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Blackstone ‘eyes up to $10bn’ for second growth vehicle, just months after record-breaking debut fund close

Private equity titan Blackstone is reportedly eyeing up to $10bn for one of the largest growth capital funds ever raised. The post Blackstone ‘eyes up to $10bn’ for second growth vehicle, just months after record-breaking

Munich RE venture arm doubles AUM with $500m early-stage, growth fund close

Munich Re Ventures, the venture capital arm of German insurance major Munich Re Group, has hit a $500m final close for its second early-stage and growth investment fund. The post Munich RE venture arm doubles

PSG’s ballooning fundraising continues with $4.5bn Fund V hard cap close

The former growth capital arm of Providence Equity Partners has hit a $4.5bn hard cap close for its fifth flagship fundraise. The post PSG’s ballooning fundraising continues with $4.5bn Fund V hard cap close first appeared

Capza clears target for debut growth tech fundraise, hits €200m final close

SME-focused investment house Capza has hit a €200m final close for its debut fund dedicated to growth technology investing, striding past its initial target. The post Capza clears target for debut growth tech fundraise, hits €200m

Blackstone brings in ID-management major Okta co-founder as senior advisor

Global private equity giant Blackstone has brought in Okta co-founder Frederic Kerrest as a senior advisor focused on working with the firm's growth equity investing platform. The post Blackstone brings in ID-management major Okta co-founder

HIG veteran Black steps back as HIG Growth head, Hilleboe and new hire Hiatt named co-heads

HIG Growth Partners has promoted Scott Hilleboe to co-head to work alongside new hire and fellow co-head Ross Hiatt. The post HIG veteran Black steps back as HIG Growth head, Hilleboe and new hire Hiatt

PSG backs gym software maker Sport Alliance after continued expansion despite Covid-19

Growth equity specialist PSG has made a €60m investment in German gym and fitness suite software supplier Sport Alliance. Sport Alliance’s flagship product is a cloud-based management software solution for fitness studios, ‘Magicline’, and its adjacent member

Accel raises more than $3bn across trio of new VC, growth funds

Global venture capital major Accel has closed more than $3bn of new capital across a trio of fundraises. The post Accel raises more than $3bn across trio of new VC, growth funds first appeared on

Secondary pricing flies high for infra funds; venture sees big jump

Infrastructure, growth funds and LBO funds all saw secondaries pricing remain above 90% of par in the 90 days to the end of December, according to research by Setter Capital.

Edison Partners said to prep biggest fundraise yet, eyes up to $425m

Venture capital house Edison Partners is reportedly eyeing up to $425m for its tenth flagship fundraise.

Golding Capital raises biggest-ever buyout fund of funds, eyes H2 for launch of follow-up vehicle

Golding Capital Partners has raised its biggest ever buyout fund of funds at €375m - and is already prepping for its follow-up raise before the end of the year.

Experienced growth investor PSG picks up €1.25bn to close debut European investment fund

Growth investment major PSG has struck a €1.25bn final close for its first fund dedicated to the European market.

Qualitas Equity ups size of debut impact investment fund after rapid first close capital deployment

Qualitas Equity's impact division has bumped up the target for its debut fund to €50m amid after quickly deploying the vehicle's first close capital.

Verdane hits €540m hard cap close for new Edda growth fund as Covid moves world ‘from bricks to clicks’

Nordic private equity house Verdane has hit a €540m hard cap close for its second Edda fund targeting growth-stage investments in tech-enabled businesses.

Venture capital takes off: How the lines between VC and PE are blurring

Ian Connatty, managing director of British Patient Capital, talks about the state-owned agency’s journey to becoming the UK’s largest investor in venture growth funds and the increasing blurring of the lines between venture capital and

Israel’s Glilot Capital boosts AUM to $500m with debut growth fund close

Cybersecurity and big data-focused venture capital firm Glilot Capital Partners has boosted its assets under management to $500m with the launch of its debut growth fund.

eEquity raises biggest ever fund thanks to debut commitment from EC, EIF investment initiative

Nordic growth investor eEquity has hit an SEK 1.6bn (€160m) final close for its new fund targeting e-commerce and internet retailing.

Euro VC investor Target Global nears second growth fund goal through €300m-plus first close

Pan-European investment house Target Global is in sight of its target for its new growth fundraise after hauling in over €300m for a first close.

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.

Peregrine Ventures ups fundraising ante as it hits first close for debut growth fund

Israel-based early stage investor Peregrine Ventures has hit a first close for a $300m-targeting growth fund focused on late stage life science companies.

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