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22 May 2015

NY’s Catalyst embraces its ‘growth equity’ niche as it prepares to invest latest fund $

Brian Rich Catalyst Investors Catalyst Investors was founded in 2000 in New York by three ex-bankers keen, in managing partner Brian Rich’s words, to “start our own thing”.

22 May 2015

VC-backed Shopify valued at $1.27bn at IPO pricing

shopping-442708-m Venture capital-backed e-commerce software provider Shopify has been valued at $1.27bn, after pricing its IPO at $17 per share.

22 May 2015

Israel’s Glilot raises $77m for second VC fund

isr Israel-based venture capital firm Glilot Capital Partners has closed its second fund on $77m, over double the size of its predecessor.

22 May 2015

Twitter co-founder’s Obvious Ventures raises more than $123m for debut fund

stack dollar cash money capital fund Obvious Ventures, the new venture capital firm set up by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, has raised over $123m for its debut fund.

21 May 2015

TA Associates buys ‘majority’ stake in Procare Software, citing ‘growth prospects’

childcare TA Associates, the Boston-based, internationally-focused private equity specialist, said it has completed "a majority investment" in Procare Software, a maker of electronic child care management systems.

21 May 2015

Index Ventures poaches Ilya Fushman from Dropbox for general partner

Ilya Fushman Index Ventures, the internationally-focused venture capital firm, has named a top executive of one of its portfolio companies, Dropbox, general partner.

21 May 2015

Ignition Partners closes oversubscribed Fund VI on $200m $

money-in-hand-1035691-m US-based Ignition Partners has raised $200m for its sixth venture capital firm from new and existing LPs, AltAssets can reveal.

21 May 2015

Formation 8 looks for $100m for hardware-focused fund

Lior Susan Formation 8 Venture capital firm Formation 8 is reportedly looking to raise $100m for a new hardware-focused fund, AltAssets can reveal.

21 May 2015

Levine Leichtman backs foam fabricator Allied Aerofoam

download Los Angeles-based private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has made an undisclosed growth equity investment in foam fabricator Allied Aerofoam.

21 May 2015

Vivo Capital, Venrock help gene therapy business Regenxbio to weighty $70.5m Series D

microscope pic Gene therapy-focused biotech business Regenxbio has closed a hefty $70.5m Series D financing round thanks to investment from firms including Vivo Capital and Venrock.

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