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Sequoia Capital raises $4 billion for four funds

Sequoia Capital has raised $4 billion in funding for four investment funds, according to a slew of Form D’s recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  First is a $2 billion raise for its second growth fund, then a $900 million raise for Sequoia’s China Growth Fund IV to invest in the Chinese market. The firm has also raised …

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L Catterton to raise $1.25 billion for third Asia-focused fund

Private equity firm L Catterton will raise $1.25 billion for its third Asia-focused fund. The consumer-focused firm previously closed its second fund L Capital Asia with $950 million in 2014, and its first fund with $637 million in 2010. Asia has caught the attention of many investors because of its rising middle class and income, both of which have led …

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Menlo Ventures closes Menlo Ventures XIV fund with $450 million

Menlo Ventures has closed its 14th fund, Menlo Ventures XIV, with $450 million. The new investment brings the firm’s total capital under management to over $5 billion. Menlo Ventures XIV is earmarked to invest primarily in early-stage consumer, enterprise and frontier technologies. Mark Siegel, managing director at Menlo, commented on the investment in a statement on the firm’s blog  — “Menlo XIV …

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SoftBank launches $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund

SoftBank has held the first major close of its SoftBank Vision Fund with over $93 billion of committed capital. The final close of the fund, which has a $100 billion target, will take place in six months. Investors in this round include, SoftBank Group Corp., which committed $28 billion to the fund, the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi …

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