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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

The Drawdown Private Equity Services Awards 2018


The Asante Team are delighted to have been shortlisted for The Drawdown’s Private Equity Services Awards 2018. The Drawdown’s inaugural Private Equity Services Awards 2018 aim to recognise and reward private equity service providers, which have demonstrated exceptional client service, innovative product development and strong and sustainable business growth over the past 12 months. Asante […]

The Rainmaker 50


Private Equity International(“PEI”) released its list of the most influential fundraisers in private equity today and named Warren Hibbert, Managing Partner at Asante Capital as one of The Rainmaker 50. What does it mean to be a rainmaker in today’s private equity fundraising market? The PEI editorial team surveyed senior professionals across the globe asking […]

Private Equity Funds Receive Record Amounts of Capital


Private equity groups are spending the least amount of time on the road raising money as yield starved investors desperately seek a place to park their cash, new figures showed. Buyout funds have spent just 11 months on average raising a fund this year compared with the 19 months it took them to their final […]