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14 August 2015

Welsh Carson could exit 10-year Ozburn-Hessey investment in $800m trade sale

truck-766800_1280 Private equity-backed contract shipping business Ozburn-Hessey Logistics could be bought by French trade player Geodis in a deal nearing $800m, it is understood.

14 August 2015

TPG Capital eyes up to $460m for IPO of new fund targeting troubled tech, media companies

dollar-505520_1280 US private equity major TPG Capital is targeting up to $460m for the IPO of a new blank-cheque business which will target underperforming companies in the tech, media and business services sectors.

14 August 2015

Audax Group launches Fund V

boston Boston-based private equity firm Audax Group hit the fundraising trial with its fifth fund, three years after its predecessor, AltAssets can reveal.

14 August 2015

NZ Super Fund backs $150m round for auto-tinting window developer

architecture-22039_1280 The $29.6bn-managing NZ Super Fund has backed energy-saving dynamic glass maker View Inc as part of a $150m funding round.

14 August 2015

Goldman Sachs offloads Colombian coal mining asset

mine-822947_640 Goldman Sachs has reportedly completed the divestment of it physical commodity assets by offloading Colombian coal mining division.

14 August 2015

F50 to tap startup links in new $100m-targeting fund with Garage Tech Ventures

student-849825_1280 Garage Technology Ventures has teamed up with private co-investment platform F50 to launch a new $100m-targeting early stage fund.

13 August 2015

August leads $40m round in Massdrop alongside existing investors

money-1035681-m August Capital has led a $40m Series B round in San Francisco-based Massdrop, which provides an online community for enthusiasts.

13 August 2015

Peak Equity Partners lead investor in $76m G5 investment round

software binary code computer Peak Equity Partners, a Radnor, Pennsylvania-based private equity firm focused on the enterprise software market, was the lead investor in a $76m funding round for G5, a provider of digital marketing services for the property management industry.

13 August 2015

KKR, Sequoia-backed Aricent acquires India’s SmartPlay

microchip5_sq1 Aricent, a California-headquartered product engineer services provider backed by KKR and Sequoia Capital, has acquired Indian chip design services company SmartPlay.

13 August 2015

VC-backed Global Blood Therapeutics raises $120m IPO

take-a-blood-sample-1428179-m Venture capital-backed Global Blood Therapeutics has raised $120m for its IPO after pricing its 6 million shares at $20 per share.

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