Fund news in brief

Aterian Investment Partners, a firm launched in 2009 by executives from Sun Capital Partners and Insight Equity, has closed Aterian Investment Partners II at $256.8 million. The fund reached its hard cap in about 16 weeks.

Atlas Holdings has raised $900 million in the first and final close of its second private equity fund. The pool’s initial target was $650 million. Capstone Partners acted as the exclusive placement agent for Atlas’ second fund. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Atlas Holdings is a private equity firm specializing in bankruptcy purchases, restructuring and turnarounds.

Blue Heron Capital has raised $16 million for its debut fund, according to Fortune magazine. The target is $50 million. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Blue Heron Capital is a buyout firm focused on growth equity and lower market buyouts.

DFW Capital Partners has closed DFW Capital Partners IV at $162.5 million, beating its $150 million target. Fund IV has already invested in three operating businesses — Information Innovators, Covenant Surgical Partners and Sebela Pharmaceuticals. Griffin Financial Group worked as placement agent. DFW Capital focuses on lower mid-market service companies, with an emphasis on healthcare and outsourced business and industrial support services.

Eastern Link Capital, a China-focused private equity firm, has raised $330 million for its second RMB fund. The pool’s LPs includes Guochuang Yuanhe, a joint venture fund of funds between China Development Bank and Suzhou Ventures Group, and other unnamed institutions and individual investors.

U.S. asset manager Fortress Investment Group LLC aims to raise 200 billion yen ($1.9 billion) to set up Japan’s first infrastructure fund, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Great Point Partners, a health care investment firm, has closed Great Point Partners II at $215 million. The new fund is larger than the firm’s $156 million debut fund and exceeds its $200 million target.

iXO Private Equity has reached a first close of its fund iXO’3. The fund will further iXO Private Equity’s business model and strategy, based on a permanent presence on the field and an in-depth knowledge of the entrepreneurial and industrial networks in the south of France.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has closed its debut private equity real estate fund at more than $1.5 billion, including commitments from KKR personnel and KKR Financial Holdings. KKR launched fundraising in the second quarter of 2013, while the KKR Global Real Estate team was formed in 2011.

Dallas-based buyout shop Trinity Hunt has raised $211 million in the final close of its fourth fund. The pool’s LPs include pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, fund of funds and family offices. The fund will continue the firm’s focus on lower middle market companies primarily located in the Southwest, Southeast and lower Midwest. BerchWood Partners acted as global placement agent.