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1 April 2015

Catterton adds Eton Park execs to manage $500m Latin America Fund

sugarloaf-1443203-m Catterton Partners has brought in a team of former executives from hedge fund manager Eton Park Capital Management to run its new Latin America fund according to AltAssets.

1 April 2015

VC-backed Etsy eyes $266m at New York IPO

easter-eggs-02-732408-m Vintage goods and craft supplies website Etsy Inc could raise up to $266.65m at its upcoming IPO.

1 April 2015

Sycamore adds Fossati as managing director

download (96) New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners has appointed Paul Fossati as a managing director.

1 April 2015

BDC Venture, SR One lead $21m Series D for Canadian biotech company

download (3) GlaxoSmithKline's venture capital arm SR One and BDC Venture Capital have co-led a $21m funding round for acute kidney injury specialist Thrasos Therapeutics.

1 April 2015

TowerBrook closes in on J.Jill purchase

news_clothes3_lrg Golden Gate Capital is to set to sell women's apparel and accessories retailer J.Jill to TowerBrook Capital Partners.

1 April 2015

Stone Arch Capital raises $205m for oversubscribed Fund III

Lower mid-market focused private equity firm Stone Arch Capital has held a $205m final close for its third fund after receiving heavy oversubscription.

1 April 2015

Andreessen Horowitz commits another $52m to Tanium

server5_lrg1 Venture capital major Andreessen Horowitz has invested an extra $52m in security and systems management business Tanium.

1 April 2015

KKR-backed oil and gas company Samson Resources may pursue bankruptcy protection

money-in-sock---euro-1433052-m US oil and gas producer Samson Resources Corp, whose backers include KKR, has stated it may file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection if it is unable to refinance its debt obligations.

1 April 2015

PE-backed GoDaddy to be valued at $4.5bn through IPO

money-in-hand-1037536-m Private equity-backed GoDaddy is set to raise $440m through its upcoming IPO, a figure which would value the company at $4.5bn.

1 April 2015

Bessemer urges CEOs to operate in states that ‘prioritise social justice’ amid new Indiana law

fountain-pen-94774-m US venture capital giant Bessemer Venture Partners has written an open letter to the CEO’s of all its portfolio companies urging them to do business in states that “safeguard everyone’s rights, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.”

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