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25 March 2015

KKR, Silver Lake could double money on GoDaddy IPO

arrows The private equity backers of web hosting company GoDaddy Inc are reportedly looking to double their investment via the company’s upcoming flotation.

25 March 2015

3G Capital could target Kraft Foods for merger with Heinz

Kraft Brazilian buyout house 3G Capital is reportedly eyeing the take-private purchase of food giant Kraft so it can merge it with portfolio company Heinz.

25 March 2015

Twitter Ventures makes first deal backing $80m Series C for mobile operating system Cyanogen

news_twitter_bird_lrg The venture investment arm of Twitter has joined Qualcomm Incorporated and Index Ventures in backing mobile operating system company Cyanogen Inc in a $80m funding round.

25 March 2015

Tennessee pension tendering for new private equity consultant

Tennessee state flag The $42.3bn Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System is said to be on the hunt for a private equity investment consultant.

25 March 2015

Carlyle to pick up Conifer Financial Services majority stake

conifer-1427779-m Global buyout firm Carlyle has agreed to buy a majority stake in global asset services company Conifer Financial Services.

25 March 2015

Centerbridge nears $1.35bn buyout of Great Wolf from Apollo

wolf Centerbridge Partners is believed to have clinched a deal for private equity-backed indoor water park operator Great Wolf Resorts in a deal which could value the business at $1.35bn including debt.

25 March 2015

Dallas Police & Fire urged to commit $25m to secondaries

download (88) The Dallas Police & Fire Pension (DPFP) should consider a $25m commitment to a 2015-vintage secondaries fund, according to Secondaries Investor.

25 March 2015

Sapphire heads up $35m Series D for app marketing platform Localytics

news_apps_lrg Tech-focused Sapphire Ventures has led a $35m funding round for app marketing and analytics platform Localytics.

25 March 2015

FTV Capital commits $23m to Swan Global Investments

dollar envelope money Growth investor FTV Capital has backed independent advisory firm Swan Global Investments to the tune of $23m.

25 March 2015

Quantum forms alliance with Texas energy company LINN, invests $1bn

oil-rig-464816-m Private equity firm Quantum Energy Partners has agreed to invest $1bn in Texas oil and gas company LINN to fund acquisitions and development of oil and natural gas assets.

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