Widespread investor appetite for private equity secondaries remains strong with LGT Capital having announced the final close of Crown Global Secondaries V at its hard cap of USD4.5 billion. The fund’s investor base is made is up of more than 100 financial institutions, pension funds, endowments , insurers, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices.

In the VC space, Amro Partners its targeting investments in proptech and fintech start-ups that are looking to solve pain points in the property deal process with the launch of a new venture capital arm, while in the pick of the day’s deals news, TA Associates has agreed to sell skin care brand Paula’s Choice to Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products.

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