Guggenheim Partners-backed CardCash.com acquires Plastic Jungle assets

CardCash.com, which is backed by Guggenheim Partners, has bought the assets of Plastic Jungle, a former gift card marketplace that was based in San Mateo, Calif. No financial terms were disclosed. According to terms of the transaction, CardCash.com will acquire Plastic Jungle’s technology infrastructure, business partnerships and domain name, PlasticJungle.com.


NTE Energy nabs funding from Capital Dynamics and Wattage Finance

NTE Energy has secured an undisclosed investment from Capital Dynamics and Wattage Finance, which is backed by an affiliate of Guggenheim Partners. Whitehall Capital Markets was financial advisor on the transaction. According to the firm, the funding will be used for three natural gas power plants under development. NTE Energy is a power developer and energy services provider.


Napier Park hires MD

Napier Park said Tuesday that it has named Dan Kittredge as a managing director for the firm’s private equity group Napier Park Financial Partners. Previously, Kittredge worked at Security Benefit Corp., a Guggenheim Partners affiliate, where he was vice president of investments.


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Regulators Put Chill on U.S. Private-Equity Insurance Deals

Regulators are reviewing the sale of annuity businesses to private equity firms, worried that such sales put annuity customers at risk, Reuters reports. The scrutiny has delayed the sale of Sun Life‘s annuity business to Guggenheim Partners and could delay Aviva‘s sale of its annuity business to Athene, Reuters says.


Binary Event Network Gets Growth Capital from Guggenheim, Cinnober and Broadhaven

Guggenheim Partners, Cinnober Financial Technology and Broadhaven Capital Partners have provided initial growth capital to Binary Event Network. Financial terms were not announced. New York-based Binary Event Network provides technology that allows consumers to view sporting events and bet on them (but no money changes hands, a spokeswoman says). BEN will use the investment to launch TradeSports.

Investor Group to Purchase Dick Clark Productions from RedZone Capital Management

Guggenheim Partners, Mandalay Entertainment, and Mosaic Media Investment Partners announced last week that they are purchasing Dick Clark Productions from RedZone Capital Management, the private equity firm controlled by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, though a report in the L.A. Times suggested its price tag was close to […]

Silverman Jumps to Guggenheim Partners from Apollo Global

Guggenheim Partners said Thursday it named Henry Silverman to be a senior advisor and vice chairman of its investment management business effective March 16. He will be based in New York. Silverman joins from Apollo Global Management, where he was a director and vice chairman of the board as well as a member of the executive committee. […]

TastemakerX Raises $1.8 Mln

TastemakerX has raised $1.8 million in funding. Investors include Guggenheim Partners, Baseline Ventures, True Ventures, AOL Ventures and Tekton Ventures. The company has also attracted Internet and music industry advisors John Battelle, Marc Geiger, Ian Rogers, Paul Bricault and Ted Rheingold and angel investors Andrew Anker, Mich Mathews, Michael Kassan and Mike McGinley. TastemakerX is […]

Blavatnik’s Access wins Warner Music for $3.3 bln

Access Industries is buying Warner Music Group in a $3.3 billion deal. Access, which is paying $8.25 a share, beat out a bid from Tom and Alec Gores’ Platinum Equity/Gores Group. Access also trumped an offer from Sony whcih partnered with Guggenheim Partners and investor Ron Perelman. Goldman Sachs and AGM Partners advised Warner, while Credit Suisse and UBS served as financial advisors to Access.

Exelon Adds Drew Ierardi as Portfolio Manager

Publicly traded energy company Exelon Corp. has named Drew Ierardi to the post of portfolio manager for private market investments. Ierardi was formerly an associate at Guggenheim Partners, where he served in the hedge fund group. He has worked previously in various roles at Morgan Creek Capital Management and Cambridge Associates.

PE-backed iQor Buys BPO Firm, Adds Financing

New York-based iQor Holdings has acquired business process outsourcing company RMS. Financial terms of the deal were not released. In addition to the acquisition, iQor also raised an undisclosed amount of funding from its majority shareholder Huntsman Gay Global Capital, and from Citi Venture Capital International and Starr International Company. Chicago-based Guggenheim Partners provided debt financing. RMS is based in Bethlehem, Penn.

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