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DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ford Financial Fund today announced the closing of Ford Financial Fund III, L.P., with over $1 billion in commitments. Ford Financial Fund is a private equity fund focused on investments in community banks. It is co-managed by Gerald J. Ford and Carl B. Webb, who are among the nation’s most experienced and successful investors in and operators of a broad range of financial services companies. The General Partner committed $155 million of its own capital across Fund II and Fund III, which are both fully invested in Mechanics Bank. Fund II closed in May 2013.

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  • 3Lines Venture Capital, a Greenwood Village, CO- and Gurgaon, Haryana, India-based investment firm, closed on the first $5M tranche of its Rocket Fund
  • Accion, a Washington, D.C.-based financial inclusion focused nonprofit organization, expanded its seed-stage investment initiative Accion Venture Lab with the addition of $33M to its initial capital pool
  • Xiang He Capital, a China TMT focused venture capital firm, closed its second USD-denominated venture  fund, at $425m
  • FlowStone Partners, an Avon, Conn.-based provider of private equity investment opportunities to qualified high net worth investors, has launched a closed-end, non-exchange-listed investment management company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940
  • Freeman Spogli & Co., a Los Angeles, CA- and NYC-based middle-market private equity firm, closed FS Equity Partners VIII, L.P., at $1.85 billion
  • MiddleGround Capital, a Lexington, Ky.-based private equity firm that makes control investments in business-to-business industrial and specialty distribution companies in the North American lower middle market, closed its first fund, MiddleGround Capital I, LP., at $459.5m
  • Las Vegas, NV-based Universal Labs Opportunity Fund has launched to invest in the development of natural medicines for the prevention and treatment of cancer
  • Ford Financial Fund, a Dallas, TX-based private equity fund focused on investments in community banks, closed Ford Financial Fund III, L.P., with over $1 billion in commitments

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