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19 October 2016

Octopus expands investment team following £100m fundraise

fish-1633525_960_720 Octopus Ventures has expanded its investment team with the hire of Zihao Xu, just months after closing a £100m fund.

19 October 2016

Pension funds pile in to help Ysios close second biotech fund at €126.4m $

barcelona-547803_640 Appetite from family offices and pension helped Barcelona-based Ysios Capital close its second biotechnology fund at €126.4m according to partner Joel Jean-Mairet.

19 October 2016

Augment Ventures launches $20m-targeting Fund II

dollar-499481_1920 (1) Michigan-based Augment Ventures is looking to raise up to $20m for its second fund, AltAssets can reveal.

19 October 2016

3TS expands into US, hires ex-Edison partner to lead office

washington-dc-1624419_1280 European tech investor 3TS Capital Partners has expanded into the US and hired ex-Edison Partners exec Sever Totia to head up the operation.

19 October 2016

Growth Calculus eyes specialist marketing services with debut fundraise

office-594132_1920 Growth Calculus has launched its debut fundraise to target specialised marketing services businesses in the US and Canada.

18 October 2016

Sofinnova’s tenth flagship VC fund closes on $650m hard cap

viruses-1359272_640 Biotech-focused venture capital firm Sofinnova has held the final close for its oversubscribed Fund X on $650m, smashing the original target of $550m.

18 October 2016

Quark joins with Chinese investment bank to create $500m health sciences fund

vancouver-1684467_960_720 Canadian venture capital firm Quark Venture has joines with a China-based investment bank to launch a $500m fund.

18 October 2016

NewSpring raises more than $253m for Fund IV

tree-439171_960_720 US private equity firm NewSpring Capital has raised over $253m for its fourth growth equity fund.

17 October 2016

Welkin Capital warms up second fundraise with first slew of commitments

flag-15930_1920 Chinese growth equity firm Welkin Capital Partners is out targeting up to $200m for its second fundraise, AltAssets can reveal.

17 October 2016

BGF re-ups in UK-based Gymbox through £39m equity, debt round

sport-1235019_1920 London-based investor the Business Growth Fund has renewed its commitment to gym chain Gymbox through a £39m funding round.

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