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27 February 2015

Music rights company Kobalt lands $60m from Google Ventures and previous backers

music-3-778197-mMusic rights management service Kobalt has closed $60m Series C financing round, with Google Ventures (GV) joining existing investors.

27 February 2015

Africa’s ‘hidden iceberg’ of private equity investorsp

blue-icebergs-1253865-mPanellists at the Private Equity Africa conference this week spoke about the increasing number of firms looking at Africa, with Emerging Capital Partners’ Andrew Brown revealing that that it is not just the big brand funds which are looking for deals.

27 February 2015

China-based Source Code targets $150m for Fund II

binary-code-1-1159613-mChinese investment firm Source Code Capital has launched its second fund with a $150m target, AltAssets can reveal.

27 February 2015

Carlyle co-president Cavanagh’s multi-million dollar pay revealed

money pile capital cash dollarCarlyle co-president Michael Cavanagh, who was poached from JPMorgan Chase & Co last year, was paid a hefty $31.2m last year.

27 February 2015

Searchlight homes in on second fundraise, could target $1.5bn

Searchlight spotlightSearchlight Capital Partners is said to be considering raising up to $1.5bn for its second fund, almost double the $860m it gathered for its 2012 debut.

27 February 2015

Commonfund hires chief financial officer Celeste Barone

29c94f4US investment firm Commonfund has hired Celeste Barone as chief financial officer of its fund of funds arm Commonfund Capital.

27 February 2015

Indigo-backed low cost airline Wizz Air raises £268.6m at IPO

airplane-window-1230611-mIndigo Capital’s portfolio company Wizz Air has floated on the London Stock Exchange and raised £286.6m.

27 February 2015

Star Capital eyes €800m fundraise amid portfolio company exits

shiny-cables-1254480-mEuropean private equity investor Star Capital is reportedly preparing to raise a news €800m buyout fund amid the sale of two portfolio companies, Pepcom and Eleclink.

27 February 2015

Clessidra deal for Roberto Cavalli stake almost agreed

box1_photo1Italian private equity firm Clessidra looks set to complete its purchase of a majority stake in Florentine fashion house Roberto Cavalli.

27 February 2015

August closes single approach fund on $450m

calstrs_californiaUS-based August Capital has closed $450m for its seventh venture capital fund, just a couple of months since launching.

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