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6 October 2015

India’s Lighthouse exceeds Fund II target with $138m final close

taj-mahal-368_1280 India-focused mid-market private equity firm Lighthouse Funds has announced the final close of its second fund at $138m, above the original $125m target.

6 October 2015

Rothschild PE arm FAPI closes second fund above target at €775m

hand-holding-earth-1065698-m Five Arrows Principal Investments (FAPI) has closed its second fund significantly above target, at €775m, due to substantial oversubscription.

6 October 2015

Spanos Barber Jesse & Co raises $204m for inaugural buyout fund

funds San Francisco-based private investment firm Spanos Barber Jesse & Co (SBJ) has raised its debut buyout fund at $204m, smashing its $150m target.

6 October 2015

Fidelity Biosciences merges with Devonshire Investors’ tech VC fund

dna-694798_1280 Massachusetts-based Fidelity Biosciences has revealed it is merging with the technology venture capital fund of Devonshire Investors.

6 October 2015

New Octopus fund will target gap in European market, exec says $

Alex-MacPherson-microsite UK-based Octopus Ventures is closing a loophole in the European market with its new $140m second fund, the firm’s head of Alex Macpherson told AltAssets.

6 October 2015

Abraaj to up Mexico dealmaking with $191m of publically-traded PE certificates

skull-908790_1280 Global emerging markets investment heavyweight The Abraaj Group has closed the issuance of MXN3.2bn ($191m) of publically-traded Mexican private equity certificates to be used for dealmaking in the country.

5 October 2015

Brazil-based Pragma buys stake in Carlyle Euro Fund

Chile-based Moneda Asset Management has sold a stake in Carlyle European fund, AltAssets understands.

5 October 2015

Vertex Ventures raises $600m fund to go global

world-610125-m Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek has handed its venture capital subsidiary, Vertex Ventures, with a $600m war chest to expand globally.

5 October 2015

Octopus rolls out new $140m fund dedicated to European businesses

business-world-3-887816-m UK-based Octopus Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Octopus Group, has launched a $140m fund to invest in later-stage businesses across Europe.

5 October 2015

NBA legend Robinson targets $175m with second PE fund

basketball-390008_1280 Former NBA star player David Robinson is reportedly raising money for his second private-equity fund with a target of $175m.

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