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14 September 2016

Avalon Ventures lands $116m for Fund XI

sunset-52933_640 US venture capital firm Avalon Ventures is approaching the halfway mark for its eleventh fund, having collected more than $116m in commitments.

14 September 2016

AirTree collects A$250m for new venture capital fund

fall-1651853_960_720 Australia-based AirTree Ventures claims to have raised the country’s largest-ever venture capital fund, having closed the vehicle at A$250m ($188m).

14 September 2016

Tikehau IM raises game with €610m direct lending fund close

euro-427530_1920 European investor Tikehau IM has upped the stakes for its direct lending funds after hitting a €610m close for its latest vehicle

14 September 2016

Lime Rock announces couple of senior promotions at Houston office

businessmen-42691_640 Lime Rock Partners has promoted two of its Houston-based senior team members James Wallis and Oliver Phillips to managing director and vice president, respectively.

14 September 2016

Four investment funds set to takeover British oil group Expro

oil-106913_640 US buyout major KKR & Co and Goldman Sachs Group are reportedly set to take control of British oilfield services group Expro International Group.

14 September 2016

Baidu boosts AI, VR investing with new $200m venture arm

vr-1570071_1920 Chinese web services giant Baidu is eyeing a $200m debut venture capital fundraise after launching a unit targeting AI, VR and augmented reality.

14 September 2016

Goldman Sachs’ new secondaries fund collects more than $4bn

dollar-bill-1088855_1920 Goldman Sachs Asset Management has reportedly raised more than $4bn for its seventh secondaries fund.

14 September 2016

Carlyle taps out of Bob Diamond team-up for Barclays Africa business

dollar-941246_1920 (1) Carlyle's team-up with former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond for the British bank's African business appears to be over, following reports of issues between the pair earlier this week.

14 September 2016

Blackstone, ArcLight to cash in on AEP asset sale spree with $2.1bn buy of US power plants

power PE major Blackstone and energy-focused investor ArcLight Capital Partners are said to be close to acquiring four power plants of American Electric Power for a total of $2.1bn.

14 September 2016

Caspian gearing up for opportunistic investments in US with third PE pool

money-1196332_640 Caspian Private Equity has raised around $142.9m for a new investment fund dubbed Private Equity U.S. Opportunities III.

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