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3 Sep 2015

Iconiq leads $75m Series D in cloud security provider Netskope

clouds-1444573-m Iconiq Capital has led a $75m Series D financing in cloud security provider Netskope alongside the company’s existing investors.

3 Sep 2015

HIG sells German HR services group 7S

typewriter-801921_640 Global private equity firm HIG Capital has sold HR services provider 7S Group to manpower, bringing an end to a five-year investment.

3 Sep 2015

Limited Partners’ trade group calls for more uniform PE reporting

magnifying glass pixabay The Institutional Limited Partners Association, which represents more than 300 pension funds and other private equity fund investors globally, is launching an effort to establish "more robust and consistent standards for fee and expense reporting and compliance disclosures among investors, fund managers and their advisers".

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.



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