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3 September 2013

Sequoia, Spark help short-term business finance startup Zazma expand with $10m

Sequoia Capital and Spark Capital have provided short-term business financing company Zazma with $10m of equity to help continue its expansion.

3 September 2013

VC-backed Loggly gets $10.5m of new capital from Cisco, venture firms

wood-log_sq1 Cloud-based troubleshooting log management service Loggly has picked up $10.5m in capital from new and existing venture backers and strategic player Cisco.

3 September 2013

The Riverside Company seals strong AIA Corp exit, makes two platform buys $

Mid-market private equity firm The Riverside Company has scored a 4.1 times net cash return on its investment in promotional product and corporate apparel maker AIA Corporation, AltAssets can reveal.

3 September 2013

Lithium Technologies raises $50m from investor consortium

Customer engagement developer Lithium Technologies has raised $50m in “pre-IPO mezzanine financing” from a syndicate of investors, along with existing backer New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The capital will be used to further advance its technology platform, expand its global footprint and execute strategic acquisitions to accelerate growth, it said. The company has also named former[...]

3 September 2013

Blackstone’s credit arm GSO Capital raises $5bn for ‘rescue financing’

GSO Capital Partners, the credit investment arm of the Blackstone Group, has doubled the size of its second capital solutions fund, GSO Capital Solutions Fund II, raising $5bn.

3 September 2013

Peak Rock Capital nears enhanced target for debut special situations fund $

rock stone boulder Mid-market private equity firm Peak Rock Capital is within touching distance of its $650m target for its first private equity fund, AltAssets can reveal.

3 September 2013

Citigroup continues alternative asset arm sell-off with Rohatyn purchase of CVCI

sale5_lrg Global bank Citigroup has reportedly sold its $4.3bn CVCI private equity arm to buyout house Rohatyn as it looks to bring its portfolio into line with new US regulations post-financial crash.

3 September 2013

Madison Dearborn to exit Yankee Candle for $1.75bn

Madison Dearborn-backed candle and air freshener maker Yankee Candle is to be sold to US consumer products company Jarden Corp for $1.75bn

2 September 2013

Pharos Capital pips $400m Fund III target, could pick up $100m more

Lower mid-market buyout house Pharos Capital Group has reportedly beaten its $400m target for its third buyout fund after a couple of years on the road.

2 September 2013

Sequoia-backed Acton agrees $135m sale to strategic buyer Meda

asthma inhaler health medical Sequoia Capital-backed asthma drug developer Acton Pharmaceuticals has been bought by international speciality pharmaceutical company Meda in a $135m deal.

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