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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.

21 October 2013

Merlin Entertainments to float 20% stake in London IPO

stock brokerage market share listed Blackstone and CVC-backed Legoland and Madame Tussauds owner Merlin Entertainments will float a 20 per cent stake on the London Stock Exchange.

10 September 2013

Peate Ventures raises $3m towards its new $5m fund

california_170sq California venture capital firm Peate Ventures has raised $3m towards its $5m target for its Buenaventura Fund through contributions from 13 LPs, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund is seeking investments in seed and early stage companies in the West Coast region of the US. It focuses on[...]

6 September 2013

Platinum Equity follows $3.75bn fund close with swift Alliance Entertainment exit

dvd cd music Platinum Equity Partners has followed up this week’s $3.75bn close of its latest fund by exiting CD, DVD and Blu-Ray wholesale distribution giant Alliance Entertainment alongside the Gores Group.

19 August 2013

Raine Group expands to venture capital with new early-stage fundraisep

dollars 15_sq Global merchant bank The Raine Group has launched a new venture capital fund to complement its existing growth-focused private equity vehicle.

12 August 2013

Vine Alternative Investments expects to beat $300m target for latest fundp

movies_lrg Entertainment industry focused private equity firm Vine Alternative Investments is likely to increase the size of its newly launched $300m third media opportunities fund, AltAssets has learned.

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