Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Former partner at Facebook co-founder’s VC firm becomes Balderton head of...

A former partner at Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's VC firm has joined European early-stage investment major Balderton Capital as head of investor relations.


LPs anticipate bargain bucket sale on UK assets post-Brexit

Almost half of LPs see opportunities in buying UK-based assets cheaply post-Brexit as investors reel from the turbulent political events across the globe, new figures suggest.

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Blackstone biggest winner in $900m round of Minnesota SBI commitments

The Minnesota State Board of Investment has announced $1bn of private market commitments, in which private equity giant Blackstone has taken the biggest slice.

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Omnes and BIP Capital team-up to buy majority stake in Captain...

Omnes has tapped its Croissance 4 fund to join BIP Capital Partners in buying a joint majority stake in women's fashion business Captain Tortue.

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Bain Capital cruises past goal to close $4.65bn Asia fund – report

Global private equity major Bain Capital has reportedly struck a $4.65bn final close for its latest foray into Asia-focused fundraising.

Ridgemont reels in target-busting $1.65bn to cap commanding Fund III raise

Ridgemont Equity Partners has capped a stellar fundraise by hauling in $1.65bn for the final close of its third flagship vehicle.

Biotech specialist Versant Ventures scores $700m across pair of new funds

Experienced biotech investor Versant Ventures has closed $700m of new capital across its latest flagship fund and a specialist Canadian vehicle.

Sapphire Ventures speeds past initial goal for new sport fund, hauls in $115m

US-based Sapphire Ventures has pulled in $115m for its first Sapphire Sport fund in what appears to be a final close for the vehicle.

Bregal Milestone backs Austrian electric bike business Greenstorm

European private equity investor Bregal Milestone has tapped its recently-raised €400m fund to back Austrian electric bike business Greenstorm.

Bridgepoint-led consortium bids $1bn for Swedish online gambling, betting business Cherry

UK private equity house Bridgepoint is leading a consortium in a SEK9.19bn ($1bn) takeover bid for Swedish online gambling and betting business Cherry.

CPPIB, Canadian government help Northleaf to first close of latest FoF, direct deals fund

LP giant the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board has helped Northleaf Capital Partners to an initial close of its second Venture Catalyst vehicle.

Swisscanto soars past first close goal to hit CHF150m for Switzerland-focused growth fund

Swiss asset manager Swisscanto Invest has hit a CHF150m first close for a new growth fund in just three months of fundraising for the vehicle.

BC Partners, PSP seal €3.25bn Antelliq exit to trade player Merck

A consortium including BC Partners and PSP Investments has agreed the €3.25bn sale of animal ID and monitoring business Antelliq to trade major Merck.

FountainVest strikes RMB1.7bn final close for debut renminbi fund

Chinese private equity house FountainVest Partners has reportedly hit a RMB1.7bn ($246m) final close for its first renminbi-denominated vehicle.

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