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3 February 2016

US tech investors being driven towards Europe says exec $

Roland Dennert European startups are attracting increasing amounts of attention from US investors despite high prices, an abundance of dry powder, and an increasing amount of liquidity according to Cipio Partners executive.

3 February 2016

Marc Lipschultz to leave KKR and start new credit fund

Marc Lipschultz 300 Marc Lipschultz is leaving private equity major KKR after more than two decades work at the firm to start his own credit fund with ex-Blackstone exec Doug Ostrover.

3 February 2016

Steven George’s Panorama Point Partners eyes $200m for second fundraise

mountains-392669_1920 The private equity firm launched by Stephen George, the former head of Jeff Skoll's family office, is reportedly out targeting up to $200m for its second fundraise.

3 February 2016

Four VCs help Avalanche Technology close $23m round

avalanche-16182_960_720 Rogers Venture Partners and Vulcan Capital are among the investors in Avalanche Technology’s recently closed $23m financing round.

3 February 2016

CPPIB, Crestview, FountainVest exit airbag maker Key Safety in $920m deal

texture-860666_1920 The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and private equity firms FountainVest and Crestview Partners have agreed to sell their stakes in US air bag maker Key Safety Systems in a $920m deal.

3 February 2016

Gores Group buys Vitac

film video music art creative Los Angeles-based The Gores Group has tapped its Small Capitalization Partners investment fund to buy Vitac Corporation.

3 February 2016

Portfolio Advisors to hold final close of eighth flagship fund of funds in March $

lighthouse-168241_1280 US private equity funds of funds specialist Portfolio Advisors is planning to hold a final close of its eighth flagship vehicle towards the end of next month, AltAssets can reveal.

2 February 2016

JPB Capital Partners buys majority in seafood restaurant chain Mulligan’s

cockle-1061129_1920 Lower mid-market private equity investor JPB Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in Florida-based seafood restaurant chain Mulligan’s Beach House Bar and Grill.

2 February 2016

Lewis & Clark closes debut fund at $104m

st.louis US-based venture capital firm Lewis & Clark Ventures has closed its debut fund at $104m, AltAsset understands.

2 February 2016

Rumour of potential Silver Lake/Andreessen Horowitz bid sends Twitter shares flying

news_twitter_bird_lrg Shares in Twitter gained as much as 10 per cent on Monday on the news about private equity firm Silver Lake and US investor Marc Andreessen considering a takeover bid.

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