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AlpInvest’s Neal Costello on the continued rise of single-asset secondary deals

AlpInvest’s Neal Costello on the continued rise of single-asset secondary deals

In a yet a further sign of continuing maturity in private equity, its secondary market is being driven by GP-led deals, giving rise to a greater proliferation of single asset transactions. And as AlpInvest’s Neal Costello explains, this is presenting wider opportunities for liquidity providers.  

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Clean skincare brand expands to Manchester thanks to GBP830k growth round

Clean skincare brand expands to Manchester thanks to GBP830k growth round

Skin & Tonic, a skincare and wellbeing brand founded in Hackney, London, has secured GBP830,000 in funding, enabling it to fulfil increased production demands and expand its operations to Manchester. Driven by GC Angels, this includes a GBP605,000 investment from the angel investment service alongside private investors, as well as a GBP225,000 loan from NPIF – FW Capital, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

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Alpian secures USD18m Series B Funding

Alpian secures USD18m Series B Funding

The new digital financial services company Alpian SA (Alpian), incubated by the Swiss banking group REYL & Cie Ltd (REYL), has announced a successful Series B funding worth around USD18 million (CHF16.9 million). The fundraising follows the Series A round in 2020 in which CHF12.2 million was raised. 

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BlackRock Real Assets holds USD4.8bn final close for Global Renewable Power Fund III

BlackRock Real Assets holds USD4.8bn final close for Global Renewable Power Fund III

BlackRock Real Assets has successfully achieved a USD4.8 billion final close for Global Renewable Power Fund III (GRP III) with commitments from over 100 institutional investors, including leading public and private pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations and family offices from over 18 countries globally.