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.
General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, announced today that Rob Perez, former President and CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has joined the firm as an Operating Partner. Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Perez will have a particular focus on the biopharma and life sciences sectors, using his expertise to identify new investment opportunities and support the growth of the firm’s existing investments. Mr. Perez will be a part of the General Atlantic’s Resources Group, providing strategic counsel to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies.
Invoice Cloud, Inc. (“Invoice Cloud”), a leading Software as a Service (“SaaS”) provider of vertical software, billing, and payments solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. General Atlantic, which will become the majority shareholder, will invest in Invoice Cloud alongside existing shareholder Summit Partners and Invoice Cloud management to help fuel the company’s next stage of growth.
Today, Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan announced the initial core participants of the Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit (DSIIS) and December 18, 2018 as the date of the first meeting. As announced on September 19, 2018, the DSIIS will be a yearlong collaboration between healthcare innovation and investment professionals and HHS personnel who will meet quarterly to discuss the innovation and investment landscape within the healthcare sector, emerging opportunities, and the government’s role in facilitating more investment and accelerated innovation.
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.
Three leading oncology practices unite with partners in technology and finance to announce the launch of OneOncology, a patient-centric, physician-driven, and technology-powered company with a mission to improve the lives of everyone living with cancer.
European Wax Center (EWC), a leading beauty lifestyle brand franchise, announced today that General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, has signed an agreement to make a strategic investment in the brand, enabling EWC to fuel its next phase of growth and expansion.
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.
SigFig, a financial technology company for banks, advisors, and consumers, announced today that it has raised $50 million in Series E funding. The round was led by General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, with participation from existing investors including Bain Capital Ventures, DCM Ventures, Eaton Vance, New York Life, Nyca Partners, UBS, and Union Square Ventures.
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.