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Venture Capital

B Capital captures $820m for second fund
The venture firm, which is partners with Boston Consulting Group, said it now has in excess of $1.4bn of assets under management.
CAA links to NEA for Connect Ventures
CAA and New Enterprise Associates have reportedly provided an initial $100m for Connect Ventures that could be upscaled to $400m.
BioGeneration Ventures bags $119m fourth fund
Existing backer Bristol Myers Squibb returned to commit to healthcare venture firm BioGeneration Ventures' oversubscribed BGV IV vehicle.
Axa takes wing for Fly Ventures' second fund
Axa Venture Partners was among the limited partners that have helped the deep tech-focused venture firm raise $59.4m for its second fund.
Aamodt to bid adieu to Equinor
GCV Powerlist member Kristin Aamodt is leaving Equinor Technology Ventures, which is being merged with a sister unit under Gareth Burns, to join venture firm ArcTern Ventures.
Aliad commits to Cathay Smart Energy Fund
The new energy-focused fund has added Air Liquide's corporate venturing unit to limited partners including CMA CGM and Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures.
Kyowa Kirin commits to 4Bio
Life sciences venture firm 4Bio Capital has secured the biopharmaceutical company as the first strategic backer for its second fund.
Broughton and Ouimet-Storrs set up Óskare Capital
Solvay Ventures veteran Alexandre Ouimet-Storrs has joined Mercia alumna Nicola Broughton to form a medical cannabis-focused investment firm.

Other News

Shonan iPark to seek out biotech collaboration
Takeda's R&D park is accepting membership applications for Japan VC Consortium, a life sciences-focused venture capital and corporate venturing engagement centre.
Blue Like an Orange closes $200m Fund
Axa, BNP Paribas Cardif, CNP Assurances and SG Insurance have backed the investment firm's first regional vehicle, which has already deployed $80m.
Hicks departs from Dell Technologies Capital
Creighton Hicks, formerly a partner at the computing technology producer’s investment arm, has joined venture firm LiveOak Venture Partners as a principal.
Real Tech goes local with latest fund
Kobayashi and Daikin Industries are among the limited partners for the investment firm’s latest fund, which has a target of about $74m for its final close.
Hwang hurries to Apeira Capital Advisors
GCV Powerlist member Natalie Hwang has departed from Simon Property Group where she oversaw its investment arm for nearly five years, and set up a growth equity firm.
UTokyoIPC unites with corporates for carveout fund
Astamuse and Dream Incubator have combined with University of Tokyo for a carveout fund equipped with just over $26m in capital.

Editor's Picks

Analysis: CVC-backed deals as part of the entire VC realm
In this short piece, we provide a comparison of our GCV Analytics data with Pitchbook’s data up until the end of the third quarter of 2018.
Huashenghaoche drives series D to $210m
Minsheng Financial Leasing-backed online car marketplace Huashenghaoche has received $210m from investors including JD.com spinoff JD Finance and Goldman Sachs.
Innovent enters public markets with $421m IPO
Legend Holdings, Eli Lilly, Ping An, China Life and Taikang-backed Innovent Biologics priced its shares near the top of the range of to raise $421m.
Chehaoduo shifts into next round with $162m
Seven months after raising $818m in a series C round led by Tencent, Chehaoduo has added $162m in series C-plus funding alongside a $430m commitment from the city of Kunshan.
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