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Private Equity Wire 04/03/2020 11:40
3rd Apr 2020 - 4:40pm. venBio Closes USD394m life sciences VC fund. Submitted. 03/04/2020 - 4:40pm. venBio Partners has closed the venBio Global Strategic Fund III (venBio Fund III), its third life sciences venture capital fund, exceeding its target with approximately USD394 million in capital commitments. The capital was raised from existing and new investors, including a broad range of institutional investors comprising pharmaceutical companies, corporate pensions, financial institutions, endowments and foundations, family offices and funds-of-funds. Led by Managing Partners Corey Goodman, PhD, Robert Adelman, MD, and Aaron Royston, MD, venBio Fund III will continue to invest primarily in therapeutics companies that are developing biopharmace.
Private Equity Wire 04/03/2020 11:36
3rd Apr 2020 - 4:36pm. Ironwood Capital exits from Performance Team. Submitted. 03/04/2020 - 4:36pm. Ironwood Capital has exited from its subordinated debt investment in Performance Team. The company was purchased by AP Moller - Maersk and will integrate its services with Maersk Warehousing & Distribution's regional network of 20-plus facilities in the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Performance Team is an end-to-end third-party logistics and distribution provider, offering consolidation, warehousing, distribution and transportation services across the United States. "Company management, led by CEO Craig Kaplan, has done an outstanding job building a national distribution and transportation powerhouse.
Private Equity Wire 04/03/2020 11:00
3rd Apr 2020 - 4:00pm. CVC's new Asia Pacific fund exceeds USD4 billion target. Submitted. By Karin Wasteson | 03/04/2020 - 4:00pm. CVC Capital Partners has raised USD4.5 billion for its fifth Asia Pacific fund, CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific V L.P, surpassing the fund’s USD 4 billion target. Strong demand from a diversified global investor base of new and returning institutional investors allowed CVC’s Fund V to exceed its target, according to the international private equity group with 24 offices worldwide. The increased fund size from the USD3.5 billion predecessor (fourth) fund, CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific IV LP, reflects the expanded investment capability of CVC's network of eight offices across Asia, CVC said in a statement. CVC'
Private Equity Wire 04/03/2020 09:03
3rd Apr 2020 - 2:03pm. Abris Capital-backed Green Group buys Eltex Recycling. Submitted. By Karin Wasteson | 03/04/2020 - 2:03pm. Abris Capital Partners-owned Green Group, the largest integrated recycling group in South-Eastern Europe, has acquired a 100 per cent stake in Romanian industrial waste management player Eltex Recycling. The two companies will join forces to expand Eltex Recycling's position as a provider of waste management solutions in Romania, by “delivering high quality, cost efficient and sustainable services to its clients,” according to the company. “This acquisition is a part of our business strategy to consolidate the market position of Green Group as a leading integrated recycling business in Europe,” said Adrian Stanculesc.
Private Equity Wire 04/03/2020 04:49
3rd Apr 2020 - 9:49am. Kirkland & Ellis advises Oakley Capital on Globe-Trotter acquisition. Submitted. 03/04/2020 - 9:49am. Kirkland & Ellis has advised Oakley Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in Globe-Trotter Group, the British luxury luggage brand, from entrepreneur Toshiyasu Takubo. Founded in 1897, Globe-Trotter is a British luxury luggage brand.
Private Equity Wire 04/03/2020 04:47
3rd Apr 2020 - 9:47am. Hoxton Ventures backs fast-growing online learning platform Preply. Submitted. By Karin Wasteson | 03/04/2020 - 9:47am. London-based Hoxton Ventures has led a USD10 million funding round in online learning platform Preply, with participation from European investors Point Nine Capital, All Iron Ventures, The Family, EduCapital, and Diligent Capital. The capital raised in this round, which doubled the total raised previously, will be used to grow the Preply network of 10,000 verified tutors teaching 50 languages to tens of thousands of students in 190 countries worldwide, according to the company. Using the new funding, the company plans to scale the marketplace, mainly in North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and th.
Private Equity Wire 04/03/2020 04:45
3rd Apr 2020 - 9:45am. TrueBridge Capital Partners raises USD190m for second direct fund. Submitted. 03/04/2020 - 9:45am. Venture capital investment firm TrueBridge Capital Partners has held the close of its second direct investment fund, TrueBridge Direct Fund II, with USD190 million in commitments, exceeding its fundraising target. TrueBridge has successfully closed seven funds to date, including its flagship funds-of-funds and inaugural direct fund, bringing the firm's total assets under management to USD3.3 billion. The fund received strong demand from investors worldwide and was oversubscribed, with commitments from both new and existing investors.
Private Equity Wire 04/03/2020 04:45
3rd Apr 2020 - 9:45am. Draper Goren Holm appoints new venture partner. Submitted. 03/04/2020 - 9:45am. Draper Goren Holm, a Los Angeles based venture firm led by Tim Draper, Alon Goren, and Josef Holm, has appointed Rodney Sampson as the team’s newest Venture Partner. Previously in his career, Sampson successfully co-founded, built and sold Multicast Media Technologies ( for USD24 million in 2010, and was a previous partner and remains the largest minority LP at TechSquare Labs whose investments are valued at well over USD1.5 billion.
Private Equity Wire 04/02/2020 11:39
2nd Apr 2020 - 4:39pm. Secondaries are playing a greater role in PE investing in Europe. Submitted. 02/04/2020 - 4:39pm. Private equity (PE) secondaries are increasingly being harnessed by sellers in Europe as an attractive option for actively managing exposure to PE and its various sub-sectors, according to Cerulli. For buyers—particularly investors new to PE—secondaries can be a highly efficient way to quickly create diversified exposure to different vintages, strategies, and managers, says research from Cerulli Associates. One of the clear attractions of the secondary market, notes Justina Deveikyte, associate director, European institutional research at Cerulli, is that a buyer on both sides of the market might commit to a new fund and also.
