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5 February 2016

GTCR, Ed Fiorentino launch third specialty pharma biz together

health-846863_1920 US mid-market private equity firm GTCR has again joined forces with long-term partner Ed Fiorentino to form another specialty pharmaceuticals-focused business.

5 February 2016

Khosla, Access help Opendoor close $80m Series C

china doorway Khosla Ventures and Access Venture Partners were among the investors in Opendoor’s $80m Series C financing round.

5 February 2016

Honolulu event invite startup Hobnob gets $2.25m VC backing

fireworks-1758_640 Honolulu-based mobile event invite business Hobnob has picked up $2.25m of seed funding from investors including Norwest Venture Partners and Aspect Ventures.

5 February 2016

Oregon re-ups into Vista Equity’s latest fund

dollar-bill-1088855_1920 US private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has placed an $8bn target on its sixth fund after landing a commitment from the Oregon Investment Council.

5 February 2016

Silver Lake invests $500m in Symantec in wake of $7.4bn Carlyle Veritas unit deal

electronic-devices-514185_1920 Silver Lake Partners has invested $500m in tech giant Symantec in the wake of the cut-price $7.4bn buyout of the company 's Veritas data storage unit by Carlyle.

5 February 2016

Sports Authority in talks with TPG to reorganise bankruptcy

football-452569_640 US sporting goods chain Sports Authority is reportedly in talks with TPG Capital Management as it looks to reorganise its bankruptcy proceedings, AltAssets understands.

5 February 2016

Juggernaut smashes Fund II total by passing $300m for third vehicle

hammer-682767_1920 Mid-market US private equity house Juggernaut Capital Partners has passed the $300m mark for its third fundraise, putting it within touching distance of its target.

5 February 2016

General Catalyst raises $845m from two funds

matchstick-20237_640 US venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners has closed its fund at $845m, making it the firm’s largest pool of capital raised in its 15 year history.

4 February 2016

Traverse Venture Partners looks to raise $100m for first fund

asia real estate US-based growth equity firm Traverse Venture Partners is looking to raise up to $100m for its debut fund, which will focus on real estate.

4 February 2016

Safety-focused school social network app After School seals $16.4m Series A investment

still-life-851328_1280 Accomplice was among venture capital backers of a $16.4m Series A round for US high school social networking app After School.

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