EQT: Private Equity with a Purpose

The private equity (PE) industry has grown enormously over the past 20 years, from roughly $650 billion in assets under management (AUM) in 2000 to almost $5 trillion in September 2019 (of which some $1.7…

The top 30 dealmakers in Europe during the Covid-19 crisis

Fourteen of the 15 largest deals by transaction value to emerge in Emea had a boutique adviser involved

Andreessen Horowitz raises $4.5bn across two funds

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has closed two funds totalling $4.5bn.

Early-stage funding rounds dominate VC investment landscape in APAC during Q3 2020

Opalesque Industry Update - Despite volatile market conditions, venture capital (VC) investors seem to continue placing bets on promising start-ups as the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated the rate of digital adoption by companies across…

Challenger bank HMBradley gets $18.25m VC-led financing round

Having officially launched earlier this year, new neobank HMBradley has now secured $18.25m in a Series A funding round.

Stripe’s PE, VC backers lick their lips amid talk of possible $100bn valuation through new funding round

Payments giant Stripe is reportedly looking to raise a funding round which could see its valuation reach somewhere between $70bn and $100bn.

Committed Advisors soars to €1.6bn hard cap Fund IV close as it celebrates 10 years in business

Secondaries private equity specialist Committed Advisors has surged past the target for its fourth fund to hit a €1.6bn hard cap final close.

Charlesbank Capital could raise up to $3.75bn for tenth flagship fund, LP documents show

Charlesbank Capital Partners is already back in the fundraising market eyeing its biggest ever vehicle, just a couple of years after beginning to invest its $3bn ninth flagship fund.

Round Hill Ventures raises €200m fund for growing European proptech opportunities

Round Hill Ventures has hit a €200m final close for a European proptech fund targeting late seed to Series B investments.

AMB :- EU "did not properly consider conflicts of interest" on BlackRock ESG contracts, Ombudsman criticises

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: The EU did not properly consider conflicts of interest when it hired the US investment manager BlackRock, the world&`s largest asset manager, to advise on environmental regulation for bank...Article Link

AMB :- ESG becomes mainstream for investment managers in developed markets: Preqin

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) has become mainstream in developed markets driven by regulations and investor demand, but further adoption and integration into the investment life...Article Link

VCs in $125m round for Atai Life Sciences

Apeiron Investment Group, angel investor Peter Thiel, and Catalio Capital Management have led a $125m series-C round for Germany-based psychedelic and non-psychedelic mental health therapy compounds developer Atai Life Sciences.

RB Ventures invests in Oxwash

Reckitt Benckiser's corporate venture arm, RB Ventures, has invested in laundry company Oxwash.

CEO diversity takes a hit – do boards prefer ‘older white males’ in a crisis?

Recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles also found that 83% of chief executive hires in the UK this year already had C-suite experience

Latour Capital joins €1bn fundraise club thanks to huge confidence from returning LPs

Latour Capital has continued its blistering rise with a €1bn final close for its third fund.

Ibex Investors closes second Israel fund on $100m, eyes deals dismissed as ‘too difficult or different’

Multi-strategy-focused Ibex Investors has scored a $100m final close for its second Israel fund eyeing markets and opportunities it believes are being dismissed as too difficult or too different by other asset managers.

HIG Capital rounds up €1.1bn to target European lower mid-market companies

HIG Capital has hit a €1.1bn final close for its third fund targeting lower mid-market European investments.

Andreessen Horowitz hauls in $4.5bn to close two new early-stage, growth funds

Venture capital major Andreessen Horowitz has boosted its capital under management to almost $16.5bn by closing $4.5bn across two new fundraises.

Bain Capital seals $800m final close for second impact investing fund: WSJ

Bain Capital has more than tripled its capital under management dedicated to impact investing through an $800m fund close, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

New York VC Work-Bench back fundraising, could collect up to $100m

New York-based Work-Bench is eyeing a big fund size increase by targeting up to $100m for its third flagship investment vehicle.