Venture Capitalists Lead a $25M Series D Round for Druva

August 6, 2014

Sequoia Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital led a $25 million in series D funding round for Druva, a data management solutions provider offering inSync, backup, file sharing, data loss prevention, and rich analytics solutions. The Sequoia-led round comes 10 months after a $25 million Series C installment from the same investors, bringing the […]

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Carlyle Doubles Its Second-Quarter Earnings

August 4, 2014

An American-based global asset management firm, specializing in private equity The Carlyle Group, is pleased to announce that its second-quarter earnings doubled from a year earlier as one of its European buyout funds started paying performance fees. While two US buyout funds accounted for more than half of all of Carlyle’s performance fees in the […]

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Former Executives of Goldman, Warburg to Join Carlyle’s Ireland Team

August 1, 2014

With the hiring of two former executives from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Warburg Pincus, Carlyle Group has strengthened its fledgling Ireland team, a move that follows the recent closing of the firm’s first fund dedicated to deals in the country. The Nasdaq-listed firm said on Thursday that it has hired Peter Garvey and Jonathan […]

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Venture Capital Firms to Inject $788M into Early Stage Cybersecurity Startups in 2014

July 31, 2014

Venture capital firms are poised to inject $788 million into early stage cybersecurity startups in 2014, according to PrivCo, the source for business and financial research on major privately-held companies. This investment amounts to a 74% increase from last year’s $452 million. If you follow cybersecurity trends, it’s easy to understand why VCs fat cats […]

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Carlyle Group Doubles Its Second-Quarter Earnings from YTD

July 30, 2014

Highlighting the growth potential of Carlyle Group LP’s private equity business in Europe, the private equity company has doubled its earnings in the second-quarter from a year earlier as one of its European buyout funds started paying performance fees. While two U.S. buyout funds accounted for more than half of all of Carlyle’s performance fees […]

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Mark Burton Joins Blackstone as Principal

July 29, 2014

Mark Burton, who previously spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has been appointed by an American multinational private equity firm Blackstone Group LP to oversee the private equity firm’s real estate secondaries business. Burton, who previously spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS:US), will be a principal in Blackstone’s Strategic Partners […]

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Intel Capital Leads a $10M Series B Funding Round for Intigua

July 28, 2014

Intel Capital, a venture capital and private equity arm of Intel Corporation, has led a $10 million series B funding round for Intigua, the first company to enable software-defined operations using advanced container technology. Existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Cedar Fund also participated in the round, which brings the total invested capital to $21 […]

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Healthscope Prices Its Public Offering

July 25, 2014

One of Australia’s leading private healthcare services providers Healthscope, has priced its IPO at $2.10 per share, which is at the higher end of the price range, and raised around $2.25 billion in total. The price values the company, Australis’s second biggest private hospital operator, at nearly 22 times 2015 forecast earnings. That is a […]

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Venture Capital Firms Pour $788M into Early-Stage Cybersecurity Startups in 2014

July 24, 2014

Early-stage cybersecurity startups to receive the amount of $788 million from venture capital firms during 2014. That’s a 74% increase from last year’s $452 million, according to PrivCo, a financial data provider on privately-held companies. In 2011, VC firms invested just $160 million in cybersecurity startups. PrivCo estimates the funding will be dispersed among about […]

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Credit Suisse and Fidelity to Team Up for Easier Access to IPOs

July 23, 2014

Fidelity Investments is moving to ensure that its retail customers can get a piece of the action, with initial public offerings continuing to stream out of Wall Street’s pipeline in 2014. The agreement between the Swiss bank and Fidelity comes as US-listed IPOs reach their highest year-to-date levels since 2000. It will give Fidelity’s brokerage […]

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