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3 July 2015

KPCB’s Doerr says firm is committed to diversity, three months after Pao case

IMG_3043lowres Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner John Doerr has stated that diversity is a core value at the firm and that “it is so hard for women and minorities in the tech and venture industry.”

3 July 2015

Intel Capital’s Arvind Sodhani retiring after 34 years; Wendell Brooks to succeed

Arvind Sodhani Intel Capital - AltAssets Private Equity News Arvind Sodhani is retiring from Intel Capital, of which he is president, and parent organisation Intel Corp, of which he is executive vice president, in January, ending a 34-year career with Intel.

2 July 2015

North Castle Partners buys ‘controlling stake’ in Georgia’s Sprout baby food biz

Baby food pixabay North Castle Partners, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm specialising in small cap businesses in the health, wellness and active living sector, said Thursday it has acquired a "controlling stake" in Sprout Organic Foods Inc.

2 July 2015

Essex Woodlands halfway to target for Fund IX

health healthcare drugs pills medication medical California-based, healthcare-focused investment firm Essex Woodlands is now more than halfway towards its target of $750m with $360.5m now raised for its Essex Woodlands Fund IX, according to a US regulatory filing.

2 July 2015

Gemini hits $64m target for Fund VI

dollars cash money Massachusetts-based private equity firm Gemini has hit its $64m target for its latest fund, AltAssets can reveal.

2 July 2015

Harvest follows West Coast expansion with $1.5bn-targeting Fund VII

dollars money cash New York-based buyout house Harvest Partners is in talks to raise up to $1.5bn for its latest flagship fund, it is understood.

2 July 2015

Kelso & Co reported in talks to acquire building materials biz US LM

lumber building supplies New York-based Kelso & Co is reportedly in advanced discussions to acquire US LBM Holdings, a major US building materials distributor, for as much as $1bn including debt.

2 July 2015

Cyber-security focused Allegis reels in $100m for Fund VI

notebook-791292_640 Early stage venture capital firm Allegis Capital has completed a first close of $100m for its sixth fund, which will target the cyber-security sector.

2 July 2015

T Rowe Price leads $35m funding round for organic food producer Sweetgreen

salad-lettuce_sq Sweetgreen, a Washington, DC-based farm-to-fork organic food producer and retailer, has raised $35m, and plans to spend the money on expansion.

2 July 2015

Secretive Rhone Group said to hit €2.6bn close for Fund V

feline-205449_1280 Secretive private equity house Rhône Group has reportedly held a €2.6bn close for its fifth buyout fund after just over six months in the market.

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