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Trind VC targets C2C deals in Estonia, Finland with target-beating Fund II

European seed-stage investor Trind VC has beaten its target for its second fundraise through a €55m final close. The post Trind VC targets C2C deals in Estonia, Finland with target-beating Fund II first appeared on

Blockchain VC firm Theta Capital eyes October second close for $250m-targeting Fund III

Blockchain venture capital investor Theta Capital Management has eyes on the end of October for a second close of its new $250m-targeting fund of funds. The post Blockchain VC firm Theta Capital eyes October second

Kharis, Verlinvest lead USD 80m round for Not So Dark

Kharis Capital and Verlinvest have led a USD 80m (EUR 82.9m) Series B funding for Not So Dark, a French online food delivery services provider; the round, which also had the participation of Conviviality Ventures,

Thoma Bravo, Apollo, Silver Lake megafunds among $1.1bn of new Maryland pension commitments

The $64.6bn-managing Maryland State Retirement & Pension System has picked a trio of major private equity fundraises among its latest $1.1bn of commitments. Thoma Bravo’s mammoth new software-focused private equity fund picked up $125m from

Iris bolsters Paris and Berlin teams with two hires

European VC firm Iris Capital has hired Nicolas Herschtel as partner from InfraVia and Silvia Ersetti as analyst from Gorillas.

Wingman Ventures eyes new USD 120m fund to back Swiss startups

Wingman Ventures is planning to raise a new USD 120m fund to continue to support Switzerland-based technology companies at pre-seed stage, founding partner Lukas Weder told Unquote.

Space, aviation and defence-focused Starburst Venture launches new early-stage fund

Aviation, defence and space-focused venture capital house Starburst Ventures has launched a new early-stage investment fund dedicated to the sectors. The post Space, aviation and defence-focused Starburst Venture launches new early-stage fund first appeared on

HarbourVest soars to over $3bn for new US buyout fund, 50% larger than target

HarbourVest Partners has surged past its target for its twelfth flagship US private equity fund to close the vehicle on more than $3bn. Fund XII will target buyout, micro buyout, venture capital, and growth equity

DCP set for final close on EUR 45m growth fund this month

DCP, a deep tech-focused venture capital firm with investments in Turkey, expects to hold the final close for its second fund on EUR 45m this month, partner Haluk Zontul told Unquote.

Revelation Partners co-founder Zack Scott leaves to join Norwest Venture Partners

Growth equity and early stage investor Norwest Venture Partners has brought in Revelation Partners co-founder Zack Scott as general partner for its healthcare practice. The post Revelation Partners co-founder Zack Scott leaves to join Norwest Venture Partners

PE, VC execs banking on African tech boom over next three years

Private equity and venture capital execs are banking on an African tech boom over the next few years amid the rapid expansion of the continent's startup ecosystem, new research shows. The post PE, VC execs

CVC eyes exit of Chinese toll road business at up to $3bn valuation – report

CVC Capital Partners is reportedly looking to sell its stake in the toll road unit of China's Road King Infrastructure in a deal which could value the business at up to $3bn. The post CVC

DTCP fundraising train continues with $300m first close for third growth equity vehicle

DTCP, the infra investment house launched by senior venture capital execs at Deutsche Telekom, has raised $300m for the first close of its Growth Equity III fund. The post DTCP fundraising train continues with $300m first

Avanta Ventures eyes next wave of insurtech startups with $225m Fund II

Avanta Ventures, the venture capital arm of CSAA Insurance Group, has hit a $225m final close for its second early-stage investment fund. The post Avanta Ventures eyes next wave of insurtech startups with $225m Fund

Q&A: Octopus Ventures on consumer investing in times of recession

Head of Octopus Ventures’ consumer investment team, Rebecca Hunt, talks to Unquote about the key metrics the venture investor looks for in consumer businesses, emerging trends in the sector and how the current macro-economic environment

Trial of Trump Adviser Tom Barrack Could Shed Light on Foreign Agents

Thomas Barrack, a Los Angeles private equity executive, is accused of working secretly for the United Arab Emirates.

Lakestar eyes fundraise for second Growth Fund

Venture capital firm Lakestar has made a Luxembourg legal filing for Lakestar Growth II; the Luxembourg structure is expected to pave the way for European LPs to come into the fund, a source familiar with

CalPERS commits another $7.4bn to alts, picks Advent, Thoma Bravo, Silver Lake among big PE investments

Pension giant CalPERS has revealed an enormous $7.4bn of new commitments to alternative investment funds. The post CalPERS commits another $7.4bn to alts, picks Advent, Thoma Bravo, Silver Lake among big PE investments first appeared

BADideas.fund targets up to EUR 15m for debut vehicle

BADideas.fund, a Latvia-based venture stage investor, is preparing to raise its first investment vehicle with a target of EUR 10m to EUR 15m, CEO and founder Raimonds Kulbergs told Unquote.

CVC said to eye up to $2bn selling funeral provider Nirvana Asia

Private equity major CVC Capital Partners is reportedly eyeing up to $2bn through the sale of Malaysian funeral services provider Nirvana Asia. The post CVC said to eye up to $2bn selling funeral provider Nirvana

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