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25 November 2016

GHO Capital’s maiden fund closes on target-smashing €660m

science-1336663_640 European healthcare-focused private equity investor GHO Capital has held the final close of its first fund on €660m, well above the €500m target.

25 November 2016

UK gov aims to unlock £1bn for startups with new boost for VC funds

mouse-593297_640 The UK government will invest £400m in venture capital funds through the British Business Bank, Chancellor Philip Hammond said in his Autumn Statement.

25 November 2016

Stafford Capital hits $180m first close for new timber fund, completes first deal

wood-1802488_960_720 Global private equity firm Stafford Capital Partners has held a $180m first close for its eighth timber fund.

25 November 2016

Ron Conway’s SV Angel hits $53.1m final close for sixth seed fund

angel-1507747_1920 SV Angel, the San Francisco firm launched by Silicon Valley super angel Ron Conway, has pulled in more than $53m for its sixth seed fund in what appears to be a final close.

24 November 2016

New Mexico SIC backs TDR’s new flagship fund with $75m

usa-1562251_1920-1 TDR Capital has picked up a $75m commitment from the New Mexico State Investment Council towards its latest fund.

24 November 2016

Greyrock moves past halfway mark for Fund IV

dollars-426023_1920 Mezzanine investor Greyrock Capital Group has pulled in more than half of the $250m it is targeting for its fourth fund.

24 November 2016

Seraphim preps to reach final frontier of investment with £80m space fund

space-shuttle-774_640 UK-based Seraphim Capital has launched what is claims will be the world's largest early-stage fund focused on the space sector.

23 November 2016

Long-dated funds could fill gap in PE, make GPs more attractive to sellers, BDO execs say $

pexels-photo-28056 Long-dated funds could become a growing force in PE as both sellers and LPs are seeking more security in the volatile markets, BDO Capital's Dan Shea and Scott Hendon say.

23 November 2016

Japanese tech giants help Draper Nexus close Fund II at $175m

download-62 Early stage venture capital firm Draper Nexus has reportedly closed its second fund at $175m, with commitments coming from global tech conglomerates.

23 November 2016

Ex-Android CEO Rubin targets $500m in second Playground fundraise

vail-1710860_1920 Ex-Android CEO Andy Rubin has launched his second Playground Global incubator fund, this time targeting up to $500m.

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