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VC houses help stock ownership app Bumped to $14.4m Series A round

Bumped, which aims to transform everyday spending of consumers into stock ownership, has netted $14.4m in its Series A.

Private equity firms forced to wait for giant Ant Technology Group IPO after regulators suspend listing

Private equity-backed Ant Technology Group’s public listing was expected to be the biggest IPO ever, but now Chinese regulators have suspended the stock market debut.

Clearlake looks to buy into Warburg, Goldman Sachs-backed Endurance International in $3bn deal

Clearlake Capital has agreed to pick up Warburg Pincus and Goldman Sachs PE-backed web hosting business Endurance International in a $3bn take-private deal.

CD&R said to eye take-private of German’s Bilfinger, share price values company at about €880m

Germany industrial construction and engineering business Bilfinger has reported picked up private equity interest from Clayton Dubilier & Rice over a potential buyout.

Masmovil’s €2.96bn PE buyout moves nearer after enough stockholders give support to deal

A trio of private equity majors have moved a step closer to taking over listed Spanish telecoms operator MasMovil after the owners of more than half its shares gave the green light to the buyout.

Baring Private Equity Asia seals Virtusa take-private at about $2bn valuation

Baring Private Equity Asia has agreed a buyout of digital engineering and IT specialist Virtusa in a deal which values the business at about $2bn.

KKR-backed Germany defence business Hensholdt preps for IPO, could hit €3.5bn value including debt

KKR-backed German defence supplier Hensoldt is reportedly eyeing up to a €3.5bn valuation after filing to float on the Frankfurt stock exchange later this month.

MBK Partners said to enter Car Inc takeover talks after Luckin Coffee accounting scandal impacts share price

Asian private equity major MBK Partners is reportedly in talks for a take-private buyout of China's top car rental business Car Inc, which could value the company at up to $850m.

ICE swoops on Thoma Bravo’s Ellie May in $11bn buyout to score powerful return for PE firm

US private equity house Thoma Bravo has scored a powerful return through the quick sale of mortgage finance platform Ellie May to ICE, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange.

Apollo’s Rackspace IPO values company at $4.18bn, below PE firm’s 2016 take-private valuation

Apollo Global has seen a disappointing IPO for portfolio business Rackspace value the business at about $4.18bn - less than the company's $4.3bn valuation when Apollo took it private four years ago.

Apollo-backed home security company ADT sees shares soar after Google agrees stake buy

Apollo Global-backed home security business ADT saw its valuation surge past $14bn after Google revealed it was buying a 6.6% stake in the company.

FinTech unicorn Robinhood reaches $8.3bn valuation after huge extra capital influx in latest round

FinTech unicorn Robinhood has more than doubled its latest investment round thanks to an extra $320m of capital - pushing its valuation to an enormous $8.3bn.

Royalty-free music, images subscription business Artlist gets KKR investment

Global private equity major heavyweight KKR has invested in royalty-free licensed music provider Artlist.

Storyblocks gets Great Hill backing amid coronavirus-based demand surge

Private equity house Great Hill Partners has agreed to buy subscription-based stock media company Storyblocks.

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