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31 January 2014

Fortress-backed mountain adventure company Intrawest raises $188m through IPO

heli skiing Intrawest Resorts Fortress Investment Group-owned mountain resort and adventure company Intrawest Resorts has raised about $188m in its IPO.

31 January 2014

Texas Teacher Retirement System backs Blue Sea’s debut fund

Lower mid-market firm Blue Sea Capital has secured the $118bn Texas Teacher Retirement System as an LP.

31 January 2014

Improving exit environment sees Silicon Valley venture confidence rise again $

silicon-valley-sign Confidence among Silicon Valley’s venture capital firms has edged to its highest level since the third quarter of 2007 as expectations for a more welcoming exit environment rise, a survey has shown.

31 January 2014

Zynga buys game developer NaturalMotion for $527m

ninja Gamemaker Zynga has bought venture capital-backed mobile game developer NaturalMotion for $527m.

31 January 2014

SEC charges New York fund manager over $9m private equity ‘slush fund’

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Manhattan-based private equity manager and his firm with stealing $9m from investors in their private equity fund.

31 January 2014

Austin Ventures spinout Tritium Partners targets inaugural growth equity fundraise

US growth investment firm Tritium Partners, launched last year by a pair former Austin Ventures executives, is seeking to raise its first fund in 2014.

31 January 2014

Lightspeed Ventures bags $60m NYSTRS commitments to $800m-targeting funds

lights_lrg Lightspeed Venture Partners has picked up $60m of commitment from the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System towards two new funds targeting a total of $800m.

31 January 2014

TiVo acquires venture capital-backed Digitalsmiths

tv_screen_170sq The venture capital backers of Digitalsmiths have exited their investment in the video searches and recommendations provider to TiVo in a $135m deal.

31 January 2014

Montauk TriGuard seeks $400m for US secondaries fund

US secondaries investor Montauk TriGuard is seeking to raise $400m for its latest fund, less than three years after scoring $300m for its fifth vehicle.

30 January 2014

Venture capital trio back $13m BlueCava Series B round

BlueCava A trio of venture capital firms have led a $13m Series B financing round for cross-device marketing business BlueCava.

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