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ContractPodAi secures USD55m in Series B funding round

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 13:32

ContractPodAi, a provider of AI-powered contract lifecycle management software, has secured USD55 million Series B investment round led by Insight Partners with participation from the company’s Series A backer, Eagle Proprietary Investments. »

Close calls

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 11:09

In this week’s newsletter, we feature updates on the latest fund closes, starting with RA Capital Management, who have raised just over USD300 million for their inaugural VC Fund, the RA Capital Nexus Fund. This will enable RA Capital to take larger positions in high-conviction investments with their limited partners. »

Pappas Capital adds to leadership team

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:28

Pappas Capital, an investor in early-stage life sciences companies, has promoted Kyle Rasbach, PhD, PharmD to a Managing Partner of Pappas Ventures, the firm’s venture capital business.  »

BGF adds to London team

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:27

BGF has expanded its London team with the appointment of Rowan Bird as an investor. Bird joins from the M&A team at Lazard where he spent three years working as an Investment Banking analyst, specialising in basic industries and the natural resources sector. »

100 Thieves raises USD35m in Series B funding round

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:26

100 Thieves has completed a USD35 million Series B funding round led by Artist Capital Management, a New York-based growth investment firm whose Chief Investment Officer, Josh Dienstag, is to join 100 Thieves’ Board of Directors.  »

Tim Swales, Equistone

Equistone to acquire Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:17

European mid-market private equity investor Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone) is to acquire Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services (Knowledge Services), a provider of bespoke research, analytics and automation technology to the financial services sector, from Moody’s Corporation. »

WILsquare Capital raises USD190m for second PE fund

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 13:12

WILsquare Capital, a lower-middle market private equity firm, has held a final close on WILsquare Capital Partners Fund II, at USD190 million. The fund’s USD150 million target was significantly oversubscribed within three months of fundraising. »

RA Capital closes first venture fund

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 13:11

RA Capital Management (RA Capital) has held the first and final closing of its inaugural venture fund, RA Capital Nexus Fund (Nexus), at just over USD300 million, boosting RA Capital’s private deal capacity to nearly USD1 billion and total assets under management to approximately USD2.5 billion. »

Quilvest Private Equity and Gen II Fund Services enter into a strategic agreement

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 13:10

Gen II Fund Services is to acquire Quilvest Luxembourg Services (QLS) from Quilvest Private Equity with Quilvest remaining a client of Gen II.  »

Preqin private equity data now available through FactSet

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 13:09

Preqin’s private equity data will now be available via FactSet, a provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications. Subscribers will be able to access the data via the FactSet workstation, allowing users to integrate private market data into their workflows. »

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