Chris Meyn, who led the private equity team at Gávea Investimentos, has stepped down months after the firm closed its fifth fund on about $1.1 billion.
Meyn confirmed his departure to Buyouts and said he left to spend time with his family and plan out his next move. He will likely stay in the investing world, he said.
“I will do something on…[Read more]
Darron Anderson, the chief executive officer of oilfield services company Express Energy Services, which was acquired by Apollo Global Management last year, has resigned, a source said.
Anderson’s departure, […]
Lisa Calhoun, founder of Valor Ventures, walked about 30 blocks through 90-degree heat in mid-town Manhattan to meet me and explain the opportunity she sees in the venture world’s gender imbalance.
Calhoun was on a tour of New York City for a few days in August, shopping the debut fund of her Atlanta-based firm Valor Ventures. The fund, called…[Read more]
One thing I love about a newsroom is the spontaneous debates that spring up among reporters and editors. It’s part of the energy of a place where everyone’s job is to ferret out the most relevant facts and have a […]
Veteran limited partner Michael Beblo, 62, director of alternative investments at the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System, died after heart surgery on August 2, a spokeswoman for the pension system […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Owl Ventures leads $10 mln Series B funding in DreamBox Learning, on the site PE HUB 6 days, 6 hours ago
Owl Ventures led a $10 million Series B funding in online learning platform DreamBox Learning. Tao Capital Partners also participated in the funding. Tory Patterson, co-founder and managing partner of Owl […]
LDC has sold its investment in oil and gas engineering business Bifold Group to Rotork for 125 million pounds. The transaction generated a 2.4x money return for LDC.
Leading mid-market private […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Buyouts Snapshot: Trive Capital sees strong demand for second fund, on the site PE HUB 1 week ago
Trive Capital is moving quickly through fundraising on its sophomore investment vehicle that is targeting up to $500 million for complex situations and corporate carve-outs in the lower middle market, according to two people with knowledge of the firm.
“They’re basically oversubscribed,” said one of the people, an LP who has heard the fund…[Read more]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Connecticut searches for private equity head after Purcell departs, on the site PE HUB 1 week ago
The Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds is on the lookout for an investment professional to oversee private equity and alternative investments after the departure of Terrence Purcell.
Purcell, principal […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Formation 8 Hardware Fund leads $7 mln funding in Augury, on the site PE HUB 1 week ago
Formation 8 Hardware Fund led a $7 million Series A funding round in Augury, a predictive machine diagnostics company. Other investors in the funding include Pritzker Group Venture Capital, as well as existing […]
Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has agreed to acquire endurance race event brand IRONMAN from Providence Equity Partners for an equity value of about $650 million. Wanda Group will assume IRONMAN’s […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, H.I.G. races through fundraising on debut LatAm fund, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 1 day ago
H.I.G. Capital is moving at a quick pace through its debut Latin American fund, and expects to be wrapped up this year, according to three people with knowledge of the fundraising.
H.I.G. Brazil & Latin America […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, TCP Venture Capital leads $5.7 mln funding in Link Labs, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 1 day ago
TCP Venture Capital led a $5.7 million funding round in Link Labs, which develops low-power, wide-area network technologies for the Internet of Things. Other investors in the funding include Maryland Venture Fund, […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Google Ventures leads $6 mln Series A funding in Resolution Games, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 1 day ago
Google Ventures led a $6 million Series A funding round in virtual reality games studio Resolution Games. Other investors in the funding include Creandum, Initial Capital, Bonnier Growth Media and Partech […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Blumberg, RPM Ventures lead $6 mln funding in Able, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 1 day ago
Blumberg Capital and RPM Ventures led a $6 million Series A funding round in Able, which provides loans and connects small businesses into a network of borrowers. Other investors in the funding include […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Audax, Moelis complete sale of Quest Construction Products, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 1 day ago
Audax Private Equity and Moelis Capital Partners have completed the sale of Quest Construction Products, the remaining division of Quest Specialty Chemicals, Inc., to Building Materials Corporation of America. […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, North Bridge leads $25 mln investment in Spoonflower, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 1 day ago
North Bridge Growth Equity led a $25 million investment in Spoonflower, which provides on-demand digital printing of custom fabric, wallpaper and gift wrapping. Bull City Venture Partners participated in the […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Aequitas Capital expands capital markets capabilities with two hires, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 1 day ago
Aequitas Capital has expanded its capital markets team. The firm hired Jeff Mazer, a former Bank of America Merrill Lynch executive, as senior managing director of capital markets and treasury. He will be […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Investor group buys LP stakes in Palamon funds, commits new capital, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 1 day ago
Adams Street Partners, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, PGGM and the Rothschild Merchant Banking Group bought LP stakes in Palamon European Equity Funds I and II as part of a tender offer process. The investor group […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Alaska Permanent Fund feels warmth from private equity, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 2 days ago
Private equity drove returns at the Alaska Permanent Fund, which generated an overall return of 4.9 percent in fiscal 2015 ended June 30, according to a statement from the sovereign fund outlining preliminary figures.
Private equity gained 16.5 percent during the fiscal year after fees and expenses, the Permanent Fund said in the statement.…[Read more]
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