Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Sofinnova Ventures beats Fund IX target with $500 mln, on the site PE HUB 12 hours, 21 minutes ago
Sofinnova Ventures has closed its ninth fund on its $500 million hard cap, beating its original target of $425 million, the firm announced.
Sofinnova Venture Partners IX LP was in fundraising for about five […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Vanedge Capital leads $3.5 mln funding in Privacy Analytics, on the site PE HUB 12 hours, 49 minutes ago
Vanedge Capital has led a $3.5 million funding round in Privacy Analytics Inc., which provides data anonymization services. Vanedge joins BDC IT Venture Fund and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research as […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Exclusive: Blackstone-backed Patria beats Fund V target with $1.75 bln, on the site PE HUB 1 day, 11 hours ago
Patria Investimentos, backed by The Blackstone Group, has closed its fifth private equity fund on $1.75 billion, beating its original $1.5 billion target, according to a person with knowledge of the […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Dowsing for financial doom in the private equity secondary market, on the site PE HUB 2 days, 11 hours ago
Are signals of a market correction evident in the private equity secondary market?
Some private equity limited partners have been “de-risking” their illiquid portfolios, according to a fresh first-half pricing report from Cogent Partners.
They are taking advantage of the sky-high pricing environment to get premium amounts for their LP…[Read more]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Blackstone brings next TacOpps fund to market amid huge fundraising, on the site PE HUB 5 days, 10 hours ago
The Blackstone Group is back in the market with its “second generation” Tactical Opportunities vehicle, essentially a separate account vehicle that combines smaller single LP mandates in a commingled fund with large tailored accounts for big investors.
Tony James, Blackstone’s president, said on a call with the media Thursday the Tactical…[Read more]
Jim Clark has led a $20 million Series B funding round in Ibotta, Inc., a retail shopping app that gives users cash back when they shop. Clark has joined Ibotta’s board of directors.
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, GTCR agrees to buy Cole-Parmer Instrument Co. for $480 mln, on the site PE HUB 5 days, 11 hours ago
GTCR has agreed to acquire the Cole-Parmer Instrument Company, which makes specialty laboratory equipment, for $480 million. GTCR is buying the company from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. GTCR will invest in the […]
Yukon Partners has provided subordinated debt and equity in Schryver Medical, Inc., which provides mobile imaging diagnostics, clinical laboratory services, oxygen therapy and durable medical equipment rental. […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Ares Management agrees to buy National Veterinary Associates, on the site PE HUB 5 days, 11 hours ago
Ares Management has agreed to acquire the parent company of National Veterinary Associates, a private owner of independent freestanding veterinary hospitals in the U.S. Ares will acquire the business from Summit […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Helion Ventures leads $6.5 mln Series A funding in Workspot, on the site PE HUB 5 days, 11 hours ago
Helion Ventures has led a $6.5 million Series A funding in Workspot, which provides ways for mobile workforces to access business applications and data from any mobile device. Other investors in the funding round […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Deerfield Management provides $4.5 mln in funding to Epion Health, on the site PE HUB 5 days, 11 hours ago
Deerfield Management Company has provided $4.5 million in Series A funding in Epion Health, which provides an iPad-based, digital check-in and patient engagement platform used in healthcare facilities. The funding […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Committed Advisors closes second fund on €500 mln hard cap, on the site PE HUB 5 days, 11 hours ago
Secondaries firm Committed Advisors has closed its second fund at its hard cap of 500 million euros. Committed Advisors Secondary Fund II was targeting 400 million euros. Investors include endowments, family […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Reply SpA invests $5 mln in wearable tech firm Sensoria, on the site PE HUB 5 days, 12 hours ago
Reply SpA has provided $5 million in Series A funding to Sensoria, Inc., a wearable technology company. Reply SpA will acquire a 20 percent stake in Sensoria.
Sensoria Inc., a leading wearable […]
Yesterday was one of the busiest news days we at First Read can remember:
Someone shot down a Malaysian Airlines flight, with 298 people on board, over Ukraine using a sophisticated surface-to-air missile […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Private equity LPs received most-ever distributions last year: report, on the site Canada 6 days, 8 hours ago
Limited partners in U.S.-based private equity funds received the largest total of distributions last year in the history of the Cambridge Associates benchmark. Investors in U.S. venture capital funds also received […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, CalPERS ‘evaluating options’ for healthcare partnership, on the site PE HUB 6 days, 11 hours ago
The year 2007 was a heady time. I can remember working in New York City during those years when jobs were all over the place and everyone seemed to be making money. One company I worked for sponsored monthly bar nights for all employees.
Having never truly experienced a downturn (as a working professional), I kind of thought it was normal that…[Read more]
Greycroft Partners has promoted Kamran Ansari to principal. Ansari has worked to develop Greycroft’s financial technology practice and played important roles in several deals, including three that exited in the […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Darwin Ventures names Merchant e-Solutions executive Jadallah partner, on the site PE HUB 6 days, 12 hours ago
Darwin Ventures has named Charlie Jadallah a partner. Jadallah was a founder and executive vice president at Merchant e-Solutions working in business development, bank sales and corporate development. He also […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Cambridge: Private equity LPs received most-ever distributions last year, on the site PE HUB 6 days, 12 hours ago
Limited partners in private equity funds received the largest total of distributions last year in the history of the Cambridge Associates benchmark. LPs in venture capital funds received the second largest payout […]
Secondaries sellers reaping big prices for their limited partner stakes on the private equity secondaries market can, in part, thank the Federal Reserve.
Because of low interest rates, access to cheap credit […]
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