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23 July 2014

Sofinnova Ventures tops out Fund VIII raise at $500m hard cap

microscope7_sq Biotechnology-focused Sofinnova Ventures has held a final close of its ninth fund on its $500m hard cap, confirming an AltAssets story from mid-July.

23 July 2014

Africa’s Ascent Capital closes East Africa fund on $50m

africa-grow-green-shoot Africa-focused private equity firm Ascent Capital has held a $50m final close for a new growth capital vehicle targeting East Africa.

22 July 2014

Guardian over half way to Fund II target with $87m registered commitments

half full Lower mid-market focused Guardian Capital Partners is more than halfway to its $150m target having harvested $87.1m from LPs.

22 July 2014

Blackstone-backed Patria pulls in $1.75bn for latest Brazil fund

south-america-map Blackstone-backed Brazilian private equity firm Patria Investimentos has reportedly held a $1.75bn hard cap final close for its fifth buyout fund.

22 July 2014

UPDATE: UK’s Sovereign Capital pulls in £300m for Fund IV from LPs across globep

pounds3_lrg Buy and build-focused Sovereign Capital has attracted £300m of LP commitments for its fourth fund, AltAssets can reveal.

22 July 2014

JP Morgan surges towards $1bn in second digital tech fundraisep

50dollars JP Morgan’s asset management unit has pulled in almost $1bn for the main vehicle of its second tech-focused private equity fund, AltAssets can reveal.

21 July 2014

Heavy oversubscription drives Consonance Capital debut fundraise to $500m hard cap

consonance Consonance Capital Partners, the healthcare investor set up by a trio of former JP Morgan execs, has closed its debut vehicle on its $500m hard cap.

21 July 2014

Foundation Energy Management doubles up for energy fund Vp

blue-corona-412522-m Oil and gas-focused Foundation Energy Management has launched is targeting $300m for its fifth private equity energy fund, AltAssets has learned.

21 July 2014

Veritas confirms first fundraise since suicide of founder McKeonp

dollars US private equity firm Veritas Capital Management has officially launched its first fund since the shock suicide of founder and chairman Robert McKeon two years ago.

21 July 2014

Private equity firm Primary Europe reaches £225m target for fourth fundp

business-target-1-1158794-m UK private equity firm Primary Europe has reached its £225m target for its fourth fund.

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