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‘Dumb money’ and other myths about corporate venture capital

GUEST: After almost a decade in corporate venture capital, I’ve concluded that my world is highly misunderstood in the venture and startup ecosystem. CVC is a large and growing player in the venture industry. According to CB Insights, corporate VC firms invested $18 billion in North America in 2015, which is roughly 25 percent of all venture investments […]

Everything you need to know about corporate venture capital in Europe

GUEST: Corporate venture capital (CVC) is an investment by a corporate (fund) into external startups in order to make a financial return or to gain a competitive advantage. CVC is a polarizing subject and opinions are divided. Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures believes that it’s evil and corporates should not invest in startups but simply […]

FIA give approval to Liberty Media for sale of Formula One

Formula One's governing body has given unanimous approval to CVC Capital Partners' sale of the sport's commercial rights to Liberty Media.

Motor racing-F1 governing body approves Liberty Media takeover

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Formula One's governing body gave its approval on Wednesday to CVC Capital Partners' sale of the sport's commercial rights to Liberty Media.

BRIEF-Liberty Media Corp to acquire Formula One

Agreed to acquire Formula One from a consortium of sellers led by CVC capital partners

Corporate Venture Capital Compensation Report released to support high performance teams and innovation programs

PRESS RELEASE: The Corporate Venture & Innovation Initiative (CVI²) announced today the release of the Thelander- CVI² 2015 Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Compensation Report. The third annual report examines data from more than 150 CVC programs...

CVC Capital Plans São Paulo Office

The private equity firm has also hired the longtime chief executive of Itaú BBA Investment Bank, Jean-Marc Etlin.

Petco pet supplies chain sold for $4.6 billion

The private-equity owners of Petco Animal Supplies have reached a $4.6 billion deal to sell the retailer to CVC Capital Partners and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, Petco officials announced Monday. "We are very excited to partner with CVC and CPPIB to further drive our strategic goal...

CVC and CPPIB to buy Petco for about $4.6 billion

(Reuters) - Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said they had agreed to buy U.S. pet supplies retailer Petco Holdings Inc for about $4.6 billion. The two outbid other buyout firms...Show More Summary

Klook, An App For Booking Travel Activities Across Asia, Raises $5M

Klook, a Hong Kong-based company that sells travel activities across Asia, has announced a $5 million Series A round led by US-Sino investment fund Matrix Partners. China Growth Capital and Francis Leung, chairman of CVC Capital, also took part. Read More

CVC Dispute With Chinese Restaurateur Zhang Lan Escalates

The deal between CVC Capital Partners and Chinese restaurant chain South Beauty is falling apart fast. Representatives from the European private equity group are no longer members of the board at the restaurant chain founded by flamboyant Chinese entrepreneur Zhang Lan. CVC has not been involved in company management since at [...]

US-Qatari investors eye Formula 1 stake

A combined US and Qatari bid is looking to purchase a significant stake in Formula 1 from its primary shareholder, CVC Capital

CVC Capital and Investment Partners Acquire Stake in Alvogen

The consortium, which includes Vatera Healthcare Partners and Temasek Holdings, will acquire a controlling stake in the New Jersey-based drug maker.

South African Investment Firm to Pay $1 Billion for Stake in Virgin Active

Brait said it would acquire an 80 percent stake in the health club chain from the Virgin Group and the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.

I.P.O. of HKBN, a Broadband Provider, Is Hong Kong’s Biggest This Year

The offering raises $750 million as CVC Capital Partners, G.I.C. and AlpInvest reduce their stakes in the company.

Private Equity Keeps Betting Big On Online Gambling

CVC Capital Partners’ agreement to purchase a controlling stake in Sky Bet for $1.25 billion is the latest big bet by private equity investors on an online gambling business, part of a wave of deals that is reshaping the online gambling industry. Sky Bet was founded by Sky, the British satellite television company, in 2001 […]

CVC Capital Partners to Buy Sky Online Gambling Business

The deal values Sky Betting and Gaming around $1.25 billion and comes as the satellite TV giant Sky seeks to transform itself into a pan-European provider.

Sky Sells Controlling Stake In Sky Bet To CVC For $1.3 Billion

LONDON (Reuters) - Pay-TV group Sky said on Thursday it had agreed to sell a controlling stake in Sky Bet to CVC Capital Partners in a move which values the online betting business at 800 million pounds ($1.3 billion). Sky, which operates...Show More Summary

Corporate Venture & Innovation Initiative (CVI²), J. Thelander Consulting Release Most Comprehensive Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Compensation Report

Press Release: The Corporate Venture & Innovation Initiative (CVI²) announced today the release of the Thelander CVI² 2014 CVC Compensation Report. The report is the most comprehensive effort to provide cross-industry external benchmarks for...

Apax Partners to Sell Majority Stake in Marketing Outsourcing Company

The private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners are acquiring a majority stake in Advantage Sales & Marketing, based in California.

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