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16 April 2015

OMERS Ventures-backed Shopify files for New York, Toronto IPO

shopping bag_lrg The venture capital arm of Canadian pension giant OMERS is among backers looking to benefit from the IPO of e-commerce business Shopify.

16 April 2015

Lindsay Goldberg nears €500m deal for ThyssenKrupp’s alloys company VDM

euros payments Private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg Vogel is reportedly edging closer to buying the loss-making alloys unit VDM from German multinational ThyssenKrupp.

16 April 2015

Siguler Guff promotes Cusano to MD

suit-and-tie-616427-m US private equity house Siguler Guff has promoted Tony Cusano to managing director according to his LinkedIn profile.

16 April 2015

Activant Capital heads up $125m round for retail analytics platform

trolleys Venture capital firm Activant Capital Group has led a $125m funding round for in-store retail analytics company RetailNext.

16 April 2015

Former Gresham partners launch Beech Tree

beech-tree-forest-in-autumn-1405900-m Former Gresham Private Equity partners Andy Marsh and Paul Franks have launched a new firm called Beech Tree Private Equity, AltAssets understands.

16 April 2015

Greycroft, e.ventures co-led a $23m investment in Acorns

acorn-94554-m Greycroft Partners and e.ventures have led $23m Series C financing round in Investment app Acorns.

15 April 2015

Abraaj appoints Lawati to partner

africa-tanzania_sq Emerging markets private equity firm The Abraaj Group has appointed Huda al-Lawati as head of MENA investment.

15 April 2015

Index leads $30m round in IT security company Skyport

security-camera-340859-m Index Ventures have led a $30m Series B financing round in cyber security company Skyport Systems.

15 April 2015

Levine Leichtman taps Fund V, buys facial spa brand Hand and Stone

foot-massage-1254995-m Los Angeles-based Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has acquired massage and facial spa operator Hand and Stone Franchise Corp in partnership with the management of the company.

15 April 2015

Insight heads up $95m Series D for app platform Docker

dock-1383178-m Insight Venture Partners has invested the biggest chunk in a sizable $95m funding round for Docker Inc, the organisation behind the open platform for distributed applications.

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