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25 August 2016

Madison Dearborn said to have struck $4.4bn Fund VII hard cap

chicago-200496_1920 Chicago-based private equity major Madison Dearborn Partners has reportedly hit the $4.43bn hard cap for its seventh flagship fund.

24 August 2016

LACERS to invest $35m in DFJ, ABRY, Polaris’ funds

usa-1061845_640 The Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS) has reportedly approved total commitments of $35m in three private equity funds this month.

24 August 2016

Tesla Motors-backer Westly Group seeks $175m for third cleantech fund

recycling-1202273_640 Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm Westly Group is back in the market with a third cleantech fund for which it is looking to raise $175m.

24 August 2016

HGGC looks to launch $1.5bn Fund III

dollars cash money dollars capital California-based HGGC is reportedly targeting $1.5bn for its third middle market buyout fund.

24 August 2016

Sofinnova soars past Fund IX total in latest life sciences fundraise

microscope-772297_1920 Biotechnology-focused Sofinnova Ventures has outstripped the $500m raised for its ninth fund by approaching its $650m maximum for its latest raise.

23 August 2016

Texas Municipal commits $100m to buyout, growth equity funds

hand money dollars Texas Municipal Retirement System has reportedly committed $100m across two private equity funds.

23 August 2016

Brooklyn Bridge Ventures eyes bigger tickets with heftier second fund

brooklyn-690196_1280 Brooklyn Bridge Ventures has closed its second fund since its 2012 launch as the New York borough's first VC firm.

23 August 2016

KKR eyes $6bn-$7bn for new pan-Asian fund

blossom-1346456_640 Private equity heavyweight KKR is reportedly looking to launch its third pan-Asian fund soon, targeting a size between $6bn and $7bn.

23 August 2016

Ex-Merrill Lynch, Enel Green Power execs launch new energy efficiency fund in Italy

power-poles-503935_640 Fondo Italiano per l’Efficienza Energetica (FIEE), a new Italian fund dedicated to investments in energy efficiency, has raised €86m in a first closing.

22 August 2016

Basketball star Kobe Bryant launches $100m VC fund

kobe-bryant-932875_960_720 NBA legend Kobe Bryant has launched a new $100m venture capital fund to invest in technology, media and data companies.

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