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 gathered about $250 million in total commitments, said a person familiar with the fundraising process. The Waltham, Mass., firm launched its fundraising late last year seeking $500 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Asante Capital Named to PEI’s Inaugural Top Private Equity Placement Agents of 2023

Asante Capital was ranked as one of Private Equity International’s Top Private Equity Placement Agents of 2023, ranking fourth for overall capital raised across all private market strategies and third for both the APAC and North America regions. PEI’s inaugural list looked at the most active placement agents and winners were chosen based on their performance, rather than submission.

Vertex Ventures China (the ‘Firm’, ‘VVC’) closes Fund V at USD 390 million

We are pleased to announce the successful final closing of Vertex Ventures China V L.P. (the ‘Fund’) at USD 390 million. The Fund surpassed its predecessor fund size by over 40%.

Asante Capital congratulates its partner Maguar Capital on the close of a more than €235 million continuation fund transaction for HRworks

We are delighted to share that Maguar Capital Capital GmbH & Co. KG, managed by Maguar Capital, a leading B2B software investor in the DACH region, yesterday closed on the sale of its portfolio company HRworks Holding GmbH to a newly established continuation fund, Maguar Continuation Fund I GmbH & Co. KG (“Maguar CF I”).