Fundraising

EQT hits €10.75bn hard-cap on flagship in less than six months

One-and-done fund nearly 60% larger than predecessor


All-in on alignment

Source of capital fuelling GP commit growth sparks GP/LP alignment debate

Essling Capital closes second co-investment fund

Second vehicle closes on €115m and may be followed by successor this or next year



Pollen Street’s third fund breaks £400m mark

Newly closed PSC III breaks £350m target it launched with in 2015

EdRip’s fifth life-sciences fund closes on €345m

Asian investors join LP base helping BioDiscovery 5 smash €250m target

Fundraise review: Is EQUI the future of venture capital?

Some elements of the cryptocurrency fund should not be disregarded

Aberdeen in bid for smaller-LP capital

Open-ended GPMF launched with £138m seed and plans to offer LPs “one-stop” exposure to private markets

The Drawdown speaks to Aberdeen about its new "one-stop" private markets fund (Credit: Aberdeen)

Quantum hits €77.5m hard-cap on second specialist fund

Carve-out and special situations investor closes follow-up to 2014 debut

Un-fundraise review: Lyceum Capital

Exploring the reasons behind why Lyceum Capital scrapped its latest fundraising efforts and opted for a deal-by-deal model instead

Unigestion’s new secondaries fund closes on €300m

Commitments from 59 LPs help ECS II exceed €225m target and reach hard-cap

iCapital scoops up PE portfolio

Miura’s third fund hits €330m hard-cap in a month

The Drawdown quizzes managing partner Seguí over swift raise as GP marks 10th anniversary

Barcelona-based Iberian private equity investor closes third fund on €330m hard-cap

Japan Post establishes private equity manager

New direct private equity arm forms part of pivot to alternatives

TDC II closes on £237.6m

Since launching in 2015, the regional-focused direct lender has invested £160m


DN Capital’s fourth fund in €200m final close

“Substantially oversubscribed” GVC IV to focus on seed and series-A rounds


Capital A Partners launches $60m Nordic B2B tech fund

The vehicle has received commitments from Universal Electronics Inc


Carlyle to renew oil & gas foray

Upcoming fund could exceed the reported $2.5bn target, sources tell The Drawdown


Spanish fundraising loses steam in 2017

National PE body head Juan Luis Ramírez discusses last year’s trends with The Drawdown


Tikehau buys 25% stake in new VC manager

Ring Capital deal the latest for a flourishing market of private equity stakes