Claret Capital Partners Limited (Claret) (formerly Harbert European Growth Capital), has held the first closing of its third fund, Fund III, which will continue to invest in innovative growth stage tech and life science businesses throughout Europe primarily to support organic growth and M&A.
Launches & Fundraising
Sandberg Capital has closed its second private equity fund – Sandberg Investment Fund II – at EUR109 million. For the first time Sandberg welcomes the European Investment Fund and Tatra banka among its investors.
Neuberger Berman's NB Strategic Co-Investment Partners IV (Fund IV) has closed above its target with over USD2.1 billion of commitments.
Peterson Search Partners, a new Peterson Partners strategy dedicated to search funds and micro-private equity, has announced a USD48 million fundraise for Fund I.
LSP, a European life sciences investor, has launched the LSP Dementia Fund, a fund dedicated to fight neurodegenerative diseases. The fund will be managed by Professor Philip Scheltens, a world-renowned dementia scientist and thought leader.
Akin Gump has advised Swedish e-commerce investor eEquity on the launch of its fourth fund, eEquity IV, which has raised SEK1.6 billion (USD195 million).
OnePlanetCapital has launched a specialist sustainability EIS Fund to invest in sectors including green tech, tech, fintech and broader B2C businesses.
Investec Bank (Investec) has held the first close of its inaugural debt fund, Investec Private Debt Fund I (PDFI), a discretionary direct lending fund with capital commitments of EUR165 million.
Albion Capital is seeking to raise up to GBP45 million through top up offers for five of its venture capital trusts. The fundraising targets the following amounts across the Albion VCT range: Albion Technology & General VCT PLC – GBP14 million; Kings Arms Yard VCT PLC – GBP12 million; Albion Development VCT PLC – GBP7 million; Albion Enterprise VCT PLC – GBP6 million; and Crown Place VCT PLC – GBP6 million.
Private markets investment management firm Hamilton Lane has launched the Hamilton Lane Private Assets Fund (PAF), a closed-end investment vehicle registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 (’40 Act).