The Venture Backed Company ChargePoint Raises $110M in Funding

November 11, 2014

With the raise of $110 million, a venture-backed company that makes charging stations and software for electric vehicles ChargePoint Inc. is dipping its toes into the home, with the launch of a program in conjunction with a solar installer to help it gain traction in users’ garages. ChargePoint Inc., a company that makes charging stations […]

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Two Private Equity Firms are Buying Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals for $1.525B in Cash

November 10, 2014

Two private equity firms are buying Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Belgium pharmaceutical company that delivers the product solutions and dedicated customer service needed, for a total cash consideration of $1.525 billion from UCB. Advent International and Avista Capital Partners have both long specialized in pharma and other healthcare investments. As part of the deal, […]

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Riverwood Capital Raises $1.25B for Its Fund II

November 7, 2014

A globally-focused private equity firm that invests in high-growth businesses in the technology and services industries Riverwood Capital, has raised the amount of $1.25 billion for its newest fund entitled Riverwood Capital Partners II. Riverwood Capital Partners II may have even collected a bit above the cap according to Reuters, which cited two people familiar […]

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Spain’s Biggest Frozen Food Retailer Secures €30M in Investment from Private Equity Firm

November 6, 2014

La Sirena, Spain’s biggest frozen food retailer, has been acquired by a British private equity house OpCapita’s consumer opportunities fund for the amount of €30 million. La Sirena – the Spanish word for mermaid – operates 237 stores in Spain, mostly small format stores in city centres and commercial districts. OpCapita will own 100 per […]

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Three Arizona Health IT Firms Score $6.92M in Venture Capital Funding during Q3

November 5, 2014

During the Third-Quarter three Arizona health IT firms raised the amount of $6.92 million in venture capital funding, putting Arizona near the bottom of the list of VC funding nationwide. According to a VC funding report by Mercom Capital Group LLC, an Austin-based global communications and consulting firm, the health-care IT sector attracted $956 million […]

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Versant Ventures Secures Over $25M in Investment from Bayer HealthCare

November 4, 2014

Versant Ventures, a leading healthcare venture capital firm that specializes in early-stage investments, has secured more than $25 million in investment from Bayer HealthCare in its newly formed “Versant Venture Capital V.” Versant’s fund management team maintains full decision making rights as to investments in portfolio companies. “Versant Ventures has an excellent track record promoting […]

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Marc Andreessen becomes Silicon Valley’s Most Prominent Investor

November 3, 2014

According to source, Marc Andreessen, a co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm founded in July 2009, has become one of the most prominent investors in Silicon Valley. His venture-capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, was among the early investors in Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc., bet on Skype ahead of its acquisition by Microsoft Corp. […]

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TPG Holds Majority Stake in Brad Pitt’s Management Agency

October 31, 2014

TPG, a leading global private investment firm with $66 billion of capital under management founded in 1992, holds a majority stake in Brad Pitt’s management agency. In a reported $225 million transaction, TPG owns 53 percent of Creative Artists Agency, a sports and talent company based in Los Angeles. Its star-studded clientele includes actors such […]

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Blackstone Group’s Third-Quarter Profit Jumps 46%

October 17, 2014

An American multinational private equity The Blackstone Group L.P. announced that its profits rose 46 percent during the third-quarter, as the private equity firm reaped gains selling share of companies it owns. The New York company on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $251 million, or 41 cents a share, up from $171 million, or 29 […]

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Brainly Scores $9M in Series A and Eyes U.S. Expansion

October 16, 2014

General Catalyst Partners, a venture capital firm that makes early-stage and growth equity investments, has led a $9 million in series A round for Brainly, the world’s largest social learning network designed to allow students to help each other with schoolwork. Previous and new investors, including Point Nine Capital, Learn Capital, and Runa Capital, also […]

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