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5 February 2016

GTCR, Ed Fiorentino launch third specialty pharma biz together

health-846863_1920 US mid-market private equity firm GTCR has again joined forces with long-term partner Ed Fiorentino to form another specialty pharmaceuticals-focused business.

5 February 2016

Microsoft deal best option for Swiftkey, Octopus exec says $

Jo Oliver Exiting UK technology company SwiftKey to Microsoft was the best option for the business at this stage, Octopus Ventures investment director Jo Oliver told AltAssets.

5 February 2016

Brookfield, Starwood may exit hotel portfolio in Germany

berlin-951616_1920 Brookfield Property Partners and Starwood Capital Group are said to be planning a sale of a German hotel portfolio valued at €700m.

5 February 2016

Dunedin backs £80m investment in UK financial consultancy Alpha

british-pounds-166847_640 Mid-market UK private equity house Dunedin has taken part in an £80m investment in London-based company Alpha Financial Markets Consulting.

5 February 2016

Khosla, Access help Opendoor close $80m Series C

china doorway Khosla Ventures and Access Venture Partners were among the investors in Opendoor’s $80m Series C financing round.

5 February 2016

National Bank of Greece completes PE spin out

greek greece flag The National Bank of Greece has sold its private equity holdings to Deutsche Bank Private Equity and Goldman Sachs Asset management.

5 February 2016

Honolulu event invite startup Hobnob gets $2.25m VC backing

fireworks-1758_640 Honolulu-based mobile event invite business Hobnob has picked up $2.25m of seed funding from investors including Norwest Venture Partners and Aspect Ventures.

5 February 2016

EQT’s €1.4bn EEW exit marks largest Chinese direct investment in a German company

power-poles-503935_1920 European private equity house EQT has agreed the €1.4bn sale of German energy-from-waste business EEW to Beijing Enterprises.

5 February 2016

Silver Lake invests $500m in Symantec in wake of $7.4bn Carlyle Veritas unit deal

electronic-devices-514185_1920 Silver Lake Partners has invested $500m in tech giant Symantec in the wake of the cut-price $7.4bn buyout of the company 's Veritas data storage unit by Carlyle.

5 February 2016

Sports Authority in talks with TPG to reorganise bankruptcy

football-452569_640 US sporting goods chain Sports Authority is reportedly in talks with TPG Capital Management as it looks to reorganise its bankruptcy proceedings, AltAssets understands.

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