private equity firms

Spotify Raises $1 Billion Through Financing Deal

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.

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Rob Mundy opens a new online research platform for investors

Rob Mundy, a former stock research expert, has launched Research Tree, an online investment research platform designed for private investors. With this new achievement, Rob Mundy aims to create a better source of information for online investors.

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Bebe Stores Inc eyes private equity firms for possible sale- sources

Brisbane, Californian-based women's retailer Bebe Stores Inc is thinking of selling the company and is reaching out to private equity firms, according to people interviewed by Reuters.

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Startups in food tech develop products to replace basic staples like eggs

Food-related companies like Hampton Creek Foods are seeing a rise in financial support from private equity firms and angel investors in the past few months to develop plant-based alternatives to food like eggs.

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The lack of female roles in private equity underscores the industry's weakness - report

According to an article by published on Forbes, even senior private equity leaders confirm the need of women in leader roles in order to gain advantage in dealmaking.

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New private equity firms edges KKR, Blackstone and Bain Capital as investors' favorites - report

A shift in demand from big firms like KKR, Blackstone and Bain Capital to midsize firms like HIG Capital, Sentinel Capital and KPS Capital in investors was seen in a recent survey conducted by Preqin.

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Industry insiders say smaller, midmarket firms challenging large private equity companies-report

A Pensions & Investments report said investors now prefer small and midmarket private equity firms like HIG Capital, Sentinel and KPS than large buyout firms.

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Private equity, hedge fund firms seizes opportunities on crumbling infrastructure

Private equity and hedge fund firms had set their sights on placing bets in infrastructure projects, stalled government transportation projects like railways and ports in particular.

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Tech venture firms FirstMark Capital and Atomico raises new funds

Venture capital firms FirstMark Capital and Atomico raised USD225 million and USD476.6 million respectively. Said firms have been known for investments in early stage technology companies.

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Stanford Marine hires bank for London stock market listing

Stanford Marine Groups prepares for its debut in the London stock market, hires heavyweight investment bankers.

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JPMorgan clients, other private equity investors take measures amid possible US default

Clients of private banks and private equity firms had taken steps to ensure themselves just in case the government shutdown would result to a US default.

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Apax Partners acquires Rhiag

Rhiag had entered into definitive agreements for its acquisition by Apax Partners through its Apax Fund.

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Economic turmoil is bad for private equity firms - report

A Bloomberg report said that private equity firms should be wary about purchasing assets during an economic downturn.

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US private equity firms' newest playground is in Africa - report

Several top private equity firms had expressed in a convention that Africa would be seeing an influx of investments in the near future.

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PE firms make profit from children care homes - report

A 52-page report commissioned by UK Education Secretary Michael Gove revealed that some private equity firms and property dealers benefited in excess from child care homes subsidized by the government.

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