VC-backed Intellia Therapeutics appoints chief financial and strategy officer

Intellia Therapeutics, a developer of therapeutic products for gene editing and repair, has named Dr. Sapna Srivastava as chief financial and strategy officer. She is a former senior analyst and biotechnology group team leader at Goldman Sachs. Intellia Therapeutics is backed by Atlas Venture and Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.


TPG to take majority of Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil said Monday that TPG Capital is buying a majority holding in the company while Guy Laliberté, Cirque’s founder, will maintain a stake in the business. Fosun Capital Group, owned by Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd., and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will each have a minority. Financial terms weren’t announced but press reports peg the deal at $1.5 billion. Cirque, a theatrical production company, will retain its headquarters in Montréal. Goldman Sachs advised Cirque.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, former Facebook lawyer joins Andreessen Horowitz for new policy group, Etsy is now valued at $4 billion after stock surges 115 percent after IPO debut and e-cigarette use triples among youth.


Insight Venture leads $95 mln Series D funding in Docker, Inc

Insight Venture Partners has led a $95 million Series D funding round in Docker, Inc, an open platform for developers and administrators to build and run applications. Other participants in the funding include Coatue, Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust. Existing investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures also invested in the round.


EQT Infrastructure II to acquire WASH

EQT Infrastructure II Fund has agreed to buy El Segundo, California-based WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, a provider of laundry services to multifamily apartments and universities. The seller is CHS Capital LLC. No financial terms were disclosed. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Bain & Company and KPMG advised EQT Infrastructure II on the deal while Moelis & Company LLC, William Blair & Co and Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised WASH. Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Natixis will provide financing for the transaction.


peHUB Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, GE plans on divesting most of its finance unit as it continues to reorganize, GoDaddy buys marketplace startup Elto and sorry Superman, but Batman is dominating comic book sales on eBay.


PE-backed ProQuest acquires SIPX

ProQuest, which is backed by ABRY Partners and Goldman Sachs, has bought SIPX. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Palo Alto, California, SIPX is a provider of digital course materials that addresses copyright and costs concerns for universities. SIPX’s backers included Mohr Davidow Ventures, XSeed Capital, Stanford University and Ulu Ventures.

Mullin named Chairman of TransUnion’s board

TransUnion said Wednesday that Leo Mullin was elected chairman of its board of directors. Mullin, the retired Chairman and CEO of Delta Air Lines, joined TransUnion’s board in 2012. He currently serves as a senior advisor, on a part-time basis, to Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, the private equity unit at Goldman Sachs.


Warburg Pincus and GTCR to recap Sterigenics

Warburg Pincus and GTCR will recapitalize Sterigenics International, a provider of contract sterilization, gamma technologies and medical isotopes. No financial terms were disclosed. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Jefferies LLC were financial advisors to Sterigenics and GTCR while J.P. Morgan Securities LLC provided additional financial advice to GTCR. Also, JPMorgan will provide debt financing for the recap. Sterigenics is owned by GTCR.

PE HUB Community

Join the 12518 members of PE HUB to make connections, share your opinion, and follow your favorite authors.

Join the Community

Look Who’s Tweeting

PE HUB News Briefs

RSS Feed Widget

VCJ Headlines (subscribers only)

RSS Feed Widget

Buyouts Headlines (subscribers only)

RSS Feed Widget