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15 November 2016

KKR raises $687m for its first growth tech fund

growth5_sq Private equity major KKR has raised more than $687m for its first global fund specialising in growth technology investments.

15 November 2016

NEA China directors’ firm Longhill looks to healthcare with $125m debut fund close

sky-1531789_1920 Longhill Investments, a new Chinese venture capital firm founded by a NEA managing director, has closed its inaugural fund on its $125m target.

15 November 2016

Ex-Microsoft managers crush Tola Ventures fund target, appear to hit $295m final close

computer-1209641_1920 A pair of former Microsoft managers have burst past their target for their inaugural Tola Capital fund by hitting $295.5m, in what appears to be a final close.

14 November 2016

New Zealand’s Movac reels in $74.5m for fourth growth fund

coins-1466263_960_720 New Zealand-based venture capital firm Movac has hit a NZ$105m ($74.5m) first close for its fourth fund.

11 November 2016

Polaris brings in former IBM Security exec Brendan Hannigan

polaris-brings-in-former-ibm-security-exec-brendan-hannigan Boston-based Polaris Partners has hired Brendan Hannigan, a former IBM Security general manger, as a venture partner.

10 November 2016

Four new hires for Frazier Healthcare as growth buyout investing continues

medic-563425_1920 Frazier Healthcare Partners has made four new hires for its growth buyout team, including ex-Edgewater Funds exec Kent Berkley as vice president.

9 November 2016

Excellere enters radiology industry by backing Premier Imaging Ventures

doctor-1297054_960_720 US private equity firm Excellere Partners has made an undisclosed investment in Premier Imaging Ventures.

9 November 2016

European Commission looking for LP giants to help raise $1.6bn VC fund of funds

flag-1615136_1920 The European Commission hopes to attract more than €1.6bn to support the growth of European small businesses through its new venture capital fund of funds programme.

8 November 2016

Peninsula Ventures nearing halfway to $20m target for Fund IV

golden-gate-bridge-1772562_640 US early stage investments, mezzanine and bridge financing specialist Peninsula Ventures is making good progress with Fund IV having raised $7.3m for it in six months.

8 November 2016

Warburg’s Fund XII provides $75m for largest financing round of India’s Rivigo

traffic-jam-388924_640 Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus has used capital from its latest mega-fund to invest $75m in Indian tech-focused logistics company Rivigo, AltAssets can reveal.

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