Private Equity Wire 04/02/2020 11:38
2nd Apr 2020 - 4:38pm. Harbert European Growth Capital Fund II provides UKCloud with debt capital. Submitted. 02/04/2020 - 4:38pm. Harbert European Growth Capital Fund II (HEGC) has funded UKCloud Limited (UKCloud) with debt capital. UKCloud’s platform supports hundreds of public services across government, healthcare and the wider public sector, many of which underpin critical services used by citizens, businesses and public sector workers (such as health professionals) nationwide.
Private Equity Wire 04/02/2020 08:07
2nd Apr 2020 - 1:07pm. Aurelius completes Armstrong Ceiling Solutions acquisition. Submitted. By Karin Wasteson | 02/04/2020 - 1:07pm. Aurelius Equity Opportunities has finalised its acquisition of Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, the Armstrong ceiling tiles and grids businesses, from Knauf International. Aurelius agreed to acquire the business in August 2019, which comprises two production facilities located in the North East of England and three distribution centres located in the UK, Germany and Spain, as well as business operations and sales capabilities across 11 markets – Austria, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK. The transaction followed Knauf’s agreement to acquire Armstrong World Indus.
Private Equity Wire 04/02/2020 07:40
2nd Apr 2020 - 12:40pm. Blackfinch Spring VCT raises over GBP3.3 million. Submitted. 02/04/2020 - 12:40pm. The Blackfinch Spring VCT has raised over GBP3.3 million to invest in a portfolio of technology and tech-enabled companies, since its launch in December. The Spring VCT has been a natural follow-on funder for the Blackfinch Ventures EIS Portfolios, which invests in technology-focused companies at the start of their growth journey. This fundraise comes at a time when the VCT market is under pressure, with reports that investment in these funds is down 50 to 70percent on previous years and some VCTs therefore may struggle to achieve their sustainable raise requirement, according to Blackfinch Group. Investors in the Blackfinch Spring VCT inc.
Private Equity Wire 04/02/2020 04:59
2nd Apr 2020 - 9:59am. Earth Capital portfolio company SoftIron raises USD34m in Series B financing round. Submitted. 02/04/2020 - 9:59am. SoftIron Ltd, a London-based developer of energy-efficient Ceph storage hardware and software for data centres, has secured USD34 million in new capital. The funding, led by company chairman Norman Fraser, supported by Earth Capital, the global investment firm, and various existing investors, will be deployed to expand its presence across North America, Europe and the APAC region.
Private Equity Wire 04/02/2020 04:56
2nd Apr 2020 - 9:56am. Private equity liquidity hit by 10 per cent VaR caused by Coronavirus Crisis. Submitted. 02/04/2020 - 9:56am. CEPRES, a provider of portfolio forecasting for Private Markets, is advising clients to use 10 per cent VaR (Value at Risk) forecasts for 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. CEPRES projects outcomes for more than 100 Institutional investor portfolios around the world including pensions, insurers and endowments based on their "PE.Forecast" software.
Private Equity Wire 04/02/2020 04:37
2nd Apr 2020 - 9:37am. Council Capital invests in Physician Capital. Submitted. 02/04/2020 - 9:37am. Council Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, has invested in Physician Housecalls,. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Physician Housecalls provides home-based primary care services at private residences, assisted living centers, and independent senior apartments. The company employs teams of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who provide comprehensive, compassionate, and tailored medical care to homebound patients who are most often geriatric and/or chronically ill. In addition to primary care provided both in-person and virtual visits via telehealth, Physician Housecalls of.
Private Equity Wire 04/02/2020 04:32
2nd Apr 2020 - 9:32am. AURELIUS closes acquisition of Armstrong Ceiling Solutions from Knauf. Submitted. 02/04/2020 - 9:32am. AURELIUS Equity Opportunities has completed its acquisition of Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, the Armstrong ceiling tiles and grids businesses in Austria, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK, jointly the Armstrong Ceiling Solutions Markets (ACS Markets), from Knauf International (Knauf). In August 2019, AURELIUS reached an agreement to purchase the business, which comprises two production facilities situated in the North East of England and three distribution centres located in the UK, Germany and Spain, as well as business operations and sales capabilities across 11 mark.
Private Equity Wire 04/02/2020 04:31
2nd Apr 2020 - 9:31am. Ancala Partners acquires majority stake in Holmleigh Care Group. Submitted. 02/04/2020 - 9:31am. Ancala Partners (Ancala), an independent infrastructure investment manager, has acquired a majority interest in UK care organisation Holmleigh Care Homes Limited (Holmleigh), on behalf of its European Infrastructure Fund II (Fund II). Ancala has partnered with Holmleigh's founders Rod Correia (Managing Director), and Matt Western, (Commercial Director), (together, ‘Founder Managers’) who will continue to own a minority interest in, and oversee management of, the Company through this next phase of growth. Holmleigh was founded in 2000 and provides essential residential care, supported living and domiciliary care services to adu.
Private Equity Wire 04/01/2020 10:58
1st Apr 2020 - 3:58pm. Ashurst appoints Asia-Pacific head of investment funds. Submitted. 01/04/2020 - 3:58pm. International law firm Ashurst has appointed Danny Tan as the Asia-Pacific head of investment funds, based in Singapore. Tan has two decades of experience advising on investment funds, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as fund formation and restructuring, fund investments and fund regulatory matters.

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