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27 February 2015

Music rights company Kobalt lands $60m from Google Ventures and previous backers

music-3-778197-m Music rights management service Kobalt has closed $60m Series C financing round, with Google Ventures (GV) joining existing investors.

27 February 2015

Carlyle co-president Cavanagh’s multi-million dollar pay revealed

money pile capital cash dollar Carlyle co-president Michael Cavanagh, who was poached from JPMorgan Chase & Co last year, was paid a hefty $31.2m last year.

27 February 2015

Searchlight homes in on second fundraise, could target $1.5bn

Searchlight spotlight Searchlight Capital Partners is said to be considering raising up to $1.5bn for its second fund, almost double the $860m it gathered for its 2012 debut.

27 February 2015

Commonfund hires chief financial officer Celeste Barone

29c94f4 US investment firm Commonfund has hired Celeste Barone as chief financial officer of its fund of funds arm Commonfund Capital.

27 February 2015

Indigo-backed low cost airline Wizz Air raises £268.6m at IPO

airplane-window-1230611-m Indigo Capital’s portfolio company Wizz Air has floated on the London Stock Exchange and raised £286.6m.

27 February 2015

August closes single approach fund on $450m

calstrs_california US-based August Capital has closed $450m for its seventh venture capital fund, just a couple of months since launching.

27 February 2015

Transport-focused Greenbriar names Weiss managing partner

Greenbriar Michael Weiss Transport-focused private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group has promoted Michael Weiss to managing director after more than a decade with the business.

27 February 2015

PE-backed Hollywood payroll company Cast & Crew up for sale

hollywod-1156729-m ZelnickMedia has placed Hollywood payroll company Cast & Crew Entertainment Services up for sale, AltAssets understands.

27 February 2015

Winding down US firm Brazos to exit Healthcare Solutions

healthcare Dallas-based Brazos Private Equity Partners, has agreed to sell its portfolio company Healthcare Solutions to pharma services provider Catamaran Corporation.

26 February 2015

GGV, Khosla lead $20m round for home-seller site Opendoor

for-sale-sign-313291-m US firms GGV Capital and Khosla Ventures have headed up a $20m funding round for Opendoor, a web-based service giving homeowners the capability to sell their home instantly online.

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