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24 Apr 2015

Investec, Matrix leads $84m Series C for P2P lending site Jimubox

coins South African bank Investec has led a $84m Series C round for Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform.

24 Apr 2015

Blue Point re-hires Castleberry as principal

tieshot-1-605363-m US private equity firm Blue Point Capital Partners has bolstered its team with the re-hire of Brian Castleberry as principal and the promotions of Jeff Robich and Ben Newman to vice presidents.

24 Apr 2015

KKR holds $2.5bn second close on second global infra fund

motorway-at-night-645276-m Buyout major KKR has held the second close of its Global Infrastructure Investors II after pulling in $2.5bn.

24 Apr 2015

Norwest-backed Apigee looks to $87m IPO

software binary code computer Norwest Venture Partners-backed Software developer Apigee is looking ot raise $87m from its upcoming IPO.

24 Apr 2015

Pritzker hires Redbox founder Kaplan as operating partner

0658d78 Mid-market investor Pritzker Group Private Capital has brought in Redbox founder and former CEO and former president of Coinstar Gregg Kaplan its operating partner for the services team.

24 Apr 2015

Adams Street heads up $38m round for app developer Smule

news_apps_lrg Venture capital investor Adam Street Partners has led a $38m funding round for US music-making app developer Smule.

24 Apr 2015

TA expands, keeps focus on Asian tech, healthcare and financial services $

asia Global private equity firm TA Associates has its sights firmly on the Asian market, having recently brought in Daisy Cai as director of its Hong Kong office.

24 Apr 2015

Terra Firma buys Bregal’s stake in TFCP II

city-of-london-view-638188-m London-headquartered private equity firm Terra Firma looks to have purchased a LP stake in its own vehicle, AltAssets understands.

24 Apr 2015

Strong 2014 European PE, VC numbers mask waning quarterly momentum $

europe people map Last year was a banner year for Europe across the private equity and venture capital spectrum, with activity and dollars invested maintaining the high-watermark set post-financial crisis in 2013.

24 Apr 2015

Akina’s Euro Choice VI FoF registers $43.3m, one year after Fund V close

dollar capital cash money pic Fund-of-funds Euro Choice VI, which is advised by Europe’s Akina Partners, has pulled in $43.4m.

24 Apr 2015

Trilantic-backed Talgo looking to raise €708m through IPO

train-tracks-1336059-m Private equity-backed Spanish train manufacturer Talgo is looking to raise €708m in its upcoming IPO, AltAssets understands.

24 Apr 2015

LACERA latest LP to back $15bn-targeting Blackstone Fund VII

los angeles The $49bn Los Angeles County Employees Retirement System is the latest LP to back Blackstone's $15bn-targeting seventh fund, it is understood.

24 Apr 2015

Sycamore exits brand of fashion house Jones New York just one year after investment

autumn-1-950354-m Private equity firm is selling off the brand of fashion seller Jones New York to fashion, sports, media and entertainment house Authentic Brands Group.

24 Apr 2015

Advent, Temasek eye Crompton Greaves’ electrical unit

electricity energy power A consortium led by US private equity firm Advent International is set to buy the consumer electricals business of Crompton Greaves for up to $350m.

24 Apr 2015

Drone maker 3DR brings Series C to $64m thanks to WestSummit, others

3DR Consumer drone maker 3DR has boosted its Series C round to $64m thanks to a fresh injection of capital led by WestSummit Capital.

24 Apr 2015

Consilium looks to €150m close, with Fondo Italiano di Investimento joining existing LPs

euro Milan-based private equity firm Consilium is expecting to close its third fund near its €150m target, after landing a commitment from new investor Fondo Italiano di Investimento.

24 Apr 2015

Balderton-backed Lifecake bought by photo giant Canon Europe

take-a-photo-1201943-m Balderton Capital-backed family photo sharing app Lifecake has been bought by Canon Europe to help the camera giant establish a presence in London's Tech City.

24 Apr 2015

KPCB to waive $973,000 costs if Pao abandons appeal

cut-money-slash Venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers is reportedly seeking to recover about $973,000 in costs from former partner Ellen Pao after her failed gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm.

24 Apr 2015

Warburg, GA seal merger of Santander, UniCredit asset management units

euro final close Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have seen portfolio company Santander Asset Management merge with Italian banking major UniCredit's asset management unit in a deal which values the new business at about €5.4bn.

24 Apr 2015

Poland’s GTC shareholders block Lone Star’s bid to double stake

no-entry-1444326-m An attempt by Lone Star to double its stake in Warsaw-listed real estate developer GTC has failed after other shareholders voted down the move.



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