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Blackstone acquires family history company Ancestry in $4.7bn deal

Private equity giant Blackstone has acquired family history and genomics company Ancestry in a deal worth $4.7bn.

Black Bay Energy enters the fundraising market for sophomore vehicle

Black Bay Energy Capital, which targets the North America oilfield industry, is looking to raise its sophomore fund.

Blackstone brings in ex-Pfizer CEO, chairman Kindler as newest senior advisor

Global private equity giant Blackstone has brought in former Pfizer CEO and chairman Jeffrey Kindler as its latest senior advisor.

Secondaries private equity dealmaking falls apart due to Covid – but record fundraising leaves...

Secondaries private equity dealmaking fell off a cliff in the first half of the year as the coronavirus crisis saw deal value drop more than 56% compared to the same period in 2019, new research shows.

KKR seals record fundraising quarter amid push to profit from coronavirus opportunity

Global private equity giant KKR raised a record $16.4bn last quarter amid a powerful push to cash in on investment opportunities thrown up by the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Buyout-backed Clearwater Analytics eyes $2bn valuation from potential sale – report

Private equity-backed investment management software business Clearwater Analytics is reportedly eyeing a sale which could value the business at $2bn.

Apollo-backed Rackspace hits $7.6bn in IPO, shares priced at bottom of target range

Apollo Global has seen its IPO for portfolio business Rackspace Technology value the business at about $7.6bn - well below the reported $10bn valuation it was said to be hoping for in June.

Ex-Facebook pair seal $110m final close for second Electric Capital fundraise

Fintech and cryptocurrency-focused venture investor Electric Capital has struck a $110m final close for its sophomore fundraise.

Thoma Bravo keeps up dealmaking pace with Foundation Software buyout

US private equity major Thoma Bravo has agreed a buyout of Foundation Software, a provider of construction accounting software and payroll services for small-to-mid-sized specialty contractors.

Blackbird Ventures follows soaring Canva success with A$500m fund close

Australian venture capital major Blackbird Ventures has raised its biggest fund to date by collecting A$500m for its fourth flagship investment vehicle.

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