Fundraising

With E765m in equity commitments and a E300m debt facility, the GSC European Mezzanine Fund LP intends to play a lead role in European mezzanine investment.
Dominic Shorthouse, the former Warburg Pincus dealmaker, has launched a E450m mid-market buyout fund.
Edinburgh-based Albany Ventures has received commitments from Scottish Widows, BoS, Alliance Trusts and Martin Currie en route to a £40m final closing.
Star Capital Partners’ low-risk capital outsourcing fund and its co-investing limited partners are targeting transactions worth several billion Euros.
Sigma Technology Group’s VC fund has held a first closing following commitments from BoS and Scottish Widows.
Quester’s latest fund, the Quester Venture Partnership, has raised E115m at first closing.
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Primary Capital has closed its second UK and European buyout fund at £100m.
The French firm has completed the fundraising for its mid-market Perfectis I fund.
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