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Balderton Capital raises USD400m venture capital fund

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:07

Fried Frank has advised Balderton Capital (Balderton), an early stage venture capital investor, on a new USD400 million VC fund, Balderton VII (the Fund). »

The Foresight Group invests in for aisha

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 09:00

Halal baby food manufacturer for aisha has secured the backing of the Foresight Group, an independent infrastructure and private equity investment firm. »

Gary Paulin, Northern Trust

The third wave: A tipping point for outsourced execution services in the US

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 08:00

By Gary Paulin (pictured), Global Head of Integrated Trading Solutions, Northern Trust Capital Markets – The asset management industry is facing unprecedented pressure from competition, fees, regulatory and compliance challenges, technology costs and shifting product demand. The resulting squeeze on margins is forcing many to lower operating costs and increase scale via consolidation and/or outsourcing.  »

New Water Capital recapitalises two electronics manufacturing services providers

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 14:21

Private equity firm New Water Capital (NWC) has made a significant investment in the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) sector, with the recapitalisation of DataED and Bestronics – two Tier III manufacturers focusing on high-mix, low/medium-volume printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and box builds. »

MyKindaFuture secures GBP2.75m investment from Puma Private Equity

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 14:20

Puma Private Equity (Puma), the private equity division of Puma Investments, has completed a GBP2.75 million investment in MyKindaFuture (MKF). »

SKCP Catalyst Fund I hits USD400m hard cap in four months

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 14:16

SK Capital Partners (SK Capital), a private investment firm focused on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, has held the final close of SKCP Catalyst Fund I (SK Catalyst I) at its hard cap, with limited partner capital commitments of USD400 million. »

LawnStarter raises USD10.5m from Edison Partners

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 14:15

LawnStarter, an on-demand platform for outdoor services, has secured a USD10.5 million growth investment from growth investor Edison Partners. »

PE industrial holdings face challenges despite market growth, says new Boyden report

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 14:11

Private equity involvement in the industrials sector has entered a more complicated era, albeit in a prosperous time overall, as firms compete for deals, board and executive talent, and face shifting markets and regulation. »

Epic Games acquires GP Bullhound-backed Quixel

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 14:00

Epic Games has acquired Quixel, the creator of a photogrammetry asset library and bundled toolset. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »

Angular Ventures closes oversubscribed USD41m institutional seed fund for European and Israeli enterprise and deep tech startups

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 10:58

Angular Ventures has closed its debut fund, which will invest in early-stage deep technology enterprise companies with global expansion plans based in Europe and Israel, at USD41 million in capital commitments. »


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