Africa records one of its strongest-ever halves for private capital investment

Africa has scored one of its strongest six months of private equity and venture capital investment ever, with $4.7bn of new capital flowing into companies in the continent. The post Africa records one of its

Stafford Capital leverages central bank rate rises to launch direct lending, speciality finance fund

Stafford Capital Partners has launced a new open-ended direct lending and speciality finance fund. The post Stafford Capital leverages central bank rate rises to launch direct lending, speciality finance fund first appeared on AltAssets Private

Private capital AUM set to double to over $18tn in next five years

Global private capital assets under management is expected to almost double to $18.3tn by the end of 2027 as investors continue to seek alternative sources of returns in an uncertain economic environment. The post Private

Capvis bets on LP pivot to ‘traditional’ sectors from venture, growth strategies

Swiss GP Capvis believes that LPs are now moving towards private equity managers focused on investing in traditional sectors after years of strong performance from venture and growth strategies, said CEO Daniel Flaig.

Sista launches €100m-targeting fund to back female founders, gender-balanced teams

NGO Sista has launched a €100m early stage European venture capital fund dedicated to backing female founders and gender balanced teams. The post Sista launches €100m-targeting fund to back female founders, gender-balanced teams first appeared

83North looks to add to 14 unicorns with new $400m fund

London and Tel Aviv-based VC investor 83North - formerly known as Greylock IL - has raised $400m for its latest flagship fund. The post 83North looks to add to 14 unicorns with new $400m fund

EQT bolsters sustainability team with hire from Nordea

EQT has hired Ylva Hannestad as Transformation Lead Sustainable Finance & Client Relations from Nordea to work between EQT’s client and sustainability teams, according to a press release.

GP Profile: Verdane looks to step up portfolio deal deployment

Oslo-headquartered technology-focused GP Verdane is expecting to see an increase in portfolio deal opportunities as VCs and sponsors weigh up options for their existing portfolios, Director Merle Price and Partner Henrik Aspen told Unquote.

AE Industrial Partners brings in veteran fundraiser Short in wake of Fund III launch

Aerospace, defence and government services-focused buyout house AE Industrial Partners has brought in asset management veteran Charles Short as head of capital formation. The post AE Industrial Partners brings in veteran fundraiser Short in wake of

India’s Elev8 launches $200m fund targeting deeptech, complex computing companies

Indian early stage investor Elev8 Venture Partners has launched a $200m-targeting fundraise to back Series B and C rounds for tech-driven companies. The post India’s Elev8 launches $200m fund targeting deeptech, complex computing companies first

Industry Ventures targets ‘changing venture landscape’ with new $300m direct fund

Industry Ventures has raised $300m to close its third fund focused on early and mid-stage technology investments. The post Industry Ventures targets ‘changing venture landscape’ with new $300m direct fund first appeared on AltAssets Private

Junction Growth seeks EUR 100m for energy transition fund

Belgian VC Junction Growth Investors is welcoming further investor approaches as it aims for a final close for its first growth equity fund by the middle of next year, co-founder and principal Vincent Gregoire told

Ardian’s battle with Lexington for world’s biggest secondaries PE fund gets PennSERS boost

The $34.5bn-managing Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System has picked Ardian's latest secondaries megafund for its latest alternatives investment. The post Ardian’s battle with Lexington for world’s biggest secondaries PE fund gets PennSERS boost first appeared

Fort Point hits $340m hard cap for Fund III in lightning return to fundraising

Fort Point Capital, the lower mid-market buyout house set up by a pair of former Fidelity Equity Partners execs, has hit a $340m hard cap final close for its third fund - just over 18

Blisce eyes USD 250m final close for Fund II by Q1 2023

French VC firm Blisce plans to hold a final close for its second fund by March 2023 raising USD 250m, founder and CEO Alexandre Mars told Unquote.

Goldman Sachs alts fundraising push continues with new real estate secondaries vehicle

Goldman Sachs is back in the market with the successor to its $2.75bn real estate secondaries fund from 2020 - the latest in a string of big alternatives capital raises from the investment giant. The

Powerful returns see healthcare investor Apposite Capital strike £200m Fund III close

London-based Apposite Capital has hit a £200m final close for its latest fund targeting high growth and high impact healthcare and life science SMEs across Europe. The post Powerful returns see healthcare investor Apposite Capital

Cognitive apps are the future, Scale Venture Partners says amid $900m Fund VIII close

Scale Venture Partners is celebrating another huge fund size increase with the $900m final close of its latest flagship investment vehicle. The post Cognitive apps are the future, Scale Venture Partners says amid $900m Fund

Trio of secondaries PE majors help Deutsche Private Equity raise €708m continuation fund

A trio of major secondaries private equity players have helped DPE Deutsche Private Equity raise a €708m continuation fund to take on a pair of investments from its 2016 vintage Fund III. The post Trio

GoldenTree’s new $3bn distressed fund is already performing at over 30% net IRR

Credit investor GoldenTree Asset Management has capped a rapid return to fundraising with a $3bn hard cap close of its latest distressed investment vehicle. The post GoldenTree’s new $3bn distressed fund is already performing at

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