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21 November 2013

‘Zombie firm’ JW Childs mulls liquidity option for LPs

Private equity firm JW Childs is reportedly considering giving investors in its 2002-vintage fund an option to cash out.

21 November 2013

Bain Capital balks at $2bn TI Automotive asking price, ends buyout talks

TI pumps US private equity firm Bain Capital has apparently pulled out of advanced talks to buy vehicle parts supplier TI Automotive after failing to meet the $2bn asking price.

21 November 2013

Andreessen Horowitz hires High Line Venture founder Shana Fisher

Shana Fisher Andreessen Andreessen Horowitz has hired High Line Venture Partners founder Shana Fisher as a new board partner.

21 November 2013

Blackstone to reduce SeaWorld stake to 46%

SeaWorld killer whale Private equity firm Blackstone revealed plans to sell 15m shares in theme park operator Sea World, which was floated in April this year.

21 November 2013

Greenbriar Equity hits halfway point in biggest-ever fundrase $

road-night_sq Greenbriar Equity Group has pulled in more than $630m towards its latest transportation-focused private equity fund, putting it halfway to its expected target.

21 November 2013

Lytro secures $40m from North Bridge, existing backers

lytro Camera maker Lytro has raised $40m from new and existing venture capital investors to fund further expansion of the business.

21 November 2013

Women’s Venture Capital Fund backs payment technology company NVoicePay

payment_lrg The Women’s Venture Capital Fund (WVCF) has backed cloud-based electronic payment technology company NVoicePay.

20 November 2013

General Atlantic hires ex-Mastercard Worldwide president, CEO Gene Lockhart

credit card payment Global growth equity firm General Atlantic has hired former MasterCard Worldwide president and CEO Gene Lockhart as a special advisor.

20 November 2013

DFJ founder Tim Draper to step back from firm

draper Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) founder Tim Draper has decided to step back from his role at the venture capital firm he launched 28 years ago.

20 November 2013

Venture capital-backed Moderna Therapeutics secures $110m

dollar envelope money Biotech startup Moderna Therapeutics has raised a $110m round, which took its fundraising total to $415m.

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