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GA takes big stake in Too Faced Cosmetics

General Atlantic is acquiring a majority stake in Too Faced Cosmetics, a global beauty brand, from Weston Presidio. As part of General Atlantic’s investment, beauty industry veteran Ken Stevens will join Too Faced Cosmetics as chairman. Andrew Crawford and Andrew Ferrer, both of General Atlantic, are also joining the company’s board. Too Faced Cosmetics’ founders and senior leaders will retain significant ownership in the company.

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General Atlantic promotes five

General Atlantic has promoted Graves Tompkins to managing director and Chris Caulkin, Tony Li, Peter Munzig and Paul Stamas to principal. Tompkins and Stamas are based in New York while Caulkin, Li and Munzig are working in the firm’s London, Hong Kong and Palo Alto, Calif. offices, respectively.

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First Read helps you through the post-holiday hangover with news tech purchases on Black Friday shoot up despite declining retail sales, the Supreme Court will consider Facebook threats case and Twitter plans to peek at your apps to serve you targeted ads.

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General Atlantic invests in SAS

SAS Sistema de Ensino has received an undisclosed investment from General Atlantic. Based in Brazil, SAS is a learning systems provider.

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General Atlantic’s CLEAResult agrees to buy APT

CLEAResult, a portfolio company of General Atlantic, has agreed to acquire Applied Proactive Technologies. No financial terms were disclosed. Headquartered in Springfield, Mass., APT is a maker of energy efficiency consumer products programs and services.

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