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SoftBank Capital leads $50 mln round for Kony

Kony said Tuesday that it has closed $50 million in financing. SoftBank Capital led the round with participation from Insight Venture Partners, Telstra Ventures, Georgian Partners, Delta-V and Hamilton Lane. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Kony is a provider of mobile and multichannel application platforms.

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Hamilton Lane announces promotions and hires in Asia

Global private equity asset management firm Hamilton Lane has promoted Tomoko Kitao to a director in its Tokyo office. Also, the firm has named Masayoshi Yazawa as a senior advisor responsible for leading business development efforts in Japan. And, in its Hong Kong office, Hamilton Lane has promoted Josh Jacob to principal, Brenda Lau to vice president and Collwyn Tan to senior associate on the co-investment team. Also, in Hong Kong, the firm has added Steve An to its business development team.

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Hamilton Lane closes $426.8 mln for eighth fund-of-funds

Hamilton Lane said Monday that it has raised $426.8 million in the final close of its eighth fund-of-funds. The pool’s original target was $400 million. According to the firm, its LP base includes public pension funds, Taft-Hartley pension plans, endowments, foundations and other institutions.

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Hamilton Lane closes first Brazil fund-of-funds

Global private equity asset management firm Hamilton Lane has raised approximately $63 million in the final close of its first Brazil fund-of-funds.The pool will focus on healthcare, education, natural resources, energy and essential consumer goods sectors in Brazil.

Hamilton Lane adds Asia senior professionals

Hamilton Lane has appointed Mingchen Xia as principal on the fund investment team and Yen Li Chew as vice president in the business development group. The new hires will be based in Hong Kong and will further strengthen the firm’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

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This Tuesday morning read all about Lady Gaga’s split from her rising tech investor; the difference between public market and private equity performance and fund launches from Hamilton Lane and Rothenberg Ventures.

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Wyoming Earmarks $600M for PE, Snubs Cheyenne Capital

The Wyoming Loan and Investment Board plans to invest $600 million into three separate managed accounts over the next three to five years, with Hamilton Lane and Neuberger Berman each managing $200 million separate accounts. PE shop Cheyenne Capital, which currently manages a separate account for Wyoming, was said to not meet the state’s new requirements due to its size.

Hamilton Lane Acquires Shott Capital Management

Hamilton Lane has acquired Shott Capital Management. Shott Capital Management provides private equity and distribution management services for institutional investors, including major public and private pension plans, foundations, endowments, and other financial institutions. The firm has offices in San Francisco and Boston.

Hamilton Lane Expands European Team with Senior Exec

Global private equity asset management firm Hamilton Lane is expanding its Europe-based presence with the addition of Paul Waller to the newly-created role of partner in its London office. Waller recently retired as a managing partner from 3i after 35 years and will focus primarily on client development and overall firm marketing initiatives.

Hamilton Lane Invests in iLevel

Hamilton Lane has made a “material investment” in iLevel Solutions. Financial terms weren’t announced. Erik Hirsch, Hamilton Lane’s chief investment officer, is also joining iLevel’s board. New York-based iLevel provides private equity software and reporting services.

Hamilton Lane Approved to Manage Silver State Opportunity Fund

Hamilton Lane has been officially approved by the Nevada Capital Investment Corporation and the Nevada Board of Examiners to manage its Silver State Opportunity Fund. As part of the mandate, Hamilton Lane will be responsible for evaluating and selecting venture capital and private equity funds that will invest in Nevada companies and will also be […]

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