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Advent helps Amazon.com seller acquirer Thrasio to $1bn valuation through debut tech fund investment

Advent International has helped Amazon.com FBA business acquirer Thrasio to a $1bn valuation by leading a hefty investment round for the company.

VC surge sees record-breaking private equity year for Central and Eastern Europe

A record-breaking year for private equity investment in Central and Eastern Europe saw €2.95bn of capital invested in over 460 companies, new data from Invest Europe shows.

KKR taps $1.3bn Global Impact Fund to back Australian carbon offset business Greencollar

Global private equity giant KKR has backed Australian carbon offsetting specialist GreenCollar through its $1.3bn Global Impact Fund.

LPEA names director of strategy Pesch as new CEO

The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has named Stephane Pesch as its new CEO, nine months after he joined LPEA as director of strategy.

Valor Equity Partners passes $1bn in fifth flagship fundraise

Growth-focused private equity house firm Valor Equity Partners has passed the $1bn-mark for its fifth flagship fundraise.

Align Capital follows $450m Fund II close with deal for PE-backed-business advisory firm WilliamsMarston

Align Capital has followed the $450m hard cap close of its sophomore private equity fund earlier this year by backing accounting advisory and management consulting business WilliamsMarston.

EQT sells Fund VII investment to EQT VIII, IX and TA Associates in €3bn-plus...

EQT has agreed to sell its EQT VII investment IFS to its successor funds EQT VIII and EQT IX alongside new backing from fellow private equity investor TA Associates in a deal worth more than €3bn.

Oprah, Natalie Portman join Blackstone growth unit in $200m Oatly investment round

Oprah Winfrey and Natalie Portman were among superstar investors joining Blackstone's growth arm in leading a $200m investment round for Swedish oat milk producer Oatly.

US VC fundraising in 2020 already at one of highest totals since 2006, with...

US venture capital fundraising has already hit one of its highest total since 2006 this year with only two quarters gone, despite massive headwinds from the coronavirus crisis impacting on dealmaking and exit activity, new data shows.

FinTech unicorn Robinhood reaches $8.3bn valuation after huge extra capital influx in latest round

FinTech unicorn Robinhood has more than doubled its latest investment round thanks to an extra $320m of capital - pushing its valuation to an enormous $8.3bn.

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