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27 May 2016

MCM Capital passes halfway to $100m target for Fund III

dollar-941246_1920 Ohio-based mid-cap buyout house MCM Capital Partners has raised over $64m for its third fund, closing in on the target size for the vehicle, a filing with the US securities regulator shows.

27 May 2016

Ardian buys fund stakes from OTPP

handshake-671413-m Paris-based Ardian has purchased a portfolio of fund stake from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP).

27 May 2016

VMG exits nut butter products maker Justin’s

peanuts-520712_640 California-based private equity firm VMG Partners has sold Justin's, a producer of organic nut butters and nut butter products, to trade buyer Hormel Foods.

27 May 2016

Verdane buys three Danish wind power companies

wind-turbines-1007363_640 Norwegian private equity firm Verdane Capital has tapped the secondaries market to buy a portfolio of Danish wind power companies.

26 May 2016

Lime Rock holds $754m final close for Resources Fund IV

super-1408490_640 Oil and gas-focused private equity firm Lime Rock Partners has held the final close for its fourth natural resources fund on $754m.

26 May 2016

Snapchat reels in whopping $1.8bn in latest VC-backed financing round

snapchat-1357488_640 Trendy photo-messaging app Snapchat has accumulated total funding of $1.8bn in its latest Series F round, according to an SEC filing, dwarfing the $200m raised in Series E last year.

26 May 2016

OpCapita eyeing UK business of Fitness First

eye-881886_1280 European private equity firm OpCapita is reportedly interested in acquiring the UK-based operations of global gym group Fitness First.

26 May 2016

EQT raises €566m for debut VC fund

europe map Global private equity firm EQT has closed its debut venture capital fund at €566m.

26 May 2016

Menlo Ventures christens Opportunity Fund with $50m round in eero

wireless-150420_640 Menlo Ventures has co-led a $50m financing round for home WiFi systems provider eero, tapping its Menlo Opportunities Fund for the first time.

26 May 2016

Shamrock targets entertainment intellectual property with new $250m fund

watch-tv-301528_1920 Los Angeles-based Shamrock Capital Advisors has closed a $250m fund to acquire or finance entertainment intellectual property rights.

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