Magma raises $150 mln for Fund IV

Israeli tech firm Magma Venture Partners has closed Magma Venture Capital IV on $150 million. This fund is the successor of Magma’s third fund raised in early 2012.

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This morning read all about why women VC partners are becoming few and far between, Chicago’s MEABF recruiting for a CIO and how syndication networks can work for you.


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In Second Opinion, Computer Sciences is interested in doing an LBO, Shyp is launching in NYC, Ripplewood Holdings stopped being a PE firm a while ago and who will be the next mayor of London.


Vista Equity to buy Tibco Software for $4.3 billion

Business software maker Tibco Software Inc on Sept. 29 said private equity firm Vista Equity Partners would take it private for $4.3 billion in the largest technology buyout this year, according to sister news service Reuters.


Carlyle LPs to share in collusion suit settlement costs: Buyouts

The Carlyle Group’s $115 million settlement of a lawsuit that alleged it colluded with other buyout shops to depress deal prices will be paid through a combination of Carlyle Partners IV fund capital, insurance, balance sheet capital, and contributions from some employees of the firm.

First read sept 23

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Catch up on the latest news after the weekend including the most active PE firm this year, a study into clean tech investing and some insights into state pension fund allocations to alternative assets.

A BlackBerry Passport smartphone is shown at its official launching event in Toronto

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In Second Opinion, Pimco’s executive management committee had been meeting for a week to oust Bill Gross, there have been 200,000 orders for Blackberry’s Passport since its launch Wednesday and Battlestar Galactica is leaving Netflix as of Oct. 1.

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