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11 April 2016

Bain, TPG named among bidders for Yahoo’s web, Asian ops

yahoo-27563_640 Private equity groups Bain Capital and TPG are reportedly taking part in the bidding for Yahoo's web business and its Asia activities which the US group is looking to offload.

21 January 2015

Fidelity Growth joins stellar $1bn financing round for SpaceX

sun-rise-1324306-m Fidelity Growth Partners has joined a $1bn financing round for the “world’s most powerful rocket” company SpaceX.

23 October 2014

Google acquires VC-backed Firebase

cloud Google has acquired venture capital-backed Firebase for an undisclosed fee.

1 July 2014

BVP hires from Google and promotes from within for two new VPs

amit karp Bessemer Venture Partners has appointed two new vice presidents, nabbing Sunil James from Google and promoting Amit Karp from senior associate.

11 June 2014

Google acquires venture capital-backed Skybox Imaging for $500m

moon Internet giant Google has agreed to acquire venture capital-backed satellite business Skybox Imaging for $500m.

3 April 2014

Drive Capital continues partner hires with ex-Google exec Solaro

NIck Solaro Midwest US venture investor Drive Capital has made yet another hire in the wake of closing its inaugural $250m fund by bringing in former Google exec Nick Solaro as a partner.

20 February 2014

Google reveals new $300m growth capital arm to complement venture unit

growth5_sq Web search giant Google has reportedly put aside $300m for its new growth capital arm Google Capital.

14 November 2013

KKR, Google team up for $400m solar energy investment

Search engine giant Google has partnered with global private equity firm KKR are to make a joint $400m investment into Californian and Arizonan solar plants under development by Japanese company Sharp's subsidiary Recurrent Energy.

22 October 2013

Google acquires FlexyCore for €16.9m

mobile phone touch screen pda Google has bought French software business FlexyCore, the developer of the Droidbooster, an app that optimises Android’s performance eon smartphones.

22 July 2013

Ex-Google, Twitter engineer leader Daniel Loreto joins Venrock

Daniel Loreto Venrock, the 44-year-old venture capital firm launched by the Rockefeller family, has hired ex-Google and Twitter engineering leader Daniel Loreto as an entrepreneur-in-residence.

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