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30 July 2015

Augmentum Capital, Neil Woodford lead Seedrs’ £10m investment round

piggy-bank-3-353454-m Augmentum Capital, a London-based venture capital fund backed by Lord Rothschild, and star British fund manager Neil Woodford were named as the lead investors in a Series A fund-raising for the crowd-funding platform, Seedrs.

30 July 2015

PAI Partners to sell Swissport to China’s HNA Group for $2.81bn

plane-airport PAI Partners, the Paris-based private equity firm, is to sell Swissport International, an airport luggage and cargo handler, to HNA Group, which owns China's fourth-largest airline, for CHF2.7bn ($2.81bn).

30 July 2015

Paine & Partners’ Costa completes second biggest Australian IPO of the year

background-2277_640 New York-based Paine & Partners has raised A$550m ($400.8m) following Costa Group’s IPO.

30 July 2015

Summit Partners exec Joe Trustey dies in Milwaukee plane crash

Joseph Joe Trustey Joe Trustey, a managing director and chief operating officer of Summit Partners, was killed on Wednesday night when his single-engine plane crashed at Milwaukee’s Timmerman Airport, the American business publication Fortune and other American news organisations were reporting on Thursday.

30 July 2015

Lead Edge leads $82m in online auction house Catawiki

hammer-620008_640 Lead Edge Capital has led an $82m Series C investment in Amsterdam-based online auction house Catawiki.

30 July 2015

New Golden Gate Ventures fund ‘for SE Asian tech start-ups’ attracts Temasek, Saverin

GGV Capital Vinnie Laurie Golden Gate Ventures, a Southeast Asia-based investment house focused on forging ties between Silicon Valley and Asia, said it has first-closed its second fund on $35m – with contributions from Temasek, the Singapore fund, and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

30 July 2015

MissionOG leads $119m Series B in Behalf

money-256314_1280 Growth investor MissionOG has lead a weighty $119m Series B round in payments platform Behalf.

30 July 2015

TPG, Leonard Green-owned Petco said in IPO talks

dogfood pixabay Petco Animal Supplies, the American pet supplies retail chain owned by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners, has been involved in talks with investment banks "in recent weeks" about a possible initial public offering, the Reuters news organisation is reporting.

30 July 2015

Audax looking for $360m from Koda sale

chemicals Pixabay Boston-based private equity firm Audax Group is reportedly looking for $360m for Koda Distrbution Group after putting the chemical products specialist up for sale.

30 July 2015

Carlyle taps Beijing Partners Fund for $85m Chinese vending machine investment

japan-682010_1280 Private equity giant Carlyle has revealed a RMB530m ($85m) investment in Chinese vending machine company Ubox Technology & Trade Co.

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