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DoorDash is set to deliver SoftBank a big hit

Tech-focused Vision Fund poured money into startup in 2018, helping it expand its reach and outpace rivals’ growth

Balderton leads $15m series-A for Vivenu

Balderton Capital has led a $15m round for online ticketing platform Vivenu.

New State Capital picks up overstock, closeout bargains specialist KMS

New State Capital Partners has bought into KMS, a wholesale distributor of closeout, overstock, and factory refurbished merchandise.

PE-backed Sortera acquires Vaihtolava

Summa Equity-backed Finnish recycling company Sortera has acquired transport service Vaihtolava from Vaipurco, a Finnish industrial and construction services supplier.

CAI Capital strikes $125m hard cap in Fund VI final close

Canada's CAI Capital has reached the $125m hard cap for its sixth flagship fundraise.

Alpina sells Modula to PE-backed Aptean

Alpina Partners has sold enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company Modula to Georgia-based Aptean, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, TA Associates and Charlesbank Capital Partners.

BC Partners ups aggressive takeover offer for G4S through Gardaworld to £3.68bn

BC Partners has upped its aggressive takeover offer for UK security business G4S to £3.68bn as its ongoing efforts to buy the company continue.

Earth Capital leads £3m round for Propelair

Earth Capital has led a £3m round for toilet system developer Propelair.

SHS sells Puracon to IK-backed Klingel

Life-sciences-focused investor SHS has sold its stake in medical technology packaging business Puracon to precision machining business Klingel Medical Metal, a portfolio company of IK Investment Partners.

Ace Management leads €20m series-C for EclecticIQ

Ace Management has led a €20m series-C round for Dutch cybersecurity company EclecticIQ.

Livingbridge sells Up Group to Omers-backed Alexander Mann

Livingbridge has sold digital recruitment consultancy The Up Group to trade buyer Alexander Mann Solutions.

New IR head at Sun Capital as firm brings in ex-hedge fund partner Griffin

Sun Capital Partners has hired Kelly Griffin from hedge fund Caxton Associates as its new head of investor relations.

KPS to buy speciality metals producer Hussey Copper from Zohar Funds

The private equity firm will be the latest owner in a corporate history that dates back to 1848

Aberdeen Standard Investments beats infra fundraise goal with €820m final close

Aberdeen Standard Investments has beaten its target for its second core infrastructure fundraise through an €820m final close.

Swiss-based asset management firms grow more positive in their economic outlook

Opalesque Industry Update - Investment experts working at Swiss-based asset management firms are much more positive as regards the outlook for Switzerland 's economy than they were six months ago, according to the latest Swiss…

Net assets of UCITS and AIFs grew by 2.8% to EUR 17.58tn in Q3 2020

Opalesque Industry Update - The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has today published its Quarterly Statistical Release describing the trends in the European investment fund industry in the third quarter of 2020 with…

Livingbridge sells Up Group to Alexander Mann Solutions

Deal is backed by Omers, the private equity arm of Canadian DB pension plan

AEA aquires majority stake in Battery-backed PST

AEA Investors has taken a majority stake in Battery Ventures portfolio company Process Sensing Technologies (PST).

Via Equity sells Profit Software to Volpi

Via Equity and Tesi have sold their stakes in Finnish company Profit Software to UK-based Volpi Capital.

Livingbridge seals Up Group sale to OMERS PE-backed Alexander Mann

UK private equity house Livingbridge has agreed the sale of digital search, advisory and networking firm The Up Group after four years in its portfolio.