Leading Edge Ventures launches early-stage fund

Leading Edge Ventures has launched an early-stage venture fund. Headquartered in Newark, Delaware, with an office in Bethlehem, Penn., the fund will invest in “promising” early-stage companies in the Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region. According to the firm, the fund will make initial investments that range from $50,000 to $250,000 per company.

3i closes 525 mln euros for CLO fund

3i Group has raised 525 million euros in the final close of its CLO fund Harvest IX. According to the firm, the fund is the first loan-only Volcker compliant CLO issued in Europe.


Xenon closes sixth private equity fund

Italian mid-market private equity firm Xenon has raised 184 million euros in the final close of its sixth private equity fund. The target was 150 million euros. Its LP base includes pension funds, sovereign funds, funds of funds, foundations and endowments. Campbell Lutyens & Co. served as the placement agent.

Committed Advisors closes second fund on €500 mln hard cap

Secondaries firm Committed Advisors has closed its second fund at its hard cap of 500 million euros. Committed Advisors Secondary Fund II was targeting 400 million euros. Investors include endowments, family offices, pension plans, financial institutions and high net worth individuals.


Plymouth Ventures closes $61 mln for third fund

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Plymouth Ventures has raised $61 million in the final close of its oversubscribed third fund. As in the case of its predecessor, this fund will focus on growth-stage firms in the Great Lakes region.


SherpaVentures closes $154 mln for first fund

San Francisco-based venture firm SherpaVentures said Thursday that it has raised $154 million in the final close of its oversubscribed debut fund. The focus will be on early-stage tech companies, particularly those in the ecommerce, software and digital media sectors.

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