PA Group sells weather business to MeteoGroup

PA Group, the parent company of the Press Association, has signed an agreement to sell its weather business MeteoGroup to global growth investment firm General Atlantic. MeteoGroup provides weather services for corporate, industrial, media and consumer markets including key sectors such as transport, marine and energy.

TriNet files for proposed IPO

TriNet, a provider of a comprehensive human resources solution for small to medium-sized businesses, has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. General Atlantic is a backer of the company.

Box Chooses SDL to Accelerate International Growth

SDL has been selected by UK-based Box, a provider of online storage and collaboration software, as its preferred partner to expand into new international markets. Box is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners and U.S. Venture Partners and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP.

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General Atlantic Takes In $900 Million In Capital, Seeks Growth Firms

General Atlantichas made a name for itself by taking stakes in high profile firms ranging from social media giant Facebook to women’s clothing brand Tory Burch. General Atlantic recently made Form D filings indicating an influx of $623 million but that total is actually $900 million, a source tells Buyouts.

Box Adds to Team with Senior Sales Appointments

Box has hired four senior sales professionals to its team. Jim Priestley joins as senior vice president of sales; Stephen Morse joins as vice president of global sales engineering; Ryan Martin as vice president of platform sales; and Scott Hebert as vice president of vertical industry sales. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP.

General Atlantic Expands India Team

General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, has strengthened and expanded its investment team in India with several new hires. Under the leadership of Sandeep Naik, who joined the firm as a managing director and head of the firm’s Mumbai, India office in late 2012, GA’s India team now includes eight full-time investment professionals and two advisory directors.

Xiabu Xiabu Dealt in Secondary PE Transaction

General Atlantic LLC will acquire the shares held by Actis in Xiabu Xiabu, the Chinese bar-style hotspot brand. Specifics of the deal were not publicized. Xiabu has over 300 restaurants in places like Hebei, Liaoning and Shanghai.

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