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2 March 2015

Sequoia increases investment in Indian express delivery business

flying-basket-824202-m Indian express delivery marketplace Grofers has picked up a $10m Series A financing round from existing investor Sequoia Capital and new backer Tiger Global.

2 March 2015

Lightspeed China Partners backs car service platform with $12m Series A

Tyres on the Drive Venture capital investor Lightspeed China Partners has invested $12m in automotive after-sales service platform Yikuaixiu.com, AltAssets understands.

2 March 2015

Leonard Green to exit Scitor for $790m

security-camera-340859-m US private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to exit Scitor Corp to trade buyer Science Applications International in a $790m cash deal.

2 March 2015

Gimv backs Oranjeboom seller United Dutch Breweries

download (3) European private equity investor Gimv has made its largest investment in the Netherlands so far by investing in United Dutch Breweries (UDB).

2 March 2015

New Harbor closes debut fund on $146m

money Lower mid-market firm New Harbor Capital has completed the closing of its debut buyout fund just short of its $150m target.

27 February 2015

Music rights company Kobalt lands $60m from Google Ventures and previous backers

music-3-778197-m Music rights management service Kobalt has closed $60m Series C financing round, with Google Ventures (GV) joining existing investors.

27 February 2015

Africa’s ‘hidden iceberg’ of private equity investorsp

blue-icebergs-1253865-m Panellists at the Private Equity Africa conference this week spoke about the increasing number of firms looking at Africa, with Emerging Capital Partners’ Andrew Brown revealing that that it is not just the big brand funds which are looking for deals.

27 February 2015

China-based Source Code targets $150m for Fund II

binary-code-1-1159613-m Chinese investment firm Source Code Capital has launched its second fund with a $150m target, AltAssets can reveal.

27 February 2015

Carlyle co-president Cavanagh’s multi-million dollar pay revealed

money pile capital cash dollar Carlyle co-president Michael Cavanagh, who was poached from JPMorgan Chase & Co last year, was paid a hefty $31.2m last year.

27 February 2015

Searchlight homes in on second fundraise, could target $1.5bn

Searchlight spotlight Searchlight Capital Partners is said to be considering raising up to $1.5bn for its second fund, almost double the $860m it gathered for its 2012 debut.

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