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3 Sep 2015

Stop the presses: FTV Capital leads $42m round for NewsCred

online payment shopping euro FTV Capital, a New York-based, "multi-stage" growth-equity investment firm, was the lead investor in a $42m funding round raised by NewsCred, a content marketing software company.

3 Sep 2015

KPCB bolsters management with Hsieh promotion

Wen Hsieh Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has expanded its senior management team with the promotion of Wen Hsieh.

3 Sep 2015

Blackstone takes ‘significant’ stake in US insurance group PMI

blackstone The Blackstone Group has acquired a “significant” equity stake in the PMI Group, a holding company for PMI Mortgage Insurance, which provides residential mortgage insurance coverage throughout the US.

3 Sep 2015

3i eyeing options for 2006 investment Mayborn

baby-499976_1280 3i is reportedly nearing a sale process for its 2006 purchase Mayborn, a manufacturer and distributor of baby products under the Tommee Tippee brand.

3 Sep 2015

Columbia sells HD radio maker iBiquity in $172m deal

radio pixabay Columbia Partners Private Capital has agreed a $172m deal to sell iBiquity Digital Corp, a maker of digital HD radio technology for AM/FM audio and data broadcasting.

3 Sep 2015

Spectrum reups in Trintech amid Vista Equity investment

calculator-820330_1280 Venture capital majors Vista Equity Partners and Spectrum Equity have invested an undisclosed amount in Dallas-based financial software business Trintech.

3 Sep 2015

Bain Capital takes minority stake in African-American personal-care biz Sundial

soap bubbles, shampoo Pixabay Bain Capital, the $75bn AUM, Boston-based private equity firm, is taking a minority stake in Sundial Brands, a US manufacturer of personal-care products mainly used by African Americans that was launched by a Liberian immigrant in 1992.

3 Sep 2015

JZ Capital collects €237m for latest Euro micro-cap vehicle

animals-731213_1280 London-listed private equity firm JZ Capital Partners has raised €237m for its latest fund targeting European micro-cap dealmaking.

3 Sep 2015

Thoma Bravo buys majority stake in PE-backed MedeAnalytics

US buyout major Thoma Bravo has agreed to buy a majority stake in private equity-backed healthcare analytics business MedeAnalytics.

3 Sep 2015

Apollo pulls in $1.33bn for natural resource fund

dragline-195440_640 US-based private equity firm Apollo Global Management has reeled in just over $1.33bn for its second natural resource fund.

3 Sep 2015

Venture veteran hopes for Texas VC resurgence, raises $50m fund

Venture capital veteran Jeff Williams hopes to reignite Texas' early-stage investment community, and has raised $50m for new firm Hangar Ventures to help kick things off.

3 Sep 2015

RoundTable Healthcare closes two funds on a combined $850m

spire healthcare US private equity firm RoundTable Healthcare Partners has closed two funds on a combined $850m, AltAssets understands.

3 Sep 2015

New Sectoral Asset PE fund to target late-stage healthcare opportunities $

Maha Katabi, Sectoral, smiling NEMO III, which had a first-closing in June – on its way towards a target of $250m – is the first of Montreal-based Sectoral's private equity funds to be structured as a 100 per cent private equity vehicle

2 Sep 2015

PE majors pile into California’s Tanium as cyber attacks make headlines

modern-laptop-computer-isolated-1432157-m Tanium, a cyber security start-up based in California, has raised some $120m – and more than doubled its valuation in just five months – as investors pile into companies that help companies protect their IT systems against attacks.

2 Sep 2015

Ardian looks to bolster presence in Spain with Madrid office

madrid-510595_640 Paris-based private equity firm Ardian is looking to strengthen it presence in Spain with the opening of a Madrid office, AltAssets can reveal.

2 Sep 2015

PE fundraising across Central, Eastern Europe soars as rest of continent slips $

czech-republic-457019_1280 Private equity fundraising in the CEE region increased more than three-fold in last year, bucking the trend in the rest of Europe according to new research.

2 Sep 2015

GE Capital’s Oz business auction field reported narrowing to Sankaty, Lone Star, HNA Group

Australia Just three companies – two of which are US-based private equity firms, and the third being a Chinese airline – are said to still be in the running for GE Capital's Australian commercial lending and leasing businesses, according to a published report filed from Sydney and published by a New York publication.

2 Sep 2015

Auda, Real Estate Capital rebrand as HQ Capital

handshake-671413-m The HQ Group will combine its private equity business Auda International with its Real Estate Capital Partners to create HQ Capital.

2 Sep 2015

Rally Ventures launches first fundraise since rebrand from Icon

rally-395494_1280 Rally Ventures, the early-stage investor which rebranded from Icon Venture Partners in January, has $120m in its sights for its second fund.

2 Sep 2015

MBK Partners ‘preferred bidder’ for Tesco Korea unit after Temasek tie-up

Supermarket Asian private equity firm MBK Partners has reportedly emerged as the preferred bidder for Tesco's $6bn-valued South Korea unit in the wake of teaming with Singapore sovereign investor Temasek.



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