Music streaming company Spotify raises $ 1 billion deal through financing in the form of convertible debt. TPG rounded the funds together with Dragoneer along with other institutional investors. The deal placed by Goldman Sachs is expected to close on April 2.
Yahoo potential buyers only have until April 11 to submit their bid. Along with the proposed amount are details on how the purchase would be financed, conditions or approvals to be met and what important foundation to make by deciding to push through with a deal. Verizon and Time Inc. already shown interest to acquire Yahoo’s core business the past few months.
Israel is witnessing an increasing number of new venture capital (VC) firms coming up. The country registered an inflow of $665 million VC funding during the first two months of the year. Unfazed with the recent market crash, the funds inflows continue for Israel startups.
Black Bear Diner had secured an investment from private equity fund PWP Growth Equity. The financial backing will be allocated to expand growth and coverage in new and existing markets. The restaurant plans to add new locations and grow to 155 restaurants in the U.S while retaining its unique concept.
Silicon Valley-based private co-investment platform F50 has the launched beta version of co-investment Syndication Platform. F50 facilitates both the online and offline transactions for investors and startups. It doesn't charge a transaction fee to founders.
Enumeral Biomedical Holdings announced that it had completed a merger between the company and its subsidiary, Cerulean Group, Inc. Along with the news of the merger, the company also announced the conclusion of its private placement financing, which raised $21.5 million.
Attensity, a company that identifies conversation on social media and other channels, is infused with $90 million in equity financing by an undisclosed international private equity fund.
San Francisco, US-based peer-to-peer lending marketplace pioneer Prosper raised $70 million in a funding round led by private equity firm Francisco Partners to build its business and fuel its growth.
Business Development Corporation of America invested $30 million in the first external funding round of digital ad company CPXi which provides programmatic ad-buying services,TechCrunch reported.
The One World Doll Project, a subsidiary of One World Holdings Inc, secured a capital infusion of $500,000 from a New Mexico-based private equity investor, a statement about the funding said.
Music education college Detroit Institute of Music Education Inc received a $3 million investment from private equity firm Beringea, a statement about the funding said.
Italian website design service startup Flazio, backed by Zernike Meta Venture, allows users to create a website by using the content of their Facebook page, TechCrunch reported.
Duet Group, an alternative asset manager based in the HK, has backed two food companies in Ghana with a $50 million growth capital, a statement about the funding said.
Beijing, China-based outbound visa service ByeCity received $20 million in its Series B funding from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Chinese private equity firm CBC Capital.