Apollo buys minority stake in life sciences investor Sofinnova

Private equity firm Apollo has taken a minority stake in French venture capital investor Sofinnova Partners, becoming the latest large ticket house to swoop into life sciences.

Nordic Capital reportedly strikes €7.9bn Fund XI first close, well above previous flagship fund total

Nordic Capital has reportedly reached almost €8bn of capital for its latest flagship private equity fundraise, far outstripping the €6.1bn it collected for its predecessor vehicle. The post Nordic Capital reportedly strikes €7.9bn Fund XI

CVC ends potential A$20bn Brambles takeover discussion

CVC has walked away from a potential A$20bn Brambles takeover deal that was announced just a day ago. The post CVC ends potential A$20bn Brambles takeover discussion first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Apollo buys into European life science investment major Sofinnova Partners, agrees up to €1bn of fund commitments

Global buyout giant Apollo has bought a minority stake in European life sciences investment major Sofinnova Partners, as well as agreeing to commit up to €1bn to its funds. The post Apollo buys into European

Earlybird holds EUR 350m final close for Digital West VII

Germany-headquartered Earlybird Venture Capital has held a final close for Earlybird Digital West VII on its EUR 350m hard-cap.

Andera Partners reaches €450m for second mid-cap fundraise since spin-out from Edmond de Rothschild

European private equity house Andera Partners has struck a €450m first close for its fifth flagship fundraise, putting it well on the way to its €600m goal. The post Andera Partners reaches €450m for second mid-cap fundraise

Argos Wityu appoints head of ESG

Switzerland-based sponsor Argos Wityu has appointed Jessica Peters as head of ESG to be based in its Brussels office.

Clearlake gets PSERS backing for new opportunities fundraise, Oak HC/FT back with Fund V

The $73.3bn-managing Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System has reportedly picked Clearlake Capital and Oak HC/FT's latest funds for $200m of new commitments. The post Clearlake gets PSERS backing for new opportunities fundraise, Oak HC/FT

CVC in talks for A$20bn Brambles takeover, potentially biggest PE deal in the country

Australian logistic company Brambles has confirmed that it is in talks with CVC Capital Partners for a potential takeover. The deal can lead the company to a A$20bn valuation according to earlier reports. The post

La Banque Postale AM holds first close to debut infrastructure debt climate impact fund in Europe

La Banque Postale Asset Management has held a first close of its Infrastructure Debt Climate Impact Fund at €270m. The post La Banque Postale AM holds first close to debut infrastructure debt climate impact fund

Crypto, blockchain investor 6th Man Ventures reportedly in touching distance of $145m Fund II goal

Crypto and blockchain investor 6th Man Ventures is reportedly within a whisker of its $145m fundraising goal for its sophomore raise. The post Crypto, blockchain investor 6th Man Ventures reportedly in touching distance of $145m

Brookfield, Angelo Gordon among latest Seattle City pension fund alternatives commitments

Brookfield's latest mammoth infrastructure fundraise was among the latest alternatives fund commitments made by the Seattle City Employees' Retirement System. The post Brookfield, Angelo Gordon among latest Seattle City pension fund alternatives commitments first appeared on

VC Profile: Jeito Capital in final stretch of biotech fund deployment

At a time when many big-ticket GPs are buying up specialist life science investors, France-based Jeito Capital is focused on staying an independent investor as it gears up to deploy the remaining third of its

LPs look to up PE, infra allocations, digital asset appetite booms

Professional investors are looking to up their commitments to private equity, infrastructure and digital assets this year as they look to take advantage of illiquid asset returns, new research shows. The post LPs look to

Another StepStone fundraise sees firm bring in over $600m for new credit opportunities vehicle

StepStone Group has raised more than $600m for its Credit Opportunities Fund I, which will target both liquid and illiquid credit at stressed, dislocated, and distressed entry points. The post Another StepStone fundraise sees firm bring

Tikehau, Unilever, Axa form EUR 1bn impact fund

Tikehau Capital, consumer conglomerate Unilever and insurance company Axa have announced the launch of a regenerative agricultural fund with a EUR 1bn target.

Louisiana pension latest LP to buy into Silver Lake’s mammoth new fundraise

The $26.4bn-managing Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana has picked Silver Lake Partners’ giant buyout fundraise among its latest commitments, it has been reported. TRSL agreed to commit up to $25m to Silver Lake Partners VII

Schroders gears up for new VC fund-of-funds

Private asset management firm Schroders Capital has made a regulatory filing for Schroders Capital Private Equity Global Innovation Management XI (PEGIM XI).

NovaQuest strikes $500m hard cap for latest life science, pharma services-focused private equity fund

NovaQuest Capital Management has struck a $500m hard cap close for its latest private equity investment fund. The post NovaQuest strikes $500m hard cap for latest life science, pharma services-focused private equity fund first appeared

Kayne Anderson real estate arm smashes new debt fund target with $1.875bn final close

Kayne Anderson‘s real estate investment arm has smashed its target for its fourth flagship debt fund by hauling in $1.875bn for a final close. The post Kayne Anderson real estate arm smashes new debt fund

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