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Star Mountain closes $1.2bn direct lending fund

Star Mountain Capital, LLC (Star Mountain), a private credit and secondaries specialist investment firm with approximately $3.75bn in assets under management, has closed its Value-Added Direct Lending Fund IV above its $750m LP capital target at approximately $1.2bn. 

Norway’s $1.5tn sovereign fund set to invest in private equity

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, valued as the world’s largest at $1.5tn is likely to invest in private equity as an asset class, according to a report by the Business Times. The fund invests Norway’s surplus oil and gas revenue abroad, and  is the world’s biggest single stock market investor, owning

YFM closes fund at £95.5m

YFM Equity Partners has held the final close of its Buyout Fund III, with £95.5 million of committed funds and a high percentage of new entrepreneurial investors in place.

Carlyle slashes Asia fundraising target by 30% to $6bn

Waning investor appetite in the current challenging fundraising environment has prompted US private investment major the Carlyle Group to lower the target for its latest pan-Asia private equity fund by at least 30%, according to a report by Reuters.

HSBC AM launches sixth vintage of Vision PE strategy

HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) has launched the sixth vintage of its Vision Private Equity strategy as part of its annual programme offering exposure to a globally diversified portfolio by geography, sector and strategy.

Menlo Ventures raises $1.35bn for AI investments

Venture capital firm Menlo Ventures has raised $1.35bn in new capital that will be invested by the firm’s flagship venture fund Menlo XVI and Menlo Inflection III and affiliated funds, in promising AI technology companies.

BlackRock holds first close of Evergreen Infrastructure Fund at $1bn

BlackRock has held the first close of its Evergreen Infrastructure Fund with client commitments of over $1bn from European founding partners. The fund has already begun to commit capital, including to the acquisition of a US commercial and industrial solar and battery platform.

L Squared Capital Partners closes fourth PE fund at $840m

L Squared Capital Partners has held the final closing for its fourth private equity fund with $840m of capital commitments, taking the total raised by the firm from investors since its launch in July 2014, to over $2bn.


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