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Alexander Apponyi Joins Asante Capital as Managing Director


Asante Capital is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexander Apponyi as Managing Director in their London office. Alexander brings with him over 20 years’ experience advising on and placing private equity, private debt and real asset funds, as well as private placements of direct investments. He has advised on over $23bn of successful fundraisings […]

Quad Partners Closes Oversubscribed $229 Million Fund for Education Deals


Quad Partners, which invests in lower midmarket education companies, has completed fundraising for its fifth institutional vehicle at $229 million. Asante Capital Group acted as placement agent for the fund. The New York firm exceeded the $200 million target for Quad Partners V LP. READ FULL ARTICLE ON WSJ PRO

‘It Has Never Been Harder to Raise PE Funds’


Fundraising rainmaker Warren Hibbert describes the market forces conspiring to strangle some fundraises and push others over the line in an interview with Private Equity International. WATCH FULL VIDEO ON PEI WEBSITE

Abingworth Exceeds Target on Latest Life-Sciences Fund


U.K. life-sciences investor Abingworth said it has closed a new fund with $315 million. The vehicle, Abingworth Bioventures VII LP, exceeded its $300 million target. Placement agent Asante Capital Group helped raise the fund. Abingworth has invested in more than 145 life-sciences companies and raised 12 life-sciences funds since its founding in 1973. READ FULL […]

J.W. Childs Gathers $250 Million So Far for Fifth Fund


J.W. Childs Associates, the consumer and healthcare-focused firm best known for backing high-profile retail brands that include Mattress Firm and Sunny D, as well as physician management practices like Sheridan, is about halfway to reaching the goal for its latest fund. The pool, J.W. Childs Equity Partners V LP, has held a first close and […]

LLR Closes $1.2 Billion Fund


LLR Partners has held a final closing of its latest fund, LLR Equity Partners V LP, at $1.2 billion. Asante Capital Group acted as placement agent for the fund. The firm’s earlier fund, LLR Equity Partners IV LP, closed at $950 million in March 2014. LLR Partners invests from $15 million to $100 million in […]

Right to Play Sports Quiz 2018


Asante Capital Group was awarded first place in the 2018 Right to Play Sports Quiz in London. Guests at the sports quiz helped to raise over £252,000 for Right to Play’s work. Right To Play runs play-based education programmes in a range of countries and environments around the world including 52 refugee camps, from Jordan […]

The Art of First-Time Fundraising


“Fundraising is an art, not a science,” says Warren Hibbert managing partner of placement agent Asante Capital Group in a recent interview with The Drawdown. READ FULL ARTICLE ON THE DRAWDOWN