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2 September 2015

Auda, Real Estate Capital rebrand as HQ Capital

handshake-671413-m The HQ Group will combine its private equity business Auda International with its Real Estate Capital Partners to create HQ Capital.

2 September 2015

Rally Ventures launches first fundraise since rebrand from Icon

rally-395494_1280 Rally Ventures, the early-stage investor which rebranded from Icon Venture Partners in January, has $120m in its sights for its second fund.

2 September 2015

Kleiner Perkins leads $11m financing round for Mobcrush

mobile-phone-1104507-m Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, was the lead investor in an $11m Series A financing round for a fellow California-based business, Mobcrush, which provides live streaming facilities for mobile games.

2 September 2015

New VC firm Cloud Apps launches with $50m fund

clouds-1444573-m New venture capital firm Cloud Apps Capital Partners has launched with an oversubscribed first fund of $50m, AltAssets understands.

2 September 2015

Kuwait Investment Authority leads $108m Apptus Series C round

secretary-544180_1280 Middle Eastern sovereign wealth giant the Kuwait Investment Authority has led a hefty $108m Series C round for online quote and sales management software business Apptus.

2 September 2015

One Equity to move into tech markets with Augusta purchase

DickCashinLarge One Equity Partners is expanding its presence in technology and technology enabled services markets with the purchase of Augusta Columbia Capital.

2 September 2015

Apollo-owned McGraw-Hill Education reported ‘pressing ahead’ with IPO plan

books Apollo Global Management-owned McGraw-Hill Education is reported to be "pressing ahead" with plans to go public, and has hired underwriters to put together an initial public offering, according to a published report that cites unidentified people familiar with the matter.

2 September 2015

Goldman Sachs leads $50m Series B for VC-backed Shift Technologies

mercedes-841465_1280 Goldman Sachs Investment Partners has led a $50m Series B investment in San Francisco-based car buying and selling marketplace Shift Technologies.

2 September 2015

MidOcean adds skincare brand to portfolio

hand-663726_640 New York-based private equity firm MidOcean Partners has backed clinical skincare brand Image Skincare with a significant investment.

1 September 2015

Carlyle in agreement to buy UK’s Innovation Group for £500m

software binary code computer The Carlyle Group is to acquire UK-based Innovation Group, a London-listed insurance claims tech company, for just under £500m.

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