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26 May 2016

Menlo Ventures christens Opportunity Fund with $50m round in eero

wireless-150420_640 Menlo Ventures has co-led a $50m financing round for home WiFi systems provider eero, tapping its Menlo Opportunities Fund for the first time.

26 May 2016

Shamrock targets entertainment intellectual property with new $250m fund

watch-tv-301528_1920 Los Angeles-based Shamrock Capital Advisors has closed a $250m fund to acquire or finance entertainment intellectual property rights.

26 May 2016

KKR in rescue talks with airbag maker Takata

auto-245448_960_720 US buyout house KKR & Co is reportedly in talks to buy a majority stake in Japanese air bag maker Takata.

26 May 2016

Cathay backs recap of US toy company K’NEX Brands

toy-car-431356_640 Sino-French private equity firm Cathay Capital has completed a recapitalisation of Pennsylvania-based toy maker K’NEX Brands.

26 May 2016

Azalea taps Fund IV to back Jones Natural Chews

dog-1212400_960_720 Lower mid-market private equity firm Azalea Capital has tapped its fourth fund to back dog treat maker Jones Natural Chews (JNC).

26 May 2016

KKR, CD&R-backed company US Foods gets $1bn in NYSE debut

eating-601578_640 US Foods, owned by private equity majors KKR and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), has raised $1.02bn in its initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

25 May 2016

Crayhill injects $100m in film and TV lending business Versa Media

film-596009_640 New York-based alternative asset manager Crayhill Capital Management has provided $100m financing to Versa Media Capital, a company financing producers of new film and television content.

25 May 2016

Bregal Sagemount nabs majority stake in Discovery Data

file-folders-923523_640 New York-based private equity investor Bregal Sagemount has acquired a majority interest in Discovery Data, a provider of data on retail financial services sector.

25 May 2016

Goldman Sachs may launch new $1.5bn fund to invest in PE firms

dollars domino Goldman Sachs Asset Management reportedly plans to expand its fund investment programme to include large and medium-sized private equity players and may raise a new $1.5bn dedicated fund.

25 May 2016

Energy Spectrum taps Fund VII for $100m investment in BlueJack Energy

refinery-514010_640 Texas-based private equity firm Energy Spectrum Capital has invested $100m from its seventh fund in US waste stream management services provider BlueJack Energy Solutions.

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