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21 May 2015

Index Ventures poaches Ilya Fushman from Dropbox for general partner

Ilya Fushman Index Ventures, the internationally-focused venture capital firm, has named a top executive of one of its portfolio companies, Dropbox, general partner.

21 May 2015

Ignition Partners closes oversubscribed Fund VI on $200m $

money-in-hand-1035691-m US-based Ignition Partners has raised $200m for its sixth venture capital firm from new and existing LPs, AltAssets can reveal.

21 May 2015

Formation 8 looks for $100m for hardware-focused fund

Lior Susan Formation 8 Venture capital firm Formation 8 is reportedly looking to raise $100m for a new hardware-focused fund, AltAssets can reveal.

21 May 2015

Permira ‘exploring’ Ancestry.com sale less than three years after buyout

ancestry old photo London-based private equity giant Permira has reportedly retained investment banks to explore the sale of Ancestry.com, the Utah-based company that helps people research their family histories.

21 May 2015

Vivo Capital, Venrock help gene therapy business Regenxbio to weighty $70.5m Series D

microscope pic Gene therapy-focused biotech business Regenxbio has closed a hefty $70.5m Series D financing round thanks to investment from firms including Vivo Capital and Venrock.

21 May 2015

Osage raises $215m to commercialise university research

graduation-784495-m US venture capital firm Osage University Partners has raised $215m for its second fund, more than double the size of its debut vehicle.

21 May 2015

Intel Capital among backers in flash storage company Coho Data’s $30m Series C round

lightning flash Flash data storage business Coho Data has pulled in $30m of Series C capital funding through a round backed by venture heavyweights including Intel Capital and Andreessen Horowitz.

20 May 2015

FTV Capital, Rakuten help WePay raise $40m in Series D funds

debit credit card machine payment US-based growth equity investment firm FTV Capital has joined Japan’s largest e-commerce company, Rakuten, in helping WePay raise $40m in a just-completed Series D fund-raising.

20 May 2015

DW healthcare exits Health & Safety to The Riverside Company

blue-first-aid-box-911384-m Private equity firm DW Healthcare Partners has offloaded for-profit health and safety training and compliance provider Health & Safety Institute to The Riverside Company.

20 May 2015

THL-backed Black Knight valued at $3.65bn though IPO pricing

chess-knights-1360662-m Private equity-backed mortgage software service provider Black Knight Financial Services has priced its IPO, valuing the company at $3.65bn.

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