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Maj Invest hits $137m first close for financial inclusion impact fund

Private equity investor Maj Invest has hit a $137m first close for its MIFIF III fund focused on financial inclusion in emerging economies worldwide.

Carlyle’s Ireland unit spins out as Melior Equity Partners

The Carlyle Group’s Ireland investment team have spun-out to launch Melior Equity Partners - and plan to launch their first standalone fund.

Low-value deals dominated Asia-Pacific VC at close of 2019

Low value deals dominated the Asia-Pacific venture capital funding landscape at the end of 2019 thanks to trade tensions and an economic slowdown in the region, new research shows.

Leonardo DiCaprio-advised Data Point Capital seeks $100m for Fund III

Data Point Capital – a consumer internet-focused venture capital firm advised by Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio – is looking to raise up to $100m for its third investment fund.

TA exits long-held Zadig & Voltaire as Peninsula invests

TA Associates has exited its investment in French luxury clothing brand Zadig & Voltaire, as European buyout house Peninsula makes a strategic growth investment in the business.

HIG Capital bolster distressed debt unit with new appointment

HIG Capital has announced the appointment of Florian Kawohl as managing director at its distressed debt business, Bayside Capital.

UK’s CDC reveals £2bn Africa investment plan, commits to five PE/VC funds targeting continent

UK government impact investor CDC Group has revealed it plans to invest £2bn in African companies over the next two years as it looks to double the size of its portfolio on the continent.

VC heavyweights agree clause to require portfolio businesses address climate risk, sustainability

More than 20 European venture capital houses have joined up to develop a sustainability clause committing newly-financed companies to take part in more climate protection initiatives.

Fundraising veteran Abensour joins European investment house CAPZA

Veteran fundraising exec Caroline Abensour has been named head of investor relations at small and mid-cap private investment house CAPZA.

Enterprise Investors scores 9x return selling prefab house maker Danwood

Polish private equity player Enterprise Investors has scored an impressive 9x return selling prefab housing maker Danwood to Korean construction major GS.

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