PE Tech Report

Media & Telecoms

CreaTech startup Octaive raises GBP500k in angel investment round

London-based conversational media platform Octaive has raised GBP500k in an angel investment round. Backed by high profile industry leaders, the funding round is the first external investment by the two year old creative technology startup, which has seen revenues more than double in the past year. Octaive’s ‘conversational media’ technology

TPG Real Estate Partners to acquire majority stake in Studio Babelsberg

TPG Real Estate Partners (TREP), the dedicated real estate equity investment platform of alternative asset firm TPG, has signed an agreement to acquire a significant stake in Studio Babelsberg.  TREP will acquire the stake from Studio Babelsberg’s main shareholder, Filmbetriebe Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, which is controlled by Dr Carl L

LDC backs Wifinity

Mid-market private equity firm LDC has backed the buyout of Wifinity, a fast-growing wireless internet service provider, to support its UK expansion. Wifinity specialises in providing reliable, high-speed broadband to customers on campuses and other multi-dwelling sites, such as student and key worker accommodation and holiday parks. Based in Kingston

Pixieset secures growth investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity

Pixieset Media (Pixieset), a Vancouver-based software solutions provider for photographers and creative professionals, has secured a growth investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), an entrepreneur-centric growth equity firm exclusively focused on software and information services companies.  In conjunction with the transaction, Martin Angert, Managing Director at SGE, has joined Pixieset’s

Oakley Capital invests in contextual advertising specialist Seedtag

Oakley Capital’s Oakley Capital Origin Fund (Origin Fund) is investing USD35 million to acquire a minority stake in Seedtag, a specialist in contextual advertising in EMEA and Latin America. Founded in Madrid in 2014, Seedtag helps brands and agencies to deliver digital advertising that is directly relevant to the content

APG takes 16.7 per cent stake in SiFi

APG Group – acting on behalf of its Dutch pension fund clients – has signed an agreement to strengthen its existing partnership with SiFi Networks America Limited (SiFi) by acquiring a 16.7 per cent direct stake in the Company and establishing a joint venture (Fibre JV) to rollout open-access fibre-to-the-home

Centre Partners invests in Midwest Mobility Solutions

Centre Partners, a middle market private equity firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, has completed a recapitalisation of Midwest Mobility Solutions (MMS), a leading National Authorised Retailer for AT&T.  The co-founders of the business, Matt Sharrak and Nash Khami, will continue to maintain a significant ownership stake

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