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KKR invests $100M in Dublin helicopter leasing business

New York, US-based private equity firm KKR Financial Holdings will invest over $100 million in Dublin, Ireland-based helicopter unit of Lease Corporation International (LCI) to support the latter's growth plans.

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New York storytelling platform Contently pockets $9M in Series B funding

New York, US-based storytelling platform Contently raised $9 million in a Series B funding to expand its advertising enterprise tools and ensure that its journalists are equipped with important publishing tools.

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Dallas female-focused crowdfunding platform MoolaHoop acquires Lucky Ant

Dallas, US-based female-focused crowdfunding platform MoolaHoop acquires New York-based small business crowdfunding site Lucky Ant for an undisclosed sum to facilitate easier management of crowdfunding campaigns.

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IFC invests in US submarine cable operator Seaborn Networks

World Bank Group member International Finance Corporation (IFC) invested an undisclosed amount in US-based submarine fiber optic cable system developer and operator Seaborn Network Holdings LLC.

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Charter slams Time Warner execs over "failed" operating plan

While pushing for an acquisition deal, Charter Communications slammed the executives of New York, US-based cable operator Time Warner Cable for a "failed" operating plan resulting in low customer satisfaction ranking.

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US apparel retailer Aeropostale approaches private equity firms to explore exit -Bloomberg

New York, US-based clothes retailer Aeropostale Inc contacted private equity groups amid pressure from investors to sell itself, according to sources cited in a Bloomberg report.

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Facebook snaps up New York conversation service startup Branch Media

Social media giant Facebook acquired New York, US-based social conversations platform Branch Media in a deal reportedly worth $15 million to form a Facebook Conversations group.

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Groupon grabs New York flash fashion site Ideeli in $43M cash deal

Chicago-based daily deals firm Groupon purchased New York-based flash fashion site Ideeli in a deal valued at $43 million in cash in a bid to compete with Amazon and other retail businesses.

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NBC Universal picks up minority stake in New York startup NowThis News

New York, US-based news giant NBCUniversal News Group announced a minority investment in mobile video news startup NowThisNews to co-produce original short news videos for social sites.

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New York's Virtu Financial files confidential IPO documents -sources

New York, US-based electronic trading firm Virtu Financial Inc filed confidential documents for an initial public offering (IPO), according to sources familiar with the situation.

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FXCM in talks to buy assets of struggling high-speed trader Infinium

Foreign-exchange broker Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) said it was in talks with high-speed trader Infinium Capital Management to buy its assets. FXCM last year bought a $12 million note issued by the struggling high-speed trader.

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Apollo raises biggest private equity fund since US financial crisis

New York, US-based firm Apollo Global Management LLC announced on Thursday that it had raised $17.5 billion for the Apollo Investment Fund VIII, the largest private equity fund raised since the financial crisis.

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New York's CAN Capital scores $33M in funding round

New York, US-based small and medium business (SMB) capital provider CAN Capital scored $33 million in a funding round co-led by Meritech Capital Partners and Accel Partners.

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AMP Capital completes $100M debt financing in US power plant

Sydney, Australia-based investment manager AMP capital invested $100 million in subordinated financing for the fully operational Astoria Project Partners power plant in New York, USA.

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Chinese tycoon Chen Guangbiao dials back New York Times bid, admits offer faces obstacles

Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao has dialed back his bid to acquire The New York Times Co. over a week after making his interest public, saying that the level of difficulty is great. Times chairman Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. recently said that the prestigious media company is not for sale.

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