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12 February 2016

Verizon leads $22m round in Veniam to power the internet of moving things

wifi-798313_960_720 Verizon Ventures has led a $22m Series B round in Veniam, a startup which provides vehicles with WiFi hotspot capabilities.

12 February 2016

OMERS buys majority stake in Forefront Dermatology

skin-care-1122664_1920 The private equity arm of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has acquired a majority interest in US company Forefront Dermatology.

12 February 2016

Pressure rising on GPs to prove success as LPs up exposure, exec says $

chris merry With investors ploughing more money into alternative assets, GPs are under increasing pressure to meet the growing benchmark for success according to IPES chief executive Chris Merry.

12 February 2016

PE unit drives KKR’s performance in Q4 2015

calculator-178124_1920 The core business unit of KKR was the engine in the private equity group's Q4 results, outpacing peers with a 48 per cent rise in unrealized performance income to $344.7m.

12 February 2016

Felicis, Tencent lead $10m Series A round in AI startup Diffbot

brain-001-880737-m Felicis Ventures and tech giant Tencent have co-lead a $10m Series A financing round in artificial intelligence startup Diffbot.

12 February 2016

Apollo, Warburg head to head in T-Mobile Netherlands final bidding

iphone-518101_1920 Buyout giant Apollo and Warburg Pincus are going head to head to buy Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile Netherlands division for about €3bn, it is understood.

12 February 2016

Wisconsin SIB reveals almost $600m of PE commitments

wisconsin-347435_1920 The $99bn-managing State of Wisconsin Investment Board has revealed close to $600m of private equity commitments made in the last quarter of 2015.

12 February 2016

Sun Capital buys Furniture Factory from Alpine

furniture Global private equity firm Sun Capital Partners has bought home furnishings retailer Furniture Factory Outlet (FFO).

12 February 2016

3i makes £165m from Action refinancing

Sale sign European private equity firm 3i Group is set to make £135m from the €1.2bn refinancing of Dutch discount retail Group Action.

12 February 2016

Windjammer Capital promotes two to vice president

europa-1185800_1920 Mid-market US private equity house Windjammer Capital has made a pair of vice president promotions.

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