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16 April 2015

Temasek-backed trading platform Virtu raises $314m at IPO

growth graph chart rise A year after its scrapped IPO, high-frequently trading platform Virtu Financial has successfully gone public and raised $314m with backing from private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek.

16 April 2015

Lovell leads $100m investment in LSQ Funding

fund Lovell Minnick Partners has led a mammoth $100m financing round in SME capital solutions provider LSQ Funding Group.

16 April 2015

KSL nears $2bn mark for fourth fund

denver Private equity house KSL Capital Partners has landed $1.7bn for its fourth fund, AltAssets can reveal.

16 April 2015

TPG, Fosun likely partners for Caisse de depots in Cirque de Soleil buyout

circus-tent-top-1169612-m A buyout pairing of TPG Capital and Fosun International has emerged as the most likely partner for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the buyout of theatre production business Cirque du Soleil.

16 April 2015

Automatic card payment investment app Acorns nets $23m VC-backed Series C

acorn-94554-m Greycroft Partners and e.ventures have co-led a $23m Series C funding round for Acorns, an app which automatically invests change from debit and credit card purchases.

16 April 2015

Thomas H Lee-backed Party City prices IPO to hit $1.97bn valuation

party streamers Thomas H Lee Partners-backed party products seller Party City has priced its upcoming IPO to give it a valuation of about $1.97bn.

16 April 2015

NGP execs launch energy-focused private equity firm Citrine

oilfield-pumpjack-silhouette-79713-m Natural Gas Partners has launched a new mid-market focused energy investment firm called Citrine Energy Capital Management.

16 April 2015

OMERS Ventures-backed Shopify files for New York, Toronto IPO

shopping bag_lrg The venture capital arm of Canadian pension giant OMERS is among backers looking to benefit from the IPO of e-commerce business Shopify.

16 April 2015

Siguler Guff promotes Cusano to MD

suit-and-tie-616427-m US private equity house Siguler Guff has promoted Tony Cusano to managing director according to his LinkedIn profile.

16 April 2015

Activant Capital heads up $125m round for retail analytics platform

trolleys Venture capital firm Activant Capital Group has led a $125m funding round for in-store retail analytics company RetailNext.

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