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24 April 2015

KPCB to waive $973,000 costs if Pao abandons appeal

cut-money-slash Venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers is reportedly seeking to recover about $973,000 in costs from former partner Ellen Pao after her failed gender discrimination lawsuit against the firm.

24 April 2015

Warburg, GA seal merger of Santander, UniCredit asset management units

euro final close Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic have seen portfolio company Santander Asset Management merge with Italian banking major UniCredit's asset management unit in a deal which values the new business at about €5.4bn.

24 April 2015

Poland’s GTC shareholders block Lone Star’s bid to double stake

no-entry-1444326-m An attempt by Lone Star to double its stake in Warsaw-listed real estate developer GTC has failed after other shareholders voted down the move.

24 April 2015

Creditors oppose PE-backed Caesars extending bankruptcy plan

roulette-table-1379288-m Private equity-backed Caesars Entertainment has asked for a six month extension to its bankruptcy plan, however creditors want to stop the casino company from extending the period.

24 April 2015

KKR’s Petraeus gets 2 years’ probation, $100,000 fine

David_H._Petraeus_square Chairman of KKR Global Institute and former US military commander and CIA director David Petraeus has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a$100,000 fine after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.

24 April 2015

KKR looking to launch new US fund

new york3_lrg New York-based private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co is looking to hit the fundraising trail later this year, two years since its last vehicle.

24 April 2015

Jasper Ridge helps IVP close biggest venture fund to date on $1.4bn

money pile capital cash dollar California-based Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) has scored $1.4bn for its fifteenth fund, which will be used to make later-stage venture capital and growth equity investments.

23 April 2015

Wellington, Redmile back $56m for cancer fighting company Jounce

lab-work-803087-m Venture capital investors Wellington Management Company, Redmile Group and Nextech Invest have backed a $56m Series B round for cancer immunotherapeutics developer Jounce Therapuetics.

23 April 2015

Longworth joins existing backers in Swirl Networks’ $18m round

shopping-442708-m Longworth Venture Partners has joined existing investors in mobile marketing platform Swirl Networks’ $18m Series C round.

23 April 2015

Antin increases stake in gas transporter CATS to 99 per cent

gas-pipes-370311-m UK-based Antin Infrastructure Partners has agreed to increase its stake in the Central Area Transmission System to 99 per cent after buying an additional 36 per cent stake from BP.

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