Funding

Away Scores $100 Million, Now Valued at $1.4 Billion

NEW YORK — Away, maker of luxury suitcases for travelers, announced the close of a $100 million Series D investment round. The new investment gives the company a valuation of $1.4 billion and was led by Wellington Management Company LLP and includes Baillie Gifford, Lone Pine Capital, and one of the brand’s earliest investors Global […]

Retail

New Food Kitchen in NY Just for Dogs

A fancy new gourmet food kitchen in NY has just opened — and it’s only for dogs! Petco has opened its first-ever in-store pet food kitchen at the chain’s flagship store in New York’s Union Square. The kitchen is in partnership with JustFoodForDogs. The kitchen – which will prepare fresh, human-grade pet food daily – […]

Media News

NY Times Launches Parenting Site

The NY Times has launched a new site focused on parenting. NYT Parenting is a site for new and expecting parents who want help having and raising kids today. Whether readers are struggling with fertility or feeling burnt out at home with little kids, in the Parenting section the NY Times will provide guidance and […]

Offices Real Estate

Related Buys WarnerMedia Office Space for $2.2 Billion

Related Companies is purchasing 1.5 million square feet of office space owned by WarnerMedia at 30 Hudson Yards for $2.2 billion. An affiliate of Related Companies, the developer of Hudson Yards, has entered into a contract to purchase WarnerMedia’s approximately 1.5 million square foot office. WarnerMedia is the former Time Warner before it was acquired […]

Funding

LetsGetChecked Secures $30 Million Funding

NEW YORK — LetsGetChecked, a direct-to-consumer at-home health testing platform and Apple Health partner, has closed a $30 million Series B funding round. LTP, a Boston-based growth equity investment firm focused on healthcare IT, led the round. Existing investors such as Qiming Venture Partners USA also participated in the round. LetsGetChecked will use this funding to continue scaling the company’s consumer brand […]

News

Party City to Close 45 Stores

ELMSFORD, NY — Party City won’t be celebrating this news. The Westchester-based party goods chain said it will close 45 of its locations this year. There are currently 870 Party City stores across the country.  The store closures will take place throughout the year. Party City also reported first quarter results and blamed a global […]

Media News

Altice USA Buying Cheddar for $200 Million

LONG ISLAND CITY — Altice USA, which has 4.9 million residential and business customers with a major presence in the NY metro area including Long Island and Westchester counties, has agreed to acquire Cheddar, the digital-first news company, for $200 million. (Photo: Jon Steinberg, CEO of Cheddar, and Dexter Goel, CEO of Altice USA, Source: […]

Funding

UiPath Lands Whopping $568 Million Investment

NEW YORK — UiPath, a robotic process automation (RPA) software company, has landed a staggering $568 million Series D investment round giving the company a valuation of $7 billion. The new funding was led by investment firm Coatue and joined by Dragoneer, Wellington, Sands Capital, and funds advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Accel, who led […]

Real Estate

Tallest Brooklyn Building Tops Out

BROOKLYN — Real estate firm Extell Development Company announced that the company’s first Brooklyn project, Brooklyn Point, has reached a major construction milestone with its topping out. At 720 feet high, the 68-story luxury building has become the tallest in Brooklyn — eclipsing the Hub skyscraper at 610 feet — the previous tallest building in […]

News

Centerbridge to Buy IBM’s Marketing and Commerce Software

NEW YORK & ARMONK, NY — Private equity firm Centerbridge Partners has struck a deal to buy IBM’s marketing platform and commerce software offerings. The transaction is expected to close in mid-2019, subject to completion of applicable regulatory reviews and customary closing conditions. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. After closing, Centerbridge intends to form […]