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26 March 2015

GMT targets Europe’s tech-enabled services sector amid lower prices $

Europe GMT Communications Partners is looking to capitalise on the lower pricing environment in Europe’s tech-enabled services sector according to the firm's managing partner Tim Green.

25 March 2015

Lawyers in Kleiner Perkins v Ellen Pao case pitch closing arguments

ellen-pao-kleiner-perkins-KPCB The jury is set to start deliberating on whether US venture investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers allowed a culture of sexual discrimination to take place at its firm, or if former partner Ellen Pao is simply looking for a "huge payout for Team Ellen".

17 March 2015

Kleiner Perkins ‘best place to be a woman’ says exec Meeker

IMG_8772lowres Tech veteran Mary Meeker said she had never encountered discrimination against women during her time at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, when she spoke at the trial against the firm brought by former partner Ellen Pao.

12 March 2015

Ex WL Ross exec Storper to sue firm for access to books

books David Storper, who used to be a member of the investment committee at private equity investor WL Ross & Co, is reportedly suing the firm in a bid to force it to open its books and records to him.

11 March 2015

Sex discrimination lawsuit against KPCB was ‘only option’ says Pao

ellen pao kleiner perkins KPCB Former partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Ellen Pao has reportedly told jurors that that suing the firm for gender discrimination was her only remaining option.

10 March 2015

Pao ‘urged KPCB to improve HR’ after 3 harassment complaints at firm

court of law court of lawTestifying at her trial against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, former partner Ellen Pao said that she had urged leaders to improve human relations policies after learning that three administrative assistants had allegedly complained about harassment.

6 March 2015

Blackstone to continue backing African energy-related infrastructure

EMC Africa fund Blackstone Group is eyeing infrastructure projects involving power generation and transmission in Africa, given the massive needs for capital on the continent.

4 March 2015

LDC to benefit from ‘natural partnership’ between tech and financial services $

Jonathan Caswell LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, is extolling the virtues of financial technology companies, or fintech, with the UK named as a hub for such investments.

4 March 2015

KKR will stick by ex-CIA head Petraeus despite fall from grace

David_H._Petraeus_square Global buyout house KKR has said it will keep on chairman of its global institute division David Petraeus, despite his pleading guilty to mishandling classified information which he accessed as former CIA director.

2 March 2015

Chicago Teacher’s looks for information on minority PE managers

chicago 1 Chicago Public School Teacher’s Pension & Retirement Fund is looking for information on emerging private equity managers, AltAssets understands

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