RHC Report v19.41

RHC REPORT HIGHLIGHT

Maven Ventures, a venture capital fund that made early-stage investments in Zoom and Cruise, is launching a $65 million fund to feed off growing investor interest in taking small but very early bets on the next generation of technology companies.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/catherineperloff/2019/09/25/maven-ventures-raises-new-fund/#69630b4f6b85

RHC REPORT

  • Sverica Capital Management, a growth-oriented lower middle-market private equity firm, held the first and final close of its fifth private equity fund, at $450M
  • Thin Line Capital, a Pasadena, CA-based venture capital firm, launched a seed-stage fund with the first close of over $5m
  • Voyager Capital, a Seattle, WA-based venture capital firm focused on first-round venture technology investments, raised $100m to accelerate innovation in the Cascadia market, which includes Washington, Oregon, and Western Canada
  • Accelmed, a New York- and Herzliya, Israel-based group of funds investing in health tech companies in the fields of medical device and digital health, is establishing a new venture capital fund with the goal of raising and managing approximately $100m
  • 83North, a London, UK and Tel Aviv, Israel – based international venture capital firm, closed a $300m fundraising
  • Las Vegas, Nevada-based Sports Gaming Investment Fund (SGIF) has launched a new fund focused primarily on the U.S. legal sports betting industry
  • Panache Ventures, a Montreal, Quebec-based venture capital firm, closed its inaugural fund, at $58m
  • Silverton Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Austin, is to raise $120m for its latest fund
  • Notion Capital, a London, UK-based venture capital firm, has launched its fourth fund focused on B2B, with a target to exceed $150m
  • Radian Capital, a NYC-based growth stage fund focused on enterprise software and technology-enabled services, raised $300m for its second fund
  • Kimmeridge Energy Management Company, LLC, an energy private equity firm focused on making direct investments in unconventional oil and gas assets in the U.S., closed its fifth fund, at $800m
  • Valor Ventures, an Atlanta, GA-based woman-led venture capital firm, held the first close on its Fund
  • HKW, an Indianapolis- and NYC-based middle-market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies, closed HKW Capital Partners V, L.P., with total commitments of $365m
  • Harbinger Ventures, a Boulder, CO-based growth equity firm that funds female-founded consumer brands, closed its second fund, at $21.7M
  • Grand Ventures, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based venture capital firm focused on providing emerging companies with early-stage capital and strategic support, closed its flagship Fund I, LP, at $28m
  • Ajax Health, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based investor in the healthcare space, raised $100m to form Ajax 3
  • Pico Venture Partners, a Jerusalem, Israel-based early-stage venture capital firm, closed its second fund, at $80m
  • Cresco Capital Partners rebrands as Entourage Effect Capital; launches cannabis related fund
  • Maven Ventures, a Palo Alto, CA-based venture capital firm investing in seed-stage consumer software companies, closed Maven Ventures Fund III, at $65M

DISCLAIMER: All deal information is provided by 3rd party sources such as AP, Bloomberg, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other great resources. Please check with the company website for a press release. We do not update our posting or check the source of the news.

RHC Report v19.38

RHC HIGHLIGHT

PALO ALTO, Calif. & NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has completed fundraising for Advent Global Technology (“Advent Tech” or the “Fund”), a technology-focused companion fund to its flagship Global Private Equity (GPE) program. Advent Tech exceeded its $1.6 billion target and reached its hard cap of $2 billion after six months in the market.

The debut of the new fund closely follows the completion of fundraising for Advent’s ninth global private equity fund, GPE IX, at the hard cap of $17.5 billion, bringing the firm’s total capital raised in 2019 to $19.5 billion.

Read more: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190918005239/en/Advent-International-Raises-2-Billion-Global-Technology

RHC REPORT (NEW FUNDS)

  • Pico Venture Partners, a Jerusalem, Israel-based early-stage venture capital firm, closed its second fund, at $80m
  • ArcTern Ventures, a Toronto and Montreal, Canada-based venture capital firm investing globally in breakthrough clean technology companies addressing climate change and sustainability, held the second closing of its Fund II
  • Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a data platform to investigate, monitor, analyze and act on data at any scale, launched Splunk Ventures and two inaugural funds
  • Venture University (VU), an investor accelerator for venture capital (VC), private equity (PE), and angel investing, and a multi-stage investment fund, has announced the launch of its New York City office and NYC-based investor accelerator programs
  • Colorcon, a Harleysville, PA-based world leader in the development, supply and technical support of specialty products for the pharmaceutical industry, has established Colorcon Venturesa $50m venture fund
  • AnaCap Financial Partners, a European dedicated financial services specialist investor, closed its fourth Credit Opportunities fund, at €1 billion
  • Bee Partners, a San Francisco, CA-based pre-seed venture capital firm, closed its third fund, at $43m
  • Mission Bay Capital, a San Francisco, CA-based early-stage life-science venture capital firm investing in innovative entrepreneurs working on vital medical and environmental challenges, closed its third fund, at $60M
  • March Capital Partners, a Santa Monica, CA-based technology investment firm, is raising a €410m fund
  • Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners L.L.C., a Boston, MA-based affiliate of Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a private equity investment firm with over $45 billion in aggregate capital commitments, closed its fourth fund with $2.0 billion of limited partner commitments
  • Ardian, a Paris, France-based private investment firm, raised $2.5 billion for its latest co-investment fund, Ardian Co-Investment Fund V
  • Hype Capital, the newly created venture fund of HYPE Sports Innovation, is now expanding its VC fund in the US
  • Sky9 Capital, a Beijing, China-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in Chinese technology startups, closed a new set of funds with $440m in capital commitments
  • Advent International, a global private equity investor, completed fundraising for Advent Global Technology, a technology-focused companion fund to its flagship Global Private Equity (GPE) program, at $2 billion

DISCLAIMER: All deal information is provided by 3rd party sources such as AP, Bloomberg, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other great resources. Please check with the company website for a press release. We do not update our posting or check the source of the news.

