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Fundraising fears rise as global private equity dry powder hits $1.5tn

Fears are rising that the private equity fundraising may be near an inevitable peak after another year of capital pouring into the asset class pushed global dry powder to a new $1.5tn high.

The positives and negatives to larger private equity fund sizes

GPs raising increasingly large funds can be a double-edged sword for potential LP backers. Pavilion Alternatives managing director Richard Pugmire explains the positives and negatives of ever-rising GP fundraises.

Linse Capital already back fundraising four months after Fund II close

California-based Linse Capital is back in the fundraising market after only closing its previous fund in October last year, AltAssets can reveal.

Trump’s US navy secretary nominee Philip Bilden stands down

US President Donald Trump’s navy secretary nominee Philip Bilden has withdrawn from contention due to a 'conflict of personal interests', according to a statement from the Pentagon.

Yukon Partners pulls in more capital for latest mezzanine fundraise

Mezzanine debt provider Yukon Partners is more than two-thirds of the way to its target for its third fund, AltAssets can reveal.

Silver Lake leads $500m investment in lending business SoFi

Tech-focused US private equity major Silver Lake Partners has agreed to lead a $500m investment in lending and wealth management business SoFi through a Series F round.

KKR makes pet food provider Gambol latest China Growth Fund investment

Global buyout house KKR used the China Growth Fund to add pet food provider Gambol Pet Group to its portfolio.

Sequoia, IDG team with Chinese travel agency for new tourism fund

Sequoia Capital and IDG Capital have teamed with Chinese travel agency CYTS Tours Holdings to launch a new fund aimed at travel startups.

Vanedge closes latest venture capital fund on $161m

Canada-based venture capital firm Vanedge Capital Partners has closed its latest fund on $161m.

Sterling Partners picks eye care business Grand Rapids Ophthalmology as latest deal

Mid-market US buyout house Sterling Partners has backed eye care business Grand Rapids Ophthalmology.