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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. »

CMI launches film and TV investment fund

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 14:00

Creative Media Investments (CMI) has launched an EIS production fund, branded as the Silver Lining Screen Fund, designed to help support mid-range budget film and TV productions. »

Joyme Capital and Kee Ever Bright launch video game investment fund

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:36

Joyme Capital has teamed up with Kee Ever Bright Technology to establish an investment fund with an initial target fund size of USD140 million (RMB1 billion) which will focus on investment opportunities in game development, game distribution, e-sports and other businesses related to the creation and publishing of mobile and PC video games. »

Damien Frawley, QIC

QIC Global Infrastructure Fund holds final close at at AUD2.35bn

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:30

QIC has held the final close of the QIC Global Infrastructure Fund (QGIF), which achieved a total of AUD2.35 billion of capital commitments over an 18-month period. »

KKR closes USD13.9bn Americas PE fund

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 14:00

KKR has held the final closing of KKR Americas XII Fund, a USD13.9 billion fund focused on opportunistic investments in private equity-related transactions primarily in the US, Canada and Mexico. »

Quad-C launches Fund IX

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 08:36

Quad-C Management, a middle market private equity firm, has held the final close and activation of its latest fund, Quad-C Partners IX. »

Next Coast Ventures closes inaugural debt fund at USD85m

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 08:49

Austin-based venture capital fund Next Coast Ventures has closed its debut debt investment fund at USD85 million, oversubscribed by USD35 million. »

Sofinnova raises EUR106m for industrial biotech fund

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 13:11

Venture capital firm Sofinnova Partners has held the first closing of Sofinnova Industrial Biotech I at EUR106 million. »

Hatteras launches Venture Capital Multiplier Fund

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 08:06

Hatteras Venture Partners has been selected by the State of North Carolina (NC) as the manager of the Venture Capital Multiplier Fund (VCMF), which has USD60 million in capital. »

Jérôme Teiletche, Unigestion

Unigestion launches Uni-Global – Alternative Risk Premia

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 10:25

Boutique asset manager Unigestion has launched Uni-Global – Alternative Risk Premia, an actively managed strategy to provide investors with cost-effective and liquid sources of returns modestly correlated to equity and bond returns. »

K2 Global raises USD183m venture fund

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 09:04

Venture capital firm K2 Global has raised USD183 million in committed capital for a new fund. »

TrueBridge closes direct investment fund above USD100m target

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 08:59

Venture capital investment firm TrueBridge Capital Partners has held the closing of its first direct investment fund, TrueBridge Direct Fund, with USD125 million in commitments, exceeding its target of USD100 million. »

Euronext launches family business index

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 12:02

Euronext has announced the launch of Euronext Family Business, the first European index dedicated to family businesses, designed to highlight the performance of 90 family companies listed in the four countries covered by Euronext. »

Summa Equity’s first fund closes at SEK4.5 billion

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:43

Summa Equity’s first fund, Summa Equity Fund I, has closed with commitments of SEK4.5 billion, exceeding the initial target of SEK3.3 billion after being significantly oversubscribed. The fund size was limited to SEK4.5 billion despite oversubscription.  »

BioMedPartners raises CHF75m in first closing of new healthcare venture fund

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:23

BioMedPartners has held the first closing of BioMedInvest III, the firm’s third equity venture capital fund, at CHF75 million.  »

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