital investment activity rose for both value and number of deals, with the software industry receiving the highest level of funding for 12 years.

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