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Advent eyes disruptive, high-growth businesses with debut tech fund

The global giant has raised $2bn for Advent Global Technology with the majority of capital coming from existing LPs.
New York

Blackstone collects $26bn for biggest ever private equity fund

Blackstone Capital Partners VIII has eclipsed Apollo Global Management's ninth flagship fund to claim the title.
GP stakes

Goldman eyes 15 GPs with fourth Petershill fund

Details of GSAM's latest fund that will take stakes in private equity managers were revealed in US pension documents.
Pacenote co-founders

Emerging manager-focused Pacenote launches with first fundraise

The placement agent will seek relationships with independent sponsors and lower-mid market buyout, growth and late-stage venture funds.

Three things to know about Ardian’s latest co-investment fund

PEI catches up with Alexandre Motte, head of co-investment at the French giant, to discuss the largest co-investment fund raised by any firm since 2015.
PE Insights, UK PE outlook panel

UK PE market braces for more uncertainty post no-deal Brexit

Capital raising, deal financing and talent retention will face more challenges, according to panellists at a private equity conference in London.
EQT Japan

EQT plans ‘larger’ Asia fund, mulls co-investment SPVs

The capital from its upcoming IPO will also be used to expand its real estate and credit platforms and launch a venture growth strategy.

Five things to know about Vista’s $16bn fund

Here are some key things to know about the technology investor's seventh flagship fund.
Dublin, Ireland

Carlyle Ireland spin-out seeks around €200m for debut fund – updated

Melior Equity Partners, founded by Carlyle managing directors Jonathan Cosgrave and Peter Garvey, will begin raising capital early next year.

Wind Point pulls in new investor for Fund IX

The firm has been cautious about its fund sizes and measured in coming back to market with successive funds.

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