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Digital Horizon proves immigrants ‘get the job done’ as Fund II...

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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 investor Digital Horizon has just thrown its hat into the ring by launching a $200m-targeting sophomore fund. Founder and managing partner Alan Vaksman revealed to AltAssets the two unique strategies he believes will underpin a successful raise. 

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UK leading Europe’s private equity rebound from Covid amid ‘unprecedented’ mega-deal...

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Private equity activity in the UK last year reached levels not seen since before the global financial crisis, a spectacular result given ongoing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pantheon promotes four IR execs to partner, reveals launch of Chicago office

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Private equity major Pantheon has made four new investor relations partners amid a string of promotions and the launch of its Chicago office.

CVC said to eye $20bn valuation through London IPO

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UK-headquartered private equity giant CVC Capital is reportedly eyeing a $20bn valuation through a potential IPO.

Eurazeo holds €150m second close for Smart City Fund II with new European and...

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Eurazeo has hold a second closing for its Smart City II fund on €150m, bringing in new institutional and corporate partners in Europe and Asia.

Carlyle lines up €7.5bn European buyout fundraise – report

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Carlyle is reportedly readying itself for its biggest-ever European fundraise with eyes on up to €7.5bn.

Here’s why edtech investing’s pandemic boom can continue post-Covid

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Rather than dipping its toe back into the fundraising waters, it’s fair to say GSV Ventures dived in with both feet, launching not one, but two new funds just a few months apart. That confidence was inevitably boosted by the roaring success of edtech, GSV’s core specialism, throughout the pandemic – but how are things looking in the sector as things return towards normality? Managing partner Deborah Quazzo shared with AltAssets why she is optimistic that the pandemic boom will remain. 

Vista Equity makes professional services software play with $100m BigTime investment

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Vista Equity Partners has made a $100m investment in BigTime Software, a provider of cloud-based software for professional services firms.

L Catterton buys into LightBay Capital’s Alliance Animal Health

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Consumer-focused private equity house L Catterton has made a growth investment in Alliance Animal Health, an acquirer and operator of veterinary hospitals for companion animals.

Big Asian Infrastructure Bank commitment helps Keppel Capital to $1.1bn data centre fund close

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A hefty commitment from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has helped Keppel Capital close its second data centre-focused fundraise on $1.1bn of capital.

Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson back 1Password Series C at $6.8bn valuation

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Password management and online security platform 1Password has hit a $6.8bn valuation thanks to a hefty Series C round led by ICONIQ Growth and backed by celebrities including Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.

Blackstone bags electric vehicle connector specialist Interplex from Baring PE Asia

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Global buyout giant Blackstone has bought Interplex, a specialist in customized connector solutions for the auto, medical and ICT markets, from Baring Private Equity Asia.
 

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