Breaking News
0
Ad-Free Version. Upgrade your Investing.com experience. Save up to 40% More details

Advent International nears $2 billion fundraising goal for tech fund - sources

Stock MarketsJul 31, 2019 06:16PM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This article has already been saved in your Saved Items
 
© Reuters. Advent International nears $2 billion fundraising goal for tech fund - sources

By Chibuike Oguh

(Reuters) - Advent International, a U.S. private equity firm with $36 billion in assets under management, is set to raise $2 billion for its new technology-focused fund, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The fundraising underscores what data provider Preqin notes as demand to invest in tech-focused buyout funds which have outperformed their peers in other sectors since 2000.

The new fund comes after Advent's announcement in February that it had hired former TPG Capital partner Brian Taylor to oversee a new Silicon Valley-based technology investment team seeking buyout deals in North America and Europe.

The fund will reach its self-imposed "hard cap" limit, or the maximum it could raise, the sources said. It will co-invest alongside Advent's main Global Private Equity (GPE) IX, which concluded a $17.5 billion fundraising round in June, but it also will do its own deals, the sources said.

A spokesman for Advent declined to comment.

Investors such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds have put more than half a trillion dollars into buyout funds focused on the technology space from 2008 to 2018, Preqin data showed. This has culminated in a flurry of deals involving companies across the tech spectrum, from social networks to cybersecurity.

Advent International nears $2 billion fundraising goal for tech fund - sources
 

Related Articles

Add a Comment

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind: 

  • Enrich the conversation
  • Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed.
  • Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically.
  •  Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and links within a comment will be removed
  • Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user.
  • Don’t Monopolize the Conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also believe strongly in giving everyone a chance to air their thoughts. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at Investing.com’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
Post also to:
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
 
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
 
Post
 
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
1000
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's Investing.com's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.
Continue with Google
or
Sign up with Email