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24 November 2015

Serious pregnancy condition drug developer nabs CHF60m VC-backed Series B

pregnant-244662_1920 Swiss biopharmaceutical company ObsEva, which develops drugs focusing on serious conditions compromising pregnancy, has raised a CHF60m ($59m) Series B round from a string of venture capital firms.

24 November 2015

TPG and Leonard Green exit Petco for $4.6bn

kitten-1040955_1920 Private equity firms TPG and Leonard Green & Partners have agreed to sell pet supplies retailer Petco to CVC Capital Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $4.6bn.

23 November 2015

Cinven’s investment in Ergo Italy marks first local acquisition since fin crisis

italy-924043_1920 European private equity major Cinven will take over the Italian arm of German insurer Ergo coming back to the local market after nine years.

23 November 2015

CVC, CPPIB may be getting closer to Petco acquisition

bulldog-601714_1920 CVC Capital Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) are apparently a step closer to buying pet supplies retailer Petco in a deal valuing the business at some $4.7bn.

23 November 2015

Scottish Equity, Draper Esprit back £9.5m Series C for SportPursuit

runner-888016_1280 Draper Esprit and Scottish Equity Partners were among investors in a £9.5m Series C financing round for outdoor and sports gear flash sale site SportPursuit.

23 November 2015

Carlyle to exit Taiwanese broadcaster EBC

television-tower-871949_1920 Private equity major Carlyle is said to have agreed to sell its 61 per cent stake in Taiwan's Eastern Broadcasting Corp (EBC) to Hollywood producer Dan Mintz.

23 November 2015

Partners Group makes third US natural gas power plant investment

flame-871136_1920 Swiss private equity investor Partners Group has picked up a 25 per cent stake in California natural gas-fired power station Sentinel Energy Center.

23 November 2015

Leonard Green preps for 2016 Authentic Brands IPO

jeans-933682_1920 Leonard Green & Partners-backed clothing right portfolio holder Authentic Brands is believed to be eyeing an IPO in the first half of next year.

23 November 2015

Carlyle, TPG eye $600m-plus full exit of Australia-listed Healthscope

drug-943759_1920 Private equity majors Carlyle and TPG Capital Management are said to be making a full exit of listed Australian healthcare business Healthscope for north of $600m.

23 November 2015

NEA, Goldman exit eight-year investment in energy management business GridPoint

light-bulb-984551_1920 New Enterprise Associates and Goldman Sachs have sealed the exit of long-held energy management systems business GridPoint to trade buyer Twenty First Century Utilities.

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