FountainVest Partners acquires controlling stake in KSS

FountainVest Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have made an undisclosed investment in Key Safety Systems. As a result of the transaction, FountainVest Partners not only joins Crestview Partners and KSS management as an owner of KSS but has become its largest shareholder. Goldman Sachs and UBS Investment Bank  advised KSS on the deal while Citigroup served as an advisor to FountainVest. Headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, KSS is a maker of car safety components.

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Big data analytics firm Guavus fetches $20 mln

Guavus has received $20 million in funding. The investors included Artiman Ventures, Sofinnova Ventures, Intel Capital, SingTel Innov8, Investor Growth Capital, QuestMark Partners and Goldman Sachs. Based in San Mateo, Calif., Guavus is a provider of big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence.

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Top 10 posts: private equity

Trending in private equity news this week: Chicago Growth alums round up $350 million for new effort, TA is hungry for SkinnyPop, and Dyal Capital is looking for a PE senior associate.

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peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Verizon claims it’s not in talks to set up another app store, even a former mob boss doesn’t trust Wall Street and Vine is finally letting users import video from their phone.

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GTCR completes Cole-Parmer acquisition

GTCR said Monday that it has closed its buy of Cole-Parmer from Thermo Fisher. No financial terms were disclosed; however, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs provided financing for the deal. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, Cole-Parmer is a maker of specialty laboratory equipment, instruments and supplies.

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Mobile security company Lookout pulls in $150 million

San Francisco-based mobile security firm Lookout has closed $150 million in funding. T. Rowe Price Associates-managed funds led the round with participation from Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Wellington Management Company, Goldman Sachs, Bezos Expeditions, Mithril Capital Management, Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, Index Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. Allen & Company served as financial advisor on this transaction.

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Sterigenics closes $826 mln buy of Nordion

Sterigenics International said Wednesday it has closed its $826 million buy of Nordion. Ottawa-based Nordion provides products and services for the health science sector. Jefferies advised Nordion, while Goldman, Sachs & Co. served as financial advisor to Sterigenics. Sterigenics is a portfolio company of GTCR.

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