The Capital Report v19.37


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

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  • 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

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