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ClearVue closes USD362 million Fund II targeting China consumer market

Thu, 20/04/2017 - 09:40

Shanghai-based private equity firm ClearVue Partners has held the final closing of its second fund ClearVue Partners II, exceeding its target with total committed capital of USD362 million.  »

Portfolio Advisors closes on USD740m for PA Direct Credit Opportunities Fund II

Wed, 19/04/2017 - 07:41

Portfolio Advisors, a private markets-focused investment firm, has held the closing of PA Direct Credit Opportunities Fund II (PADCOF II) with total commitments of USD740 million, reaching the top end of its target fundraising range. »

Riverside closes Strategic Capital Fund above target

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:00

The Riverside Company has completed fundraising for its first non-control investment fund, Riverside Strategic Capital Fund (RSCF), at USD418 million in total investable capital (including separately managed accounts), above its target of USD350 million. »

SV Health Investors closes science and healthcare fund

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 07:12

SV Health Investors, the venture capital and growth equity firm formerly known as SV Life Sciences, has closed on its sixth flagship fund at its target of USD400 million. »

HarbourVest Partners closes mezzanine co-investment and real assets funds

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 08:56

HarbourVest Partners, a global private markets asset manager, has held the final closes of its first mezzanine-focused co-investment fund at USD375 million and its third real assets fund at USD366 million. »

Cairngorm Capital closes second fund at GBP107.5 million

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 09:23

Cairngorm Capital Partners has closed its second fund – Cairngorm Capital II – at its GBP107.5 million hard cap. »

Ipes supports Hg in final closing of HgCapital 8 and Mercury 2

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 09:02

Ipes, a provider of outsourced services to private equity firms in Europe, is providing administration services to HgCapital and has supported its recent close of the HgCapital 8 Fund and, separately, a first and final close on The Mercury 2 Fund. »

83North closes USD250m venture fund

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 13:59

83North has closed an oversubscribed new venture capital fund at USD250 million. »

Calculus closes EIS fundraising early after hitting GBP20m target

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 08:39

Private equity fund manager Calculus Capital has closed its Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fundraising after reaching its GBP20 million target three months earlier than anticipated. »

Shore Capital Partners closes Fund II at USD190m

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 13:24

Shore Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, has held the first and final close of its second institutional private equity fund, Shore Capital Partners Fund II, at the hard cap of USD190 million. »

Golding private debt fund secures EUR331m at first closing

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:23

Golding Capital Partners (GCP) has received commitments of EUR331 million for its private debt investment programme, Golding Private Debt 2016. »

Israel Secondary Fund closes USD100m fund

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 08:55

Israel Secondary Fund (ISF) has completed the closing of ISF II, a USD100 million secondary fund. »

LongueVue Capital closes USD252m private investment fund

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 07:44

LongueVue Capital (LVC), a New Orleans-based private equity firm, has held the final closing of LongueVue Capital Partners III (LVC III). »

Softbank Vision launch a coup for Jersey’s private fund sector

Softbank Vision launch a coup for Jersey’s private fund sector

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 13:09

Softbank’s decision to choose a Jersey-based financial services company to administer its USD100 billion technology fund is expected to lead to more funds domiciling in the island. »

Michael C Forman, FS Investments

FS Investments launches FS Energy Total Return Interval Fund

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 13:32

Alternative investment manager FS Investments has launched its first closed-end interval fund, FS Energy Total Return Fund, which seeks to generate an attractive total return by investing in the equity and debt securities of public and private energy and energy infrastructure companies. »

Progressio raising EUR225m for fourth fund

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 13:04

Progressio SGR, the Italian private equity firm, is raising a new fund, Progressio Investimenti III, in response to LP demand and a doubling of proprietary deal flow over the past five years. »

Fengate launches private equity fund

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 08:07

Fengate Real Asset Investments has closed its new private equity fund, the LPF Equities Fund, with USD100 million in committed capital. »

Andre Pina, Captalys

Captalys partners with Apex to launch first offshore credit fund

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 09:06

Brazilian investment manager Captalys has launched its first offshore fund with the support of Apex Fund Services as administrator. »

TTV Capital closes TTV Fund IV

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 09:39

TTV Capital has held the final close of TTV Fund IV at USD93 million, well over two times the size of Fund III. »

Pivotal bioVenture Partners closes inaugural USD300m life sciences fund

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 09:38

Pivotal bioVenture Partners has held the closing of Pivotal bioVenture Partners Fund I, raising over USD300 million to invest in early stage biotechnology companies. »

RDIF to establish Russia-Armenia Investment Fund

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 13:36

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), a Russian sovereign wealth fund, is establishing the Russia-Armenia Investment Fund alongside the Armenian state-owned company SME Investments. »

CyLon launches eight cyber security firms in fifth cohort

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 14:24

Cyber London (CyLon), the dedicated cyber security accelerator, has announced the eight security start-ups participating in its fifth programme. CyLon has already accelerated 31 companies since its launch in April 2015. »

Platinum Equity closes USD6.5bn fund

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 14:14

Platinum Equity has closed Platinum Equity Capital Partners IV, a USD6.5 billion global buyout fund. »

Team leaves Deloitte to help lead innovation in business banking

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 12:47

Aspiring challenger bank, Beyond Funding, a new start-up based in Manchester’s business district Spinningfields, has just appointed two directors from Deloitte. »

Karen Dolenec, Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson launches secure income assets fund

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 09:59

Willis Towers Watson has launched a fund for institutional investors which is aimed at providing a compelling alternative to index-linked gilts in funding liabilities and enhancing returns. »

RDIF and TWF create Russia-Turkey Investment Fund

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 09:13

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Türkiye Wealth Fund (TWF) have signed a memorandum establishing the Russia-Turkey Investment Fund. »

Permira closes flagship buyout fund at EUR7.5bn

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 09:13

Fried Frank has advised longstanding client Permira on the raising of its latest flagship buyout fund, Permira VI. »

Dyal Capital Partners closes third fund at USD5.3bn

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 09:12

Fried Frank has advised Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, on the formation of Dyal Capital Partners III, a fund formed primarily to acquire interests in third-party private equity managers. »

Maverick Real Estate Partners closes fourth distressed debt fund at USD75m

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 12:46

Distressed debt private equity fund manager Maverick Real Estate Partners has reached its hard fundraising cap for Maverick Lien Fund IV LP with USD75 million in commitments from endowments, foundations, family offices and wealth managers.  »

VC firm Lemnos launches third fund

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 08:48

Venture capital firm Lemnos has launched its third fund, a USD50 million fund focused on hardware and the growing ecosystem of software surrounding the hardware renaissance. »

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