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26 February 2015

Viking invests $40m in genomics-focused business accelerator Illumina

viking-shield-543055-m Viking Global Investors has invested $40m in genomics-focused business accelerator Illumina Accelerator Boost Capital.

26 February 2015

Evercore nabs Citigroup’s Massey, van der Lubbe for its chemicals group

lab-work-803087-m Private equity investor Evercore has poached former Citigroup execs Thomas Massey and Marc van der Lubbe to bolster its chemicals investment franchise.

26 February 2015

New Mexico commits $275m to private equity, real estate

hand money dollars The New Mexico State Investment Council has reportedly signed off total commitments of $275m including to a Blackstone real estate fund and to private equity major TPG.

26 February 2015

Institutional Venture Partners ups sights to more than $1bn for latest fund

money-8-840239-m Institutional Venture Partners is reportedly back in the market for a new vehicle targeting more than $1bn.

26 February 2015

PSERS backs HGGC, Equistone among $485m of private equity commitments

dollar dollars capital fund money The $52bn Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System has revealed $485m of new private equity commitments.

26 February 2015

Top Tier hits $404m target for seventh fund of funds

san-francisco-632224-m Top Tier Capital looks to have hit its $404m target for its seventh venture capital fund of funds, AltAssets can reveal.

26 February 2015

Ex-Carlyle VC, growth head Grady joins Gryphon Investors

robert_grady carlyle San Francisco-based private equity firm Gryphon Investors has hired ex-Carlyle global venture and growth head Robert Grady as head of its general industries group.

26 February 2015

Carlyle among lenders in settled Bank of America Corp Las Vegas casino lawsuit

las-vegas---caesars-palace-217303-m Private equity major Carlyle has been named among lenders set to recoup some of their losses after the Bank of America Corp reached a $300m settlement relating a failed Las Vegas casino construction project.

26 February 2015

Highland, Mesirow and Verizon back Cenx with undisclosed funding

download (51) Highland Capital Partners, Mesirow Financial Private Equity and Verizon Ventures have returned to back Cenx with an undisclosed amount of funding.

26 February 2015

Blue Sky Capital co-leads $19m funding for Canada’s SecureKey Technologies

old-key-1251855-m Venture investors Blue Sky Capital and Rogers Venture Partners are among investors in a $19m Series C funding round for identity and authentication network SecureKey Technologies.

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