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20 May 2016

Facebook co-founder Saverin’s B Capital past halfway to $250m target for debut VC fund

news_asia_lrg B Capital Group, a venture capital firm launched by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin last year, has raised over $143.6m for its maiden fund, an SEC filing shows.

20 May 2016

PE-backed smart meter business Senus eyes $1.7bn sale

waste water Private equity-owned Senus, a provider of smart metering technologies systems to the global utilities industry, is reportedly exploring a sale.

20 May 2016

Bahrain’s Mumtalakat buys into Regent Properties’ US commercial RE portfolio

glass-facade-386515_640 Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat Holding Company has agreed to buy a stake in a commercial real estate portfolio valued at some $250m, managed by Los Angeles-based RE investor Regent Properties .

20 May 2016

Insight Venture Partners leads $50m Series C round in Showpad

art-1282317_640 Insight Venture Partners has has come in as new investor in content activation platform Showpad and led a $50m Series C round in the New York-based company.

19 May 2016

ABRY buys stake in Dermatology Associates

aging-skin-hand-150 Dallas-based private equity firm ABRY Partners has agreed to buy a majority stake in Oliver Street Dermatology Holdings.

19 May 2016

CPPIB’s CEO Mark Wiseman to head BlackRock’s global active equity arm

Mark Wiseman, CPPIB, BlackRock Mark Wiseman, acting president and CEO of Canada's Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), will join global asset management group BlackRock in early September.

19 May 2016

Permal, Ohio Public Employees raise $100m for third fund

ohio-flag-1076748-m Ohio Public Employees Retirement System's and Permal Capital Management’s third fund appears to have held a final close at $100m, AltAssets can reveal.

19 May 2016

Harvest, Audax agree recap deal for Advanced Dermatology

beautiful-2315_1920 Buyout houses Harvest Partners is the latest PE backer of Audax Private Equity portfolio company Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, following a recapitalisation deal.

19 May 2016

HarbourVest, Adams Street, Drive score Venture County fund commitments

sunset-52933_1280 The $4.4bn-managing Ventura County Employees Retirement Association has committed $135m across a trio of PE and VC funds, it is understood.

19 May 2016

August Capital leads $60m round in Bark & Co

bulldog-601714_1920 August Capital has led a $60m financing round in Bark & Co, the company behind BarkBox, a subscription e-commerce and content business for dog-lovers.

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