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29 July 2015

Foresite raises $450m for oversubscribed third fund

clinic health drugs pharma Healthcare-focused growth equity firm Foresite Capital has raised $450m for its oversubscribed third fund, making it largest fund raised by the firm.

29 July 2015

Fidelity, T Rowe Price lead $130m Series E in Twilio

twilo Fidelity and T Rowe Price have led a mammoth $130m Series E round in San Francisco-based cloud communications company Twilio.

29 July 2015

Google Ventures, Octopus Investments lead $60m round for Secret Escapes

hotel and pool Google Ventures and Octopus Investments were the lead investors in a just-closed $60m Series C funding round for a London-based luxury travel website called Secret Escapes.

29 July 2015

KKR, Blackstone among backers in $42m Cylance Series C round

binary-code-475664_1280 Online attack prediction and prevention business Cylance has picked up $42m in Series C financing led by DFJ Growth and featuring backing from private equity heavyweights.

29 July 2015

Deerfield closes healthcare venture fund on $550m

roe-deer-851484_1280 Healthcare-focused investment firm Deerfield Management Company has held a $550m final close for its healthcare innovations venture fund.

28 July 2015

Deliveroo bags $70m Series C round six months after $25m Series B

hamburger-494706_1280 Restaurant meal delivery service Deliveroo has picked up $70m in Series C financing led by Greenoaks Capital and Index Ventures.

28 July 2015

Envision Group taps veteran investor Ahn to lead new evergreen venture fund

evergreen-636831_1280 China's Envision Group has launched a $100m evergreen venture capital fund led by veteran Silicon Valley investor Daniel Ahn.

27 July 2015

China’s GSR Capital unveils $5bn fund to target global tech deals

china and india map GSR Capital, a China-based, tech-focused investment firm, announced on Monday that it is launching a $5bn fund to invest in global industrial and technology companies.

27 July 2015

Mediterrania raises €120m for second North Africa fund

africa-60570_640 Barcelona-headquartered Mediterrania Capital Partners has closed its second North Africa-focused fund on €120m ($131.9m).

27 July 2015

Bregal leads $35m round in Mobi

mobile-phone-1104507-m New York-based private equity firm Bregal Sagemount has led a $35m financing round in mobility software provider MOBI.

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