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Thoma Bravo said to be instrumental for Musk’s Twitter acquisition

Software-focused PE house Thoma Bravo is reported in talks with Tesla chief executive Elon Musk to partner for a possible takeover bid for Twitter, New York Post reported quoting two sources. The post Thoma Bravo

Framework Ventures boosts AUM to $1.4bn with new fundraise, expecting ‘explosion of growth’ for blockchain

DeFi-focused venture capital firm Framework Ventures has boosted its assets under management to $1.4bn with its latest fund close. The firm has closed its oversubscribed third fund on $400m. The post Framework Ventures boosts AUM to

Serena Williams’ investment firm backs sports marketing tech start-up OpenSponsorship

Serena Ventures, the investment firm of tennis star Serena Williams, has made a seven-figure investment in sports marketing tech start-up OpenSponsorship. The post Serena Williams’ investment firm backs sports marketing tech start-up OpenSponsorship first appeared

Savano Capital sees $300m in AUM thanks to new fund close

Technology-focused Savano Capital Partners has boosted its AUM to over $300m thanks to its new fund close. The post Savano Capital sees $300m in AUM thanks to new fund close first appeared on AltAssets Private

Hiro launches €300m second fund at ‘pivotal moment in Metaverse, VR, AR, Web3’

Venture Capital firm Hiro Capital has launched a €300m second videogames and Metaverse technologies venture fund, almost tripling the size of its predecessor. The post Hiro launches €300m second fund at ‘pivotal moment in Metaverse,

Thoma Bravo invests into UserZoom at $800m valuation

Thoma Bravo has invested into digital user experience company UserZoom at a valuation of $800m. The post Thoma Bravo invests into UserZoom at $800m valuation first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Insight Partners closes biggest high-growth tech fundraise ever with $20bn of commitments

Software investor Insight Partners has closed the largest high-growth tech fundraise ever with over $20bn of commitments for Fund XII, along with a dedicated co-invest fund.  The post Insight Partners closes biggest high-growth tech fundraise

OceanSound Partners races past debut fund target to hit $780m final close

Tech investor OceanSound Partners has breezed past its target for its inaugural fund to reach an impressive $780m final close. The post OceanSound Partners races past debut fund target to hit $780m final close first

Nokia’s venture arm NGP Capital closed $400m Fund V for 5G-era investments

NGP Capital, a venture capital firm with Nokia as its sole investor, has closed Fund V with $400m funding from the technology company. The post Nokia’s venture arm NGP Capital closed $400m Fund V for

One Equity Partners to acquire Trustmarque from Capita for £111m

One Equity Partners has agreed to acquire Trustmarque from Capita for £111m. The post One Equity Partners to acquire Trustmarque from Capita for £111m first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Vista Equity Partners taps $850m Endeavor Fund for BlueConic buyout

Tech-focused buyout firm Vista Equity Partners has tapped its Endeavor Fund to buy into customer data platform BlueConic. The post Vista Equity Partners taps $850m Endeavor Fund for BlueConic buyout first appeared on AltAssets Private

Francisco Partners acquires healthcare administrative software provider Office Ally

Tech-focused buyout house Francisco Partners has acquired healthcare administrative software provider Office Ally. The post Francisco Partners acquires healthcare administrative software provider Office Ally first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

$5bn-managing Industry Ventures hires Jon Wong from BlackRock as VP to tech buyout team

Technology-focused investor Industry Ventures has hired Jon Wong from BlackRock as vice president on the tech buyout team.  The post $5bn-managing Industry Ventures hires Jon Wong from BlackRock as VP to tech buyout team first appeared

Braes Capital launches $600m-targeting fund for United States Federal cybersecurity investments

Braes Capital has launched a $600m-targeting fund to invest in the US federal cybersecurity, technology and services sector. The post Braes Capital launches $600m-targeting fund for United States Federal cybersecurity investments first appeared on AltAssets

Digital Horizon proves immigrants ‘get the job done’ as Fund II raise scores strong start

Private equity fundraising is gathering pace once again as firms look to press on from the panicked months of the COVID-19 pandemic – and the need to stand out has once again become paramount. Specialist

KKR taps €5.8bn European Fund V for Körber investment

Global buyout giant KKR has tapped its €5.8bn European Fund V to acquired a significant minority stake in Körber's supply chain software business. The post KKR taps €5.8bn European Fund V for Körber investment first

KKR hires Mukul Chawla from Temasek as newly-created head of growth equity in Asia Pacific to capture startup boom in the region

Global investment major KKR has hired Mukul Chawla from Temasek as partner and the newly-created head of growth equity in Asia Pacific. Chawla will lead the firm's regional investment strategy into emerging, high-growth companies in

Covid edtech boom sees GSV Ventures eye $300m for Fund III, just months after Fund II close

Hot on the heels of almost tripling its AUM with a $180m Fund II close earlier this year, GSV Ventures is already in the market looking to raise up to $300m for its successor vehicle.

India-focused VC firm Leo Capital looks to more than double AUM with $125m-targeting third fund

Early stage venture fund Leo Capital is planning to launch a third fund which could more than double the firm's capital under management. The post India-focused VC firm Leo Capital looks to more than double

True Wind Capital raises $817m for sophomore fund, 1.5x bigger than Fund I

Technology-focused investment house True Wind Capital Management has closed its second fund on $817m of equity commitments, almost 1.5x the size of its predecessor fund. The post True Wind Capital raises $817m for sophomore fund,

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