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Tikehau raises record €3.3bn for new direct lending strategy, includes €2.1bn flagship fund close

Tikehau Capital has held a €2.1bn final close for its flagship Direct Lending V fund. It has raised a record €3.3bn including commitments to the bespoke mandates and side vehicles of the same generation. The

KKR in talks with ANZ for MYOB divestment, deal said to be over A$4.5bn

KKR is in talks with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group to divest software firm MYOB. Local media said the deal can be priced at over A$4.5bn ($3.04bn). The post KKR in talks with

Circularity Capital raises world’s largest specialist circular economy PE fund at €215m hard cap

Circularity Capital, a specialist investment firm supporting growth stage European SMEs in the circular economy, has hit a €215m hard cap close for its sophomore fund - triple the size of its debut vehicle. The

NorthEdge taps SME fund to back marketing services consultancy ICP

Lower mid-market UK private equity firm NorthEdge has supported the primary management buyout of ICP, a global marketing services consultancy. The post NorthEdge taps SME fund to back marketing services consultancy ICP first appeared on

Beechbrook brings in £120m for first close of third UK SME credit fund

Specialist direct lender Beechbrook Capital has hit a £120m first close for its third UK SME-focused fundraise. The post Beechbrook brings in £120m for first close of third UK SME credit fund first appeared on

Maven Equity exits technology consultancy Intec Business at 2x multiple

UK-based investment firm Maven Equity exited SME technology consultancy Intec Business Solutions at 2x investment multiple. The post Maven Equity exits technology consultancy Intec Business at 2x multiple first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

Kyma hits €100m for Italian SME digital transformation fund, seals debut deal

Kyma Investment Partners has hit a substantial first close for a €130m-targeting fund focused on digital transformation of Italian SMEs. The post Kyma hits €100m for Italian SME digital transformation fund, seals debut deal first

London tech scene business support provider Jeffreys Henry follows Covid boom with investment from Tenzing

UK-based private equity house Tenzing has backed London tech scene audit, tax and business support services provider Jeffreys Henry.

Enterprise Investors taps €498m Fund VIII for PragmaGO take-private offer

Enterprise Investors has tapped its €498m Polish Enterprise Fund VIII to pick up PragmaGO, a provider of financial services to the SME sector.

Livingbridge, LDC sell Giacom to trade buyer in wake of Covid-19 revenue rise

UK private equity houses Livingbridge and LDC have agreed to sell specialist cloud services marketplace Giacom to trade buyer Digital Wholesale Solutions.

Schroders impact arm launches $350m-targeting frontier market Covid support fund

Schroders Group impact investor BlueOrchard Finance has launched a $350m-targeting fund looking to support frontier market small and micro-businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Strattam Capital looks to boost Netstock’s North America expansion with majority stake buy

Tech-focused private equity house Strattam Capital has made a majority investment in SME inventory planning and optimisation software provider Netstock.

SME spend management startup Spendesk boosts Series B to $56m with Eight Roads Ventures-led investment

SME spend management platform Spendesk has closed an additional $18m to its Series B round, bringing the round total to $56m.

Razorpay becomes Indian’s latest tech unicorn thanks to new venture capital, sovereign wealth backing

Indian fintech Razorpay has become the country's latest unicorn after picking up $100m of venture capital and sovereign wealth fund financing.

Plexus Capital pulls in more than $500m to close latest small business-focused private equity fund

Plexus Capital has pulled in more than $500m for the final close of its fifth flagship fundraise ahead of schedule.

Yotta Capital eyes companies at forefront of next industrial revolution with €101m fund first close

Yotta Capital Partners, a French private equity house dedicated to the next generation of industrial innovations, has beaten its target for its Smart Industry Fund through a €101m first close.

XSML backs Uganda, DR Congo investment opportunity amid first close of third flagship fundraise

Central and East Africa-focused fund manager XSML has hit a $54m first close for its third fundraise targeting the region.

Thoma Bravo keeps up dealmaking pace with Foundation Software buyout

US private equity major Thoma Bravo has agreed a buyout of Foundation Software, a provider of construction accounting software and payroll services for small-to-mid-sized specialty contractors.

BNP Paribas seals timely €570m-plus fund close to help European SMEs through coronavirus crisis

BNP Paribas Asset Management has raised more than €570m for the final close of its second Euro SME Debt Fund, following its first fund completing its investment period earlier this year.

Central Europe-focused Genesis Capital back with €150m-targeting fundraise

Central Europe-focused private equity house Genesis Capital has launched a €150m fundraise for its sixth flagship buyout vehicle.

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