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27 February 2015

August closes single approach fund on $450m

calstrs_california US-based August Capital has closed $450m for its seventh venture capital fund, just a couple of months since launching.

27 February 2015

Transport-focused Greenbriar names Weiss managing partner

Greenbriar Michael Weiss Transport-focused private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group has promoted Michael Weiss to managing director after more than a decade with the business.

27 February 2015

PE-backed Hollywood payroll company Cast & Crew up for sale

hollywod-1156729-m ZelnickMedia has placed Hollywood payroll company Cast & Crew Entertainment Services up for sale, AltAssets understands.

27 February 2015

Winding down US firm Brazos to exit Healthcare Solutions

healthcare Dallas-based Brazos Private Equity Partners, has agreed to sell its portfolio company Healthcare Solutions to pharma services provider Catamaran Corporation.

26 February 2015

GGV, Khosla lead $20m round for home-seller site Opendoor

for-sale-sign-313291-m US firms GGV Capital and Khosla Ventures have headed up a $20m funding round for Opendoor, a web-based service giving homeowners the capability to sell their home instantly online.

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.

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