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21 October 2016

Sequoia ends four-year chase of Polyvore CEO Jess Lee, makes her firm’s first ever VC

Jess Lee, Sequoia, Polyvore Sequoia Capital is said to have finally managed to recruit Polyvore CEO Jess Lee after a four-year long headhunt and has appointed her investing partner in the US.

21 October 2016

Equistone agrees to sell Hornschuch to Benecke-Kaliko

euro-1166051_1280 (1) European investment firm Equistone has agreed to sell its majority stake in Konrad Hornschuch, eight years after buying the company.

21 October 2016

OfficeFirst Immobilien rejects approach from Blackstone, eyes IPO next year

cambridge-66714_960_720 OfficeFirst Immobilien’s owner has rejected an approach from Blackstone and will reportedly wait until next year to make another attempt to list the business.

21 October 2016

UK gov hires Evercore to explore sale of Royal Mail PE assets

post-314636_640 Evercore Partners has been tasked by the UK government to find buyers for a portfolio of private equity assets acquired as part of the Royal Mail nationalisation three years ago.

21 October 2016

CPPIB, BC Partners-backed Altice USA eyes 2017 IPO

raisting-1010862_960_720 Private equity-backed Altice USA, a cable operator that Altice NV put together by buying Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, is reportedly eyeing an IPO.

21 October 2016

Harvest hoping for strong return through potential $2bn Athletico sale

physical-therapy-1198344_1920 Harvest Partners is reportedly eyeing a valuation of close to $2bn for portfolio company Athletic Physical Therapy through a sale, just two years after it backed the business.

21 October 2016

Various PE firms look to buy East European beer brands from Ab InBev

beer-1290633_960_720 A consortium of KKR and Mid Europa Partners are reportedly among several parties looking to bid for beer brands being sold by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

21 October 2016

TDR hits obstacle in Euro Garages, EFR merger as lenders worry about high leverage

petrol-stations-1664553_640 Private equity firm TDR has stumbled upon some lender resistance against the planned merger of its portfolio companies Euro Garages and EFR.

21 October 2016

Providence growth arm backs PaySimple with $155m investment

plastic-card-1647376_1920 The growth investment arm of buyout house Providence Equity Partners has made a $155m investment in commerce services business PaySimple.

21 October 2016

Increase in investor appetite helps Neuberger Berman close Private Debt Fund II, says exec $

kasse US investment manager Neuberger Berman has closed its second private debt fund at $750m, with investors search for yield increasing their interest according to Susan Kasser, co-head of private credit.

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