RHC Report v19.37

RHC REPORT HIGHLIGHT

The growth investing arm of private-equity firm Providence Equity Partners has wasted no time raising its latest fund.

Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners has collected $2 billion for its latest growth vehicle, a little more than a year after raising

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/providence-strategic-growth-collects-2-billion-for-fourth-vehicle-11568160000?tpl=privateequity

RHC REPORT

  • Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners L.L.C., a Boston, MA-based affiliate of Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a private equity investment firm with over $45 billion in aggregate capital commitments, closed its fourth fund with $2.0 billion of limited partner commitments
  • Ardian, a Paris, France-based private investment firm, raised $2.5 billion for its latest co-investment fund, Ardian Co-Investment Fund V
  • Hype Capital, the newly created venture fund of HYPE Sports Innovation, is now expanding its VC fund in the US
  • Sky9 Capital, a Beijing, China-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in Chinese technology startups, closed a new set of funds with $440m in capital commitments
  • Marketing Architects, a Minneapolis based advertising agency, has launched a corporate venture capital arm
  • Link Ventures, a Cambridge, Mass.-based venture capital firm, closed on more than $100m in capital commitments for its Link Ventures 2 fund
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 prevention and treatment of cancer
  • Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., a Tokyo, Japan-based specialty pharma company with a focus on oncology, is to invest up to US$30m in Remiges Biopharma Fund II, LP, a biopharma venture capital fund formed by Remiges Ventures

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

RHC Report v19.35

RHC REPORT HIGHLIGHT

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.

Read more: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190903005209/en/Ford-Financial-Fund-III-L.P.-Closes-1

RHC REPORT

  • 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

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

RHC Report v19.34

RHC REPORT HIGHLIGHT

Mindset Ventures, an International early-stage Venture Capital Fund, has announced the launch of its Fund III aimed at $50M. Mindset has local presence in Sao Paulo, San Francisco and Tel-Aviv, around 40 companies in its portfolio and has also recently announced its first exit.

Read more: https://www.prweb.com/releases/mindset_ventures_announces_its_first_exit_and_the_launch_of_its_third_fund/prweb16515401.htm

RHC REPORT

  • 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
  • Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., a Tokyo, Japan-based specialty pharma company with a focus on oncology, is to invest up to US$30m in Remiges Biopharma Fund II, LP, a biopharma venture capital fund formed by Remiges Ventures
  • Presight Capital, the international venture arm of Christian Angermayer’s Apeiron Investment Group, closed its first fund, at $80m
  • Varsity Healthcare Partners, a Los Angeles, California and Stamford, Connecticut-based lower middle-market private equity firm focused on healthcare services, closed Varsity Healthcare Partners III, at $417m
  • Algo Capital, the financial institution focused on accelerating access, adoption and liquidity of the Algorand blockchain, closed its Algo VC Fund, at $200m
  • CrowdStrike, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD), a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based cloud-delivered endpoint protection provider, launched a $20m early stage investment fund
  • Fearless Fund has launched a $5M venture capital fund fueling women Of color owned businesses
  • Paragon Biosciences, LLC, a Chicago, IL-based life science firm that invests in, builds, and advises bioscience companies, has formed Paragon Health Capital
  • Novalis LifeSciences, a Hampton, N.H.-based investment and advisory firm for the Life Science industry, raised $85M in capital for its first fund
  • Mindset Ventures, a Sao Paulo, San Francisco and Tel-Aviv-based early-stage venture capital firm, is announcing the launch of its third fund with a target of $50M

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

RHC Report v19.33

RHC REPORT HIGHLIGHT

Argonaut Private Equity closed Argonaut Private Equity Fund IV, at $400m

TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Argonaut Private Equity, a Tulsa-based private equity fund, announced its investment in Mammoth Carbon Products, a Houston-based pipeline distribution company. Mammoth is an industry leader in carbon steel pipe distribution and services for the energy infrastructure markets.

Read more: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190228005836/en/Argonaut-Private-Equity-Partners-Mammoth-Carbon-Products

RHC REPORT

  • Paragon Biosciences, LLC, a Chicago, IL-based life science firm that invests in, builds, and advises bioscience companies, has formed Paragon Health Capital
  • Fearless Fund has launched a $5M venture capital fund fueling women Of color owned businesses
  • Novalis LifeSciences, a Hampton, N.H.-based investment and advisory firm for the Life Science industry, raised $85M in the capital for its first fund
  • Sunstone Management, a diversified capital management and investment firm based in Long Beach, Calif., has launched a new fund to facilitate the growth of startups participating in the Long Beach Accelerator program
  • NYC-based early stage venture capital Swell Partners has launched a new $3.3m sector-agnostic, human-centric fund
  • Lux Capital, a venture capital firm based in New York City and Silicon Valley investing in counter-conventional, seed and early stage science and technology ventures, raised over $1 billion for two new funds
  • Oakley Capital, a Western Europe-focused private equity firm, recently closed its latest fund, at €1.46bn
  • Argonaut Private Equity, a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based private equity firm, closed Argonaut Private Equity Fund IV, at $400m

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.