Financial services-focused private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners reportedly held a $275m first close for its latest fund last week.
The firm is currently targeting $550m according to peHub, which cited sources saying it had collected about half that figure to date.
Reports earlier this year suggested Lovell Minnick was hoping to hold a first close by the end of March and wrap up the fundraise by the summer.
Founded in 1999, Lovell Minnick focuses exclusively on the mid-market financial services space, targeting investments between $20m and $80m in each portfolio company.
It last raised $450m for Fund III back in 2010.
Earlier this week Lovell Minnick Partners promoted Jason Barg and Trevor Rich to principals.
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