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4 February 2015

Secretive Iconiq Capital spends $125m for software group stake

business-law-883985-m Iconiq Capital, the firm founded in 2012 by Technology Crossover Ventures veteran Will Griffith, has paid $125m for a minority stake in US electronic data company kCura.

4 February 2015

Golden Gate closes $1.2bn Angus chemicals deal

3mspraymount-138829-m Golden Gate Capital has completed its $1.21bn purchase of specialty chemicals producer Angus Chemicals.

4 February 2015

JM Smucker acquires PE-backed Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.8bn

cat-1438794-m US jam maker JM Smucker has moved into the pet food business with the purchase of private equity-backed Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.8bn.

4 February 2015

Crestview passes $3bn target for Fund III close

hand money dollars New York-based private equity firm Crestview Partners has closed its largest fund to date after raising more than its $3bn target.

4 February 2015

OpenGate eyes $300m for debut private equity fund

open-university-gate-172541-m US private equity investor OpenGate Capital is reportedly in the market with its $300m-targeting debut fund.

4 February 2015

Boxwood hops to acquisition of yoghurt maker sweetFrog

milk-shake-952568-m Mid-market private equity investor Boxwood Capital Partners has bought frozen yoghurt chain sweetFrog Enterprises, nearly three years after first making a minority.

4 February 2015

Lightspeed drives $50m Series C for cancer analysis company Guardant Health

life science test tube_sq Lightspeed Venture Partners has led a $50m Series C funding round for Guardant Health, which has a vision of transforming cancer into a manageable disease.

3 February 2015

Third Point Ventures drives $200m Series D for marketplace loan platform Social Finance

dollar picture money capital cash investment Third Point Ventures has led a sizable $200m funding round for marketplace lending business Social Finance (SoFi).

3 February 2015

Clear Channel’s delay in assets sale a blow to possible bidders TPG, CVC

billboards-2-127699-m Outdoor advertising company Clear Channel has reportedly put on hold plans to sell off its European assets, in a development that could hinder the plans of private equity majors TPG and CVC Capital Partners.

3 February 2015

OrbiMed closes Royalty Opportunities II on $924m

heart monitor medical healthcare Venture capital firm OrbiMed has closed its second healthcare royalty and credit opportunities Fund on $924m, AltAssets can reveal.

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