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Welsh Carson inches closer to $4bn for Fund XIII

The firm activated fees on the vehicle in January following a $2.8bn first close in August.

China Renaissance holds over $600m first close on latest RMB fund

The boutique investment bank has raised more than half of its intended target of up to $900m for the RMB Fund III in less than six months.

The 10 largest H1 2017 fund closes (and the LPs in them)

It was a record-breaking first half - but which investors were behind it?

Njord fund set to hold first close on up to €150m

The European mid-market firm invests both debt and equity across the capital structure.

Strong exits boost cash for Onex

The firm’s $4.3bn sale of USI to KKR and CDPQ in May resulted in $563m moving from private equity holdings to cash.

Finles targets €100m fundraise through cryptocurrency launch

The firm aims to secure a 25% IRR by investing almost one-third of Finles Lowestoft Equities Fund in high-growth blockchain companies.

Carlyle eyes first closes on three buyout funds

The firm hopes to raise around $25bn for its flagship US, Europe and Asia vehicles.

Blackstone eyes early 2018 first close for $40bn infra fund

The vehicle will be open-ended, target core and core-plus assets and collect fees based on net asset value.

Wealth manager targets €150m for debut PE fund

Mirabaud has raised €50m for its ‘Living Heritage Fund’, which will back European SMEs with long histories.

SoftBank Vision Fund: $93bn and counting

The record-breaking fund is aiming for a $100bn final close ‘within six months’.

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