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25 May 2016

Crayhill injects $100m in film and TV lending business Versa Media

film-596009_640 New York-based alternative asset manager Crayhill Capital Management has provided $100m financing to Versa Media Capital, a company financing producers of new film and television content.

25 May 2016

NZ Super Fund sells RE fund stakes to Partners Group

a-row-of-houses-1414858-m The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has sold a portfolio of five real estate funds to Partners Group.

25 May 2016

Albion sells biotech business Haemostatix

blood-75302_1280 Albion Ventures and other investors have sold their stakes in biotech business Haemostatix.

25 May 2016

Bregal Sagemount nabs majority stake in Discovery Data

file-folders-923523_640 New York-based private equity investor Bregal Sagemount has acquired a majority interest in Discovery Data, a provider of data on retail financial services sector.

25 May 2016

Sequoia-backed Viptela valued at $875m in latest $75m Series C round

wave-376969_640 WAN technology specialist Viptela, backed by global venture capital major Sequoia, has raised $75m in a Series C financing round led by Redline Capital.

25 May 2016

Gender equality doesn’t mean a 50/50 split at senior levels, says exec $

Nicola Horlick There are never going to be equal numbers of men and women at senior levels in the financial services industry as the nature of the work simply does not appeal to them, says Nicola Horlick, head of Money & Co.

25 May 2016

LDC continues UK investment series with Giacom deal

internet-1181586_640 UK-based mid-market investment firm LDC has backed the management buyout of Giacom World Networks, a channel-based cloud solutions marketplace focused on the micro SME sector.

25 May 2016

Pollen marks second deal from Fund III with 1st Stop Group investment

coins-912278_960_720 London-based private equity firm Pollen Street Capital has made the second investment from its new fund by backing 1st Stop Group.

25 May 2016

Goldman Sachs may launch new $1.5bn fund to invest in PE firms

dollars domino Goldman Sachs Asset Management reportedly plans to expand its fund investment programme to include large and medium-sized private equity players and may raise a new $1.5bn dedicated fund.

25 May 2016

Silver Lake in talks with CVC to buy stake in Formula One

ferrari-957563_960_720 US private equity firm Silver Lake is reportedly looking to buy a stake in Formula One (F1) motor racing.

25 May 2016

Energy Spectrum taps Fund VII for $100m investment in BlueJack Energy

refinery-514010_640 Texas-based private equity firm Energy Spectrum Capital has invested $100m from its seventh fund in US waste stream management services provider BlueJack Energy Solutions.

25 May 2016

Behrman to sell Data Device Corporation in $1bn deal

plane-50893_1280 Mid-market private equity firm Behrman Capital has agreed a $1bn deal to sell Data Device Corporation (DDC).

25 May 2016

Accel-KKR backs marketing automation company ClickDimensions

telephone-586268_640 Technology-focused Accel-KKR has backed marketing automation company ClickDimensions with an undisclosed growth equity investment.

25 May 2016

Intel Capital’s VC investment veteran Lisa Lambert joins Westly Group

Lisa Lambert Lisa Lambert, who has spent the last 16 years at Intel Capital, is joining US venture capital firm Westly Group as managing partner.

25 May 2016

New VC Newark raises $23m towards $50m-targeting fund

debt dollars Newly created Newark Venture Partners has closed a $23m investment fund, part of a $50m intended fund.

25 May 2016

Bain Capital-backed SigFig raises $40m in VC, debt financing

banner-1398363_640 US money management technology platform SigFig has collected $40m from venture capital investors and creditors.

25 May 2016

Vendis closes Fund II on €180m hard cap, expands investment scope

benelux-906562_640 Consumer-focused private equity firm Vendis Capital has held the final close for its European Investment Fund II on its €180m hard cap.

25 May 2016

IK Investment buys medical implant company Marle from Carlyle

knee-1406964_960_720 European buyout house IK Investment Partners has agreed to buy Marle International, an implant contract manufacturing company, from The Carlyle Group.

25 May 2016

Inflexion nabs big return through CP Electronics exit $

pounds UK private equity firm Inflexion has scored a 7-times return through the sale of CP Electronics, two years after its initial investment.

25 May 2016

AEW Europe, Natixis hold €162m first close for second RE debt fund

money-1033647_640 French private equity firms AEW Europe and Natixis Asset Management have held a €162m first closing for their Senior European Loan Fund II (SELFII), two months after its launch.



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