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Insight Venture Partners of New York has raised about $518 million in limited partner commitments for its fifth fund, according to regulatory filings. The vehicle is technically comprised of three sub-funds, including $347.39 million for Insight Venture Partners V, $91 million for Insight (Cayman) V and $79.3 million for Insight Venture Partners V Co-Investment Fund. The Nobska Group, a Stevenson, Md.-based strategy consulting and merchant banking firm, is raising $40 million for a venture capital fund, according to a regulatory filing.Atlantic Bridge Ventures has launched as a pan-European venture capital firm with offices in London and Dublin. It will focus on the technology sector, and already has held a first close of $63 million for its inaugural fund.Greenwich Street Capital Partners of Florham, Park, N.J. is looking to raise
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  Florham, Park, N.J. is looking to raise upwards of $243 million for its second European mezzanine fund, according to a regulatory filing. It has secured more than $45 million to date.ABS Capital Partners has filed to raise $500 million for its fifth buyouts fund. The firm has $1.5 billion under management and maintains offices in Baltimore, San Francisco and Boston.Storm Ventures of Menlo Park, Calif., has raised nearly $11 million from limited partners for its latest venture capital fund, Storm Ventures Affiliates Fund III LP. The firm focuses on networking and communications.Venture firm Vision Capital Partners has raised nearly $230 million for its private equity fund, Vision Capital Partners V-A LP. The firm, based in the Channel Islands, specializes in trans-Atlantic investments focusing on communication,software and internet/e-commerce companies.
software and internet/e-commerce companies. Of the nearly $230 million raised, more than $144 million came from non-U.S. LPs, according to its regulatory filing.Sovereign Capital, a U.K.-based private equity firm focused on the middle market, has closed its second fund with $500 million. Limited partners include Access Capital Partners, Danske Private Equity, Nordea Investment Management, Robeco Private Equity and Wilshire Associates Europe. Apollo Management is looking to raise upwards of $6 billion for its sixth buyout fund, according to published reports. It raised $3.8 billion for its fifth fund in 2001.Golub Capital has closed its fourth mezzanine fund with $800 million in limited partner commitments. Echelon Ventures of Burlington, Mass., has raised nearly $500,000 for its venture capital fund, according to its regulatory filing. The information in Fund Notes is compiled by PE Week staff from press releases, news articles and other sources. Some of the briefs are derived from filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and are only as current as the filings themselves. The listings are not an advertisement for the sale of securities