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21 July 2014

PE firm Elevation Partners set to make a 1.8x return on Forbes sale to Chinese PE firm

Bono Bono-founded private equity firm Elevation has reportedly exited its stake in media giant Forbes by selling it to Integrated Whale Media Investments.

2 July 2014

DN Cap hires former SEB venture head Kelcz

Frank Kelcz Early stage and growth capital firm DN Capital has hired media technology expert Frank Kelcz as venture partner.

1 July 2014

Mobeus gets more than 20% IRR from ATG Media part-exit

exit Mobeus has part-exited its investment in webcast and timed online auction platform ATG Media via a secondary management buyout to ECI Partners for an IRR of more than 20 per cent. ATG operates,, and as well as Antiques Trade Gazette. Mobeus funded the management buyout of ATG in October 2008 and[...]

27 June 2014

KKR names Alexander Navab sole head of Americas private equity team

navab Private equity major KKR has named Alexander Navab as the sole head of its private equity operations in the Americas.

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.

20 June 2014

Columbia Capital eyes $425m for first vehicle since tricky 2009 fundraisep

columbia capital US venture capital veteran Columbia Capital is back in the fundraising market targeting $425m, a conservative figure after failing to raise as much as hoped for its last fund.

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[...]

5 June 2014

Quadrant stake sale in iSentia IPO sees share price soar

isentia Shares of Australian media monitoring business iSentia rose more than 20 per cent this morning in the wake of Quadrant Private Equity selling almost 70 per cent of the business through its IPO.

3 June 2014

Rockbridge Growth Equity supports Gas Station TV MBO

petrol-pump_lrg US private equity firm Rockbridge Growth Equity has agreed to back the MBO of media network Gas Station TV.

27 May 2014

UPDATE: FreshTracks nears final close for third fundp

FreshTracks Venture capital firm FreshTracks Capital is set to close its third fund on June 30, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

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