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3 February 2016

Octopus sells SwiftKey to Microsoft

keyboard-1280071-mOctopus Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Octopus Group, has sold UK-based predictive keyboard technology business SwiftKey to Microsoft.

3 February 2016

Carlyle buys diversified power generation portfolio from IFM Investors

power-plant-1109803-mThe Carlyle Group has tapped its Power Partners Fund II to acquire a power generation portfolio, headquartered in New Jersey, from global fund manager IFM Investors.

3 February 2016

US tech investors being driven towards Europe says exec $

Roland DennertEuropean startups are attracting increasing amounts of attention from US investors despite high prices, an abundance of dry powder, and an increasing amount of liquidity according to Cipio Partners executive.

3 February 2016

Marc Lipschultz to leave KKR and start new credit fund

Marc Lipschultz 300Marc Lipschultz is leaving private equity major KKR after more than two decades work at the firm to start his own credit fund with ex-Blackstone exec Doug Ostrover.

3 February 2016

Steven George’s Panorama Point Partners eyes $200m for second fundraise

mountains-392669_1920The private equity firm launched by Stephen George, the former head of Jeff Skoll's family office, is reportedly out targeting up to $200m for its second fundraise.

3 February 2016

Four VCs help Avalanche Technology close $23m round

avalanche-16182_960_720Rogers Venture Partners and Vulcan Capital are among the investors in Avalanche Technology’s recently closed $23m financing round.

3 February 2016

CPPIB, Crestview, FountainVest exit airbag maker Key Safety in $920m deal

texture-860666_1920The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and private equity firms FountainVest and Crestview Partners have agreed to sell their stakes in US air bag maker Key Safety Systems in a $920m deal.

3 February 2016

Apax sells remaining Tommy Hilfiger holding to PVH

woman-422706_1280European private equity major Apax Partners is selling its 55 per cent stake in its Tommy Hilfiger joint venture in China to partner PVH.

3 February 2016

Gores Group buys Vitac

film video music art creativeLos Angeles-based The Gores Group has tapped its Small Capitalization Partners investment fund to buy Vitac Corporation.

3 February 2016

Amadeus teams with MTN to make $40m African online travel agency investment

africa-1027917_1920UK tech investor Amadeus Capital Partners has revealed a $40m investment in African online travel agency Travelstart in partnership with MTN, a mobile and digital life sciences business.

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