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3 September 2015

Venture veteran hopes for Texas VC resurgence, raises $50m fund

Venture capital veteran Jeff Williams hopes to reignite Texas' early-stage investment community, and has raised $50m for new firm Hangar Ventures to help kick things off.

3 September 2015

RoundTable Healthcare closes two funds on a combined $850m

spire healthcare US private equity firm RoundTable Healthcare Partners has closed two funds on a combined $850m, AltAssets understands.

3 September 2015

New Sectoral Asset PE fund to target late-stage healthcare opportunities $

Maha Katabi, Sectoral, smiling NEMO III, which had a first-closing in June – on its way towards a target of $250m – is the first of Montreal-based Sectoral's private equity funds to be structured as a 100 per cent private equity vehicle

2 September 2015

PE majors pile into California’s Tanium as cyber attacks make headlines

modern-laptop-computer-isolated-1432157-m Tanium, a cyber security start-up based in California, has raised some $120m – and more than doubled its valuation in just five months – as investors pile into companies that help companies protect their IT systems against attacks.

2 September 2015

Ardian looks to bolster presence in Spain with Madrid office

madrid-510595_640 Paris-based private equity firm Ardian is looking to strengthen it presence in Spain with the opening of a Madrid office, AltAssets can reveal.

2 September 2015

GE Capital’s Oz business auction field reported narrowing to Sankaty, Lone Star, HNA Group

Australia Just three companies – two of which are US-based private equity firms, and the third being a Chinese airline – are said to still be in the running for GE Capital's Australian commercial lending and leasing businesses, according to a published report filed from Sydney and published by a New York publication.

2 September 2015

Auda, Real Estate Capital rebrand as HQ Capital

handshake-671413-m The HQ Group will combine its private equity business Auda International with its Real Estate Capital Partners to create HQ Capital.

2 September 2015

Rally Ventures launches first fundraise since rebrand from Icon

rally-395494_1280 Rally Ventures, the early-stage investor which rebranded from Icon Venture Partners in January, has $120m in its sights for its second fund.

2 September 2015

MBK Partners ‘preferred bidder’ for Tesco Korea unit after Temasek tie-up

Supermarket Asian private equity firm MBK Partners has reportedly emerged as the preferred bidder for Tesco's $6bn-valued South Korea unit in the wake of teaming with Singapore sovereign investor Temasek.

2 September 2015

Kleiner Perkins leads $11m financing round for Mobcrush

mobile-phone-1104507-m Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, was the lead investor in an $11m Series A financing round for a fellow California-based business, Mobcrush, which provides live streaming facilities for mobile games.

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