Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Langdon to leave Hermes GPE as firm chooses NYC over Boston, on the site PE HUB 18 hours, 29 minutes ago
Alternative asset manager Hermes GPE is leaving Boston after only a few years and opening an office in New York as it continues to grow its presence in North America, sources told Buyouts.
Michael Langdon, who […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Upfront Ventures leads $2 mln seed funding in Ferris, on the site PE HUB 18 hours, 57 minutes ago
Upfront Ventures has led a $2 million seed funding round in Ferris, a mobile video company. Allen DeBevoise, founder of Machinima, also participated in the round. Mark Suster, managing partner of Upfront Ventures, […]
Clovis Point Capital has invested $5 million in MediaPro, which provides corporate security, privacy and compliance training. The investment will help MediaPro expand its product and service offerings.
The Riverside Company has added-on e-learning course developer C-Learning to its platform company Learning Seat. The investment will provide new technical capabilities, content development expertise and customers […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Steve Cohen’s family office, Point72, hires Michael Zea, on the site PE HUB 19 hours, 17 minutes ago
Steve Cohen’s family office, Point72 Asset Management, has hired Michael Zea as chief of strategy. Zea will lead Point72’s exploration of new investment areas for deploying the family office’s surplus capital. […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, ORIX USA hires Prospect Capital exec on leveraged finance team, on the site PE HUB 19 hours, 26 minutes ago
ORIX USA has hired Ben Harris as a director focused on business development on the leveraged finance team. Prior to ORIX USA, Harris worked at Prospect Capital and before that, worked in the sponsor finance unit […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Blue Point Capital hires Red Ventures exec as principal, on the site PE HUB 19 hours, 41 minutes ago
Blue Point Capital Partners has hired Brian Castleberry as a principal in the Charlotte office. He was most recently a vice president at Red Ventures. He previously worked as a vice president at Blue Point. The […]
Investec Bank has led an $84 million Series C funding in Jimubox, a Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform based in Beijing. Haitong Kaiyuan Investment Co co-invested alongside Investec. Other participants in the […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, NYC hires four for PE program, even as report shows underperformance, on the site PE HUB 3 days, 20 hours ago
The New York City Retirement System has hired Eneasz Kadziela to replace veteran private equity officer James Del Gaudio, who left in March, according to Eric Sumberg, a spokesman for the city comptroller’s office. Kadziela is one of four professionals to recently join the private markets team, which a report suggests has been falling short of its…[Read more]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Former Bush official’s healthcare fund gets new life with HarbourVest, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 19 hours ago
HarbourVest Partners acquired CalPERS’ stake in a one-investor healthcare fund run by a former George W. Bush Administration official the system decided to offload, three sources confirmed.
HarbourVest acquired […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, PE-backed SunGard to explore possible $10 bln sale: Reuters, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 19 hours ago
Financial technology company SunGard Data Systems Inc is preparing to appoint financial advisers to explore a sale that could value it at as much as $10 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, PSP Investments invests in New Mountain-backed AmWINS, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 19 hours ago
Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board has invested in AmWINS Group, a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services. The investment values AmWINS at an enterprise value of more than […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Roark Capital acquires Driven Brands from Harvest Partners, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 19 hours ago
Roark Capital Group has acquired Driven Brands, a franchise automotive company, from Harvest Partners. Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Driven Brands’ chief executive officer, will continue to lead the business.
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Middle East Venture holds $15 mln first close on Fund II, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 19 hours ago
Middle East Venture Partners has held a first close on $15 million on Middle East Venture Fund II to invest in the region’s tech and mobile businesses. Middle East Venture aims to close the fund in the second […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Hatteras Venture leads $5.6 mln funding in Contego Medical, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 19 hours ago
Hatteras Venture Partners has led a $5.6 million Series B funding in medical device maker Contego Medical. Other participants in the funding round include Mountain Group Partners, Lookout Capital and Medical […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Tony James: Blackstone scales through new ideas, products, on the site PE HUB 1 week ago
Limited partners these days are a finicky bunch.
Investors in alternative assets want different things, and this has driven big firms like Blackstone Group to develop new products tailored to specific […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Bamboo Finance raises $31 mln for investments in low income communities, on the site PE HUB 1 week ago
Bamboo Finance has held a first close on $31 million for its second fund that invests in financial institutions that target areas excluded from global financial services. Bamboo Financial Inclusion Fund II, which […]
Post Oak Energy Capital has made a $150 million commitment to PetroEdge Energy IV, a Houston-headquartered oil and gas company. PetroEdge’s management co-invested alongside Post Oak.
Post Oak […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, CalPERS splashes market with $1 bln private equity portfolio, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 1 day ago
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System shook up the industry earlier this year when it said it would dramatically slash its number of private equity relationships.
Now it appears that CalPERS, which had total assets of $293 billion as of Jan. 31, has started the process of chopping down its bulky private equity portfolio.
It is…[Read more]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Mannion, Miller to move into advisory roles at Summit, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 2 days ago
Two senior executives at Summit Partners will step back from day-to-day activity as the firm moves ahead with fundraising for its next flagship vehicle.
Marty Mannion and Harrison Miller will move into senior […]
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