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28 April 2016

Menlo to address the decline in Series B and Series C funding with new $250m fund

dollars coins US venture capital firm Menlo Ventures has raised a $250m fund to take advantage of the decline in funding for early stage startups.

28 April 2016

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe raises $3.16bn for Fund XII

new-york-472392_1920 New York-based private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) has landed $3.16bn for its latest fund.

28 April 2016

MHR collects $1.6bn for fourth distressed debt fund

dollar-1071788_1920 New York-based investment firm MHR Fund Management has raised $1.6bn for its MHR Institutional Partners IV fund, targeting $2.75bn.

28 April 2016

Silver Lake spinout Sumeru passes halfway mark for $600m debut fund

singapore-river-255116_640 Sumeru Equity Partners has collected $363m out of the total $600m it is looking to raise for its first fund since spinning out of US private equity major Silver Lake Partners.

28 April 2016

Brentwood backs seafood restaurant Pacific Catch

salmon-sushi-624280-m Consumer-focused private equity firm Brentwood Associates has backed San Francisco-based fish restaurant Pacific Catch.

28 April 2016

Carlyle’s Q1 earnings fall by 78%, PE investments up by 1%

dollars cash money Global private equity firm Caryle has seen its first quarter profits decline by 78 per cent, with the firm in reporting a slowdown in exiting deals.

28 April 2016

Francisco Partners confirms SintecMedia purchase

wifi-297697_640 US private equity firm Francisco Partners has confirmed its acquisition of SintecMedia from existing shareholders, including Riverwood Capital.

28 April 2016

Star Mountain bolsters team with senior advisor hire

0029347 Star Mountain Capital has expanded its advisory team with the hire of Anne Yang, a former managing director at Goldman Sachs.

28 April 2016

Greenspring raises sought amount for Opportunities Fund IV to $275m

common-dandelion-115166_640 US-based VC firm Greenspring Associates is looking to raise more capital for its latest direct investment fund, Greenspring Opportunities IV, now seeking $275m.

27 April 2016

Peter Thiel, Mitt Romney’s Solamere Capital back $100m round for Blackstone’s Vivint

home-office-569153_640 Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel and Mitt Romney's private equity firm Solamere have led a $100m financing round for Utah-based smart home builder Vivint, a Blackstone portfolio company.

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