The company powercloud GmbH, a fast-growing cloud software provider for the energy sector, and General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, have announced today a strategic partnership. General Atlantic will acquire a minority stake in powercloud. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Advent International to acquire majority stake in leading third-party hotel operator Aimbridge Hospitality
Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority ownership interest in North America’s leading third-party hotel operator Aimbridge Hospitality from Lee Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm, and General Atlantic, a leader in global growth investing. Aimbridge’s experienced senior management team will continue to lead the company and will retain a meaningful equity stake in the business.
QuintoAndar, the Brazilian start-up that created an innovative digital apartment rental platform, has secured R$ 250 million in a Series C funding round led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. Existing investors also participated in the round, including Kaszek Ventures, Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb, Qualcomm Ventures and QED. The investment is intended to enable QuintoAndar to accelerate its expansion plans and consolidate its market leadership in residential rentals in Brazil.
Property Finder ( or “the Company”), a leading real estate classifieds portal in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, announced today $120 million in investment from its latest investment round led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. The round also included participation from existing shareholder, Vostok New Ventures Ltd.
NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) (“NetEase”), one of China’s leading internet and online game services providers, today announced that its music streaming platform NetEase Cloud Music has completed its previously announced round of financing with investors, including strategic partner Baidu, General Atlantic, Boyu Capital and several other investors. The total amount invested was over $600 million, and NetEase remains the controlling shareholder of the NetEase Cloud Music business.
pymetrics, an enterprise SaaS company that uses neuroscience and AI to make the recruitment process more effective, accurate, and unbiased, announced today that it has closed a $40 million Series B funding round led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. This funding round also includes participation from new investors Salesforce Ventures and Workday Ventures, and existing investors Khosla Ventures and Jazz Venture Partners.
MyDreamPlus secures US$120 million in Series C funding led by Hillhouse Capital and General Atlantic
MyDreamPlus, a smart workspace service brand, announced today that it has completed its US$120 million Series C funding round, led by Hillhouse Capital and General Atlantic. Existing investors including JOY Capital, Ocean Link, M31 Management Fund of Giant Network Group, and K2VC also participated in this round. TH Capital acted as the sole financial advisor.
Automation Anywhere®, the leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), today announced it has completed its Series A financing round of $250 million led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity with participation from General Atlantic and World Innovation Lab (WiL). As one of the largest Series A rounds on record for an enterprise software company, this brings Automation Anywhere’s post-money valuation to $1.8 billion. This sizable investment will help extend Automation Anywhere’s leadership in the rapidly-expanding RPA market and accelerate its global customer engagements and product development.
CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced that the company has executed a financing round of over $200 million, led by General Atlantic, Accel and IVP, with participation from March Capital and CapitalG. Following this round, the company has achieved a valuation of more than $3 billion.
TPG Growth and The Rise Fund today announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire CLEAResult, the country’s leading provider of energy efficiency solutions for utility companies. TPG Growth, the middle-market and growth equity platform within TPG, and The Rise Fund, a global impact investing fund managed by TPG, will be co-investors in acquiring the company from General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction, which is expected to close later in 2018, is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.
Opendoor, an online real estate marketplace that radically simplifies home buying and selling, announced the closing of its $325M Series E funding round. The round was co-led by General Atlantic, Access Technology Ventures, and Lennar Corporation (the largest homebuilder in the U.S.), with additional participation from new investors Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue Management, 10100 Fund, and Invitation Homes (a leading property owner of homes for lease in the U.S.). Existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Lakestar, GGV Capital, NEA, and Khosla Ventures also participated in the round.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Mark Garrett, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Adobe Systems, Inc., has joined the firm as a Special Advisor. Mr. Garrett will leverage his enterprise and consumer technology expertise to provide strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies in the Technology sector.