Fundraising

ICG holds €5.2bn final close on third senior debt fund

Newly-closed vehicle is third for senior debt strategy in six years


Aberdeen Standard closes third secondaries fund on $428m

Merged player takes one year to break vehicle’s target and raises over half the capital from existing LPs

GPF’s second fund speeds to €150m close

Raise took a week and comes two years after Spanish GP launched with €100m predecessor



Kartesia moves up with €870m fourth fund

Newly closed KCO IV outstrips €507m predecessor and comes with a more international LP base

Private debt specialist Kartesia closes fourth fund on €870m hard-cap

Fundraise review: Idinvest SME Industrial Assets

The GP’s maiden asset leasing fund promises advantageous terms for LPs

Idinvest's maiden asset leasing fund represents an unconventional private equity approach that brings perks to LPs

Capital Dynamics raises $383m for co-investments

The vehicle’s initial target was surpassed by $33m by final close

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Pontifax closes AgTech fund on $105m

Maiden vehicle highlights investor demand for agtech exposure

Pontifax closes AgTech fund

Accent secures SEK3bn for latest fund

Vehicle was fully raised from existing LPs and domiciled in Jersey to avoid Brexit risks, the GP tells The Drawdown

Sweden-headquartered Accent closes latest mid-market fund at SEK3bn

Private equity poised for resurgence in Macron’s France

AFIC: Reforms could speed up fundraising momentum and help country reach top European spot

Industry figures reflect a bullish fundraising scene in France

Hermes secures $620m for third co-investment offer

$389m was raised for the fund proper, with an additional $230m earmarked for sidecar mandates

Hermes GPE raises $620m for third private equity co-investment platform

Idinvest to back SME equipment upgrades with €300m fund

Vehicle meant to help SMEs rent new industrial equipment sees €150m first close

French private equity firm Idinvest has held a first close for its €300m asset leasing fund

Oakley raises €800m for Fund III

More than 10% of fund total came from Oakley team members and portfolio companies

Oakley Capital raises €800m

Siparex closes fourth mid-market fund on €315m

Vehicle exceeded target after one year on the road and has already inked two maiden deals

With offices in Paris, French GP Siparex has just closed its fourth mid-market fund

Lexington mid-cap fund hits $2.66bn hard-cap

Lexington’s latest vehicle is already 22%-invested


Fundraise review: Palatine Impact Fund

Manchester-based firm raises UK’s largest-ever impact buyout fund


Enterprise Investors raises €498m in three months

More than 90% of commitments came from existing investors


BEX raises €120m for new fund amid executive addition

Erwin Roex named managing partner after second vehicle takes nine months to break target and hard-cap


Abris closes third fund at €500m

New vehicle of mid-market CEE GP comes with €30-75m equity ticket and sealed maiden deals last year