Inflexion sells Pharmaspectra to IQVIA for USD 100m

Private equity firm Inflexion has sold medical data disseminator Pharmaspectra to US-listed health information company IQVIA, generating a 25% IRR.

Contrarian Ventures targets EUR 100m hard cap for new climate tech fund

Early-stage climate technology investor Contrarian Ventures is aiming for a hard cap of EUR 100m for its second fund following a close in June, founder and managing partner Rokas Peciulaitis told Unquote.

Angeles Equity Partners makes trio of senior promotions as Fund II raise rolls on

Angeles Equity Partners has promoted Sam Heischuber and Sameer Patel to managing director in addition to naming a new head of business development. The post Angeles Equity Partners makes trio of senior promotions as Fund

Statement by Chair Gensler on Proposed Joint Amendments to Form PF

Posted by Gary Gensler, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday, August 11, 2022 Editor's Note: Gary Gensler is Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on his recent public statement.

Statement by Commissioner Uyeda on Proposed Joint Amendments to Form PF

Posted by Mark T. Uyeda, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday, August 11, 2022 Editor's Note: Mark T. Uyeda is a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This post is based on

The Market for CEOs: Evidence from Private Equity

Posted by Paul A. Gompers (Harvard Business School), Steven N. Kaplan (University of Chicago), and Vladimir Mukharlyamov (Georgetown University), on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Editor's Note: Paul A. Gompers is Eugene Holman Professor of Business Administration

Balderton hires Deloitte’s Broad as head of impact

London-headquartered venture capital firm Balderton Capital has hired Elodie Broad as its first head of impact and sustainable future goals (SFGs).

Kindred Capital heads for first close of third fund

UK-based venture capital firm Kindred Capital is planning to hold the first close for its third fund in summer 2022, with a final close expected at the end of this year, or in early 2023,

ArchiMed reaps 4x on Bomi sale to UPS

Specialist investor ArchiMed has sold Italy-based healthcare logistics platform Bomi to US-listed parcel shipping group UPS, earning a 4x money return.

Texas Teachers’ Retirement System picks three new managers for latest $785m allocation

The $200bn Texas Teachers’ Retirement System has picked I Squared Capital, Blockchain Capital and North Island Ventures as its new managers in its latest round of $785m alternative allocations. The post Texas Teachers’ Retirement System

StepStone scores big fund size increase with new $2.36bn co-invest vehicle

Private markets investment giant StepStone Group has hit a $2.36bn final close for its fifth dedicated co-investment fund. The post StepStone scores big fund size increase with new $2.36bn co-invest vehicle first appeared on AltAssets

Siguler Guff closes largest small business buyout fund yet on $1.97bn

$16bn-managing investment firm Siguler Guff has closed its largest small business buyout fund to date by collecting $1.97bn for its Small Buyout Opportunities Fund V. The post Siguler Guff closes largest small business buyout fund

Foreign GPs step up for large Italian deals – panel

Italy’s private equity market is seeing an increase in large deals often from international GPs that are able to find cheaper prices and opportunities across several sectors, according to experts at the Italian Private Equity,

Literacy acquires fragrance products maker Ashleigh & Burwood

Literacy Capital, a UK-listed closed-end investment company, has acquired UK-based home fragrance manufacturer Ashleigh & Burwood.

Cornerstone VC holds GBP 20m first close for debut fund

Tech-focused firm Cornerstone VC, born out of black-led angel group Cornerstone Partners, has held a first close on GBP 20m for a fund dedicated to invest in diverse UK companies at pre-seed and seed stage.

Latin American business-focused L’ATTITUDE Ventures closes $100m first fund with big bank backing

Latin American entrepreneur owned businesses focused L’ATTITUDE Ventures has closed its first institutional fund on over $100m. The post Latin American business-focused L’ATTITUDE Ventures closes $100m first fund with big bank backing first appeared on

Fundraising failing to keep up with booming ASEAN dealmaking environment

Private equity and venture capital fundraising in southeast Asia is failing to keep up with huge investment activity from alternative asset investors in the region, new research shows. The post Fundraising failing to keep up

ICG closes European Corporate fund on EUR 8.1bn

Listed private investment firm ICG has raised EUR 8.1bn for the eighth vintage of its flagship European Corporate fund, exceeding its EUR 7bn target.

SE Asia-focused Insignia Ventures collects $516m of capital commitments

Southeast Asia-focused early-stage technology venture capital firm Insignia Ventures has collected $516m across two funds as the firm hits its fifth anniversary. The post SE Asia-focused Insignia Ventures collects $516m of capital commitments first appeared

Saudi Arabia, Oman-focused Rakiza gets $300m backing from Public Investment Fund

Public Investment Fund has committed $300m to Rakiza, an infrastructure fund co-managed by Oman Infrastructure Investment Management and Equitix. The post Saudi Arabia, Oman-focused Rakiza gets $300m backing from Public Investment Fund first appeared on

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