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NEWSLETTER | 4 May 2021  
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Value of private equity deals by HNWs jumps six-fold, from GBP132m to GBP958m during the pandemic
Mon | 3 May 2021, 10:36
The value of UK buyout deals by high-net worth investors (HNWs) shot up by 626 per cent in 2020, rising from GBP132 million in 2019 to GBP958 million, says Boodle Hatfield, the leading private wealth law firm. The increasing number of buyout deals led or co-funded by HNWs goes against the overall decline in deal value across the wider private equity market over the same period.
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New State Capital Partners Fund III closes at USD450m
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:04
New State Capital Partners (New State) has closed its third institutional investment fund, New State Capital Partners Fund III with USD450 million in committed capital. 
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Flexstone Partners’ Global Opportunities IV offering raises USD322m at second close
Tue | 4 May 2021, 10:13
Flexstone Partners' Global Opportunities IV, has attracted USD322 million of commitments after a first close in November 2020 and has already completed three investments.
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Lyre’s hits GBP100m valuation milestone
Tue | 4 May 2021, 10:15
Independent non-alcoholic spirits brand Lyre's, has completed a seed-plus funding round valuing the business at over GBP100 million. 
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Mogrify completes Series A financing totalling USD33m
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:58
Mogrify Limited (Mogrify), a biopharmaceutical company aiming to transform the development of ex vivo cell therapies and pioneer a new class of in vivo reprogramming therapies, has held the second closing of its Series A financing of USD17 million, bringing the total raised to USD33 million in this round. 
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Nexif reaches financial close for 154MW Snapper Point Power Plant
Tue | 4 May 2021, 10:07
Nexif Energy, an Australian and South East Asian power company, backed by Denham Capital has reached financial close on its 154 MW Snapper Point Power Plant under construction in South Australia. 
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Legal tech startup LawVu closes seed round led by Shasta and AirTree Ventures
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:03
New Zealand based legal tech startup for in-house legal teams, LawVu, has raised USD1.8 million USD in venture funding co-led from Silicon Valley based, Shasta Ventures and AirTree Ventures in Australia. 
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Contemporary menswear brand Percival secures growth capital investment
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:06
Percival Menswear, a London-based contemporary menswear fashion brand, has secured a further GBP3 million investment from growth capital investor VGC Partners, following an initial investment of GBP150,000 in 2018.
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KGAL makes third Polish wind farm purchase
Tue | 4 May 2021, 10:54
KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co KG has continued to strategically expand its presence in the Polish renewable energy market with the 27 MW Rywald project, its third Polish onshore wind farm.
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Reed Smith and Kirkland & Ellis advise EW Healthcare Partners on Laboratoires Majorelle acquisition
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:02
EW Healthcare Partners (EW) has acquired a majority stake in Laboratoires Majorelle (Majorelle) from its Founders to support its growth and European expansion in line with the Founders’ strategy.
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CAPZA acquires a majority stake in Eidosmedia
Tue | 4 May 2021, 10:09
CAPZA, an independent management company and leading player in private investments in European SMEs – has acquired a majority stake in Eidosmedia, an international player in Content Management System (CMS) solutions.
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FCDE sells Babcock Wanson to Kartesia
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:53
FCDE is to sell Babcock Wanson to Kartesia, a European specialist provider of capital solutions for small and mid-sized companies, which will invest in the transaction alongside the existing management team. 
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Seward & Kissel represents Kennedy Lewis on strategic partnership with York Capital Management
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:47
Law firm Seward & Kissel represented opportunistic credit manager Kennedy Lewis Investment Management in connection with its strategic partnership with York Capital Management to form Generate Advisors.
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NorthEdge launches first ESG report
Tue | 4 May 2021, 10:11
NorthEdge has launched its first ESG report in which it reviews the progress made by the firm in 2020 across sustainability, D&I and community, as well as setting out ambitious plans for the year ahead.
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Francisco Partners combines TradingScreen and Imagine Software
Tue | 4 May 2021, 08:58
Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specialises in partnering with technology businesses, has combined TradingScreen, a provider of trading execution and order management software, and Imagine Software, a real-time risk and compliance software platform. 
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New market intelligence service for private equity PE and VC investors launched by Procensus
Tue | 4 May 2021, 10:49
Procensus, an opinion sharing community for institutional investors, has launched a premium service which extends access to the platform’s benchmarking data to corporates, capital markets bankers, alternative asset managers and regulatory authorities, providing them with enhanced market intelligence.
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New head of private fund sales appointed at Ultimus
Tue | 4 May 2021, 09:07
Ultimus Fund Solutions (Ultimus), an independent technology driven provider of full-service fund administration, accounting, and investor solutions, has appointed industry veteran Frank Anduiza as Executive Vice President, Head of Private Fund Sales, for Ultimus LeverPoint, the firm’s private fund administration services group.
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