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Infinity Ventures said to near Fund IV first close with eyes on $120m

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Early-stage investment major Accel Partners has reportedly raised $2.5bn across a trio of venture capital funds.

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Private equity-backed payments business Nexi has begun the process for its initial public offering on the Milan stock exchange which could see it raise as much as €2.7bn.

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Activant Capital makes rapid start to third fundraising in two years

Activant Capital has made a fast start to its third fundraise as it looks to collect up to $250m, just a few months after closing its sophomore vehicle on about half that amount.

MainPERS piles into latest Advent megafund to join Minnesota SBI – report

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Sterling swoops on secure packaging provider Polychem

Mid-market US private equity house The Sterling Group has picked up secure packaging and related equipment business Polychem.

Ardian taps growth fund for CRM software-as-a-service provider Eloquant

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