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EQT Mid-Market Credit II holds final close at EUR2.3bn

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 18:48

EQT has held the final closing of its second European direct lending fund, EQT Mid-Market Credit II (the fund) with commitments equivalent to EUR2.3 billion of available capital, including anticipated leverage. »

Metropolitan Partners Group completes Fund V capital raise

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 10:06

Metropolitan Partners Group Management (Metropolitan), a direct-lending firm that provide senior-secured, short-term capital to small and mid-sized businesses in the US, has raised USD172 million, including co-investment rights, for its fifth and largest direct lending – Metropolitan Partners Fund V. »

AES and OnliFunds launches OnliChain USD250 million fund

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 09:59

OnliFunds, a global venture fund, has launched its first investment fund focussed on blockchain companies within Protect Pharmaceutical’s OnliChain Ecosystem. »

Keith Williams, Crestline

Crestline Investors closes Specialty Lending Fund II strategy with USD800m

Fri, 07/12/2018 - 09:17

Crestline Investors (Crestline), a credit-focussed institutional alternative asset manager, has closed Crestline Specialty Lending Fund II (SLF II) with over USD800 million in capital commitments. »

AfricInvest holds final close for Maghreb Private Equity Fund IV

Wed, 05/12/2018 - 09:55

AfricInvest, a pan-African mid-cap-focused private equity firm, has held the final close of its North African Fund, Maghreb Private Equity IV (MPEF IV).   »

Ilfryn Carstairs, Varde Partners

Värde Partners closes first dedicated Asia credit fund

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 21:03

Alternative investment firm Värde Partners has held the final close of the Värde Asia Credit Fund with approximately USD400 million of committed capital. The fund, which exceeded its USD250 million target and closed after six months, is the firm’s first Asia-dedicated vehicle. »

Sole Source Capital closes inaugural fund at USD160m hard cap

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:13

Sole Source Capital (SSC), an operationally-focussed lower-middle market investment firm that targets controlling interests in manufacturing, distribution, and industrial service companies, has successfully closed its inaugural funds, SSC Partners I LP and SSC Partners I-A LP (collectively, the Fund), at its hard cap of USD160 million. »

Gareth Davies, Augentius

FCA backs increased cost disclosure for private equity

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 17:56

By Gareth Davies, Augentius – For the private equity industry, transparency has become the watchword: everyone wants more granular data, more often. For a number of years demands from investors have called for a deeper understanding of valuations and the reasoning behind them. It is an age-old challenge for LP-GP relationships, but one that is expected to change significantly over the next few months. »

MPOWER Financing raises USD110 million in latest funding round

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:20

MPOWER Financing, a fintech company providing educational loans to high-potential international and DACA students, has completed its largest funding round to-date with USD110 million in new financing for students enrolling in major US universities. »

Main Post Partners closes second fund with USD700m of capital commitments

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:12

Main Post Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm with deep experience investing in growth companies across the consumer value chain, has held the final closing of its second fund, Main Post Growth Capital II, with USD700 million of capital commitments. »

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