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19 August 2015

Aequitas Capital commits to credit card-linked offers service Mogl

credit-cards-1439332-m The private equity unit of diversified financial services company Aequitas Capital has made a growth investment in credit card-linked consumer offers service Mogl.

19 August 2015

NBCUniversal joins venture capital firms as Buzzfeed backer with $200m investment

gwz8rVN3_400x400 Booming global new media business Buzzfeed, which is backed by a host of venture capital firms, has picked up a $200m investment from news and media giant NBCUniversal.

19 August 2015

Sverica launches Fund IV with $250m target

boston US-based private equity firm Sverica International has launched its fourth fund, six years after its predecessor, AltAssets can reveal.

19 August 2015

BlackFin Capital snapping up RBS’s Lux fund arm for undisclosed sum

Luxembourg bridge Pixabay French/Belgian private equity group BlackFin Capital Partners is to acquire the Royal Bank of Scotland's Luxembourg-domiciled funds business for an undisclosed sum, as the British bank looks to focus more on its UK operations.

19 August 2015

KPCB, Top Tier among firms helping big data business Datameer to $40m funding

data storage_lrg A string of top venture capital firms have taken part in a $40m financing round for San Francisco-based big data analytics platform Datameer.

19 August 2015

Citigroup to sell PE, hedge fund services business to SS&C Technologies

dollars cash money US banking major Citigroup has agreed to sell its alternative investor services business, which includes private equity fund services, to SS&C Technologies.

19 August 2015

Secondaries, FoF returns fall in Q1 2015

wallet Returns from secondaries funds fell in the first quarter of 2015 to a pooled net IRR of 1.05 per cent, down from 2.04 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014, new research shows.

19 August 2015

Poland continues talks with investor over LOT sale

aircraft-464296_1280 The Polish Government is still in talks with a potential investor over the sale of its flagship airline LOT, AltAssets understands.

18 August 2015

Foresite leads $66m round in medicine business Wave

take-a-blood-sample-1428179-m San Francisco-based Foresite Capital has led a $66m Series B round in genetic medicine company Wave Life Sciences.

18 August 2015

Apax buys FullBeauty from Charlesbank, Webster

clothing-842338_640 Global private equity firm Apax Partners has agreed to buy a controlling stake plus-size apparel retailer FullBeauty Brands.

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