Brazil’s Aceco TI to Be Acquired by US Private Equity Giant

March 31, 2014

Brazilian data-center firm Aceco TI, is in advanced talks to be acquired by an American multinational private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, according to a person involved in the talks. Aceco TI is valued at around 1.5 billion Brazilian reais ($664 million), according to the person. It is controlled by Brazil’s Nitzan family, while U.S. […]

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Raising $1.5B Fund with Hardly More than a Phone Call

March 28, 2014

Andreessen Horowitz, heavyweight Silicon Valley venture capital firm, is one of the companies that can raise a $1.5 billion fund with hardly more than a phone call to limited partners. The Silicon Valley firm, which has invested in most of the hottest tech startups in recent years, has closed its fourth fund at $1.5 billion, […]

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Billion-Dollar Acquisitions by Venture Capital Firms

March 27, 2014

Propelled by a spate of billion-dollar acquisitions, venture capital firms, already reveling in the most vibrant initial public offering market in more than half a decade. Facebook Inc.’s agreement to buy Oculus VR Inc. this week for as much as $2.3 billion marked the fourth 10-digit deal this year of a venture-backed company. Just nine […]

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Midas Listers Wants More Women in Venture Capital

March 26, 2014

Female venture capitalists are not only a rarity, but the numbers are actually declining, according to the National Venture Capital Association, their last study in 2011 put the number of female investors at 11 percent down from 14 percent in 2008. This year four women made the FORBES Midas List: Mary Meeker (#21) at Kleiner […]

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Samsung Signs Multimillion Dollar Contract with Alpha Wireless

March 25, 2014

Portlaoise-based Alpha Wireless is pleased to announce that secured significant investment from two venture capital funds supported by AIB Bank. The AIB funds are managed by Enterprise Equity Venture Capital which led this round, and ACT Venture Capital. Founded in 2008, Alpha Wireless designs, manufactures and supplies base station antennas for 4G cellular and broadband […]

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TPG-Backed IMS Health Plans IPO Within Two Weeks

March 24, 2014

IMS Health Holdings Inc., backed by TPG Capital Funds LP, is in the final stages of preparing to launch an initial public stock offering, people familiar with the matter told WSJ. IMS, owned by private-equity firms TPG, Leonard Green & Partners LP and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, will soon start a road show […]

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American Private Equity Giants Racing for Kalyan Jewellers’s Stake

March 21, 2014

Apax Partners and Bain Capital, two US-based private equity giants, have joined the race for Kerala-based Kalyan Jewellers minority stake acquisition. According to sources in the know, the company is valued at Rs 15,000 crore. Kalyan Jewellers has annual turnover of Rs 9,400 crore. Earlier, there were reports that funds such as Blackstone, TPG Capital […]

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Vista Reaching $3B Mark for Its Newest Buyout Fund

March 20, 2014

A private equity firm focused on software and technology-enabled businesses Vista Equity Partners, is expecting to reach a $3 billion mark for its newest technology buyout fund later this month, according to Dow Jones. Vista began marketing Vista Equity Partners Fund V LP only in early February, but has quickly garnered investor interest, thanks in […]

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Augmedix Banks $3.2M for Google Glass Medical Boost

March 19, 2014

Augmedix, a service for medical doctors that’s powered by Google Glass, is pleased to announce the raise of $3.2 million in venture capital funding. The announcement comes on an especially busy day for the start-up’s 36 employees, who will begin moving out of the Mission Bay incubator Rock Health and into their own 7,000-square-foot office […]

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Thoma Bravo Backs TravelClick with $930M

March 18, 2014

Thoma Bravo, a Chicago-based private equity firm specializing in investing in middle-market companies, has added the global provider of cloud-based solutions for hotels TravelClick to its portfolio. The deal is expected to close within the next three months. “The acquisition of TravelClick is consistent with Thoma Bravo’s strategy of investing in market leading companies with […]

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