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Monitor Clipper Equity Partners II LP of Cambridge, Mass., raised an additional $81 million from 18 accredited investors through a private placement of partnership interests. Most recently, the fund had reported that it had raised $611.9 million from 62 accredited investors as of January 2004. The partnership calls itself a private equity investment fund.

Quaker BioVentures LP of Greenville, Del., raised an additional $24.5 million from 32 accredited investors through a private placement of partnership interests. This brings the total amount raised to $139.4 million out of targeted $300 million. The fund plans to invest in life sciences companies located in the Mid-Atlantic region. The City of Philadelphia Board of Pensions and Retirement, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Employeesí Retirement System and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Employeesí Retirement System are listed among beneficial owners.

Copeley Capital Partners I LP of Charlotte, N.C., has filed to raise $40 million through a private offering of partnership interests. At the time of its SEC filing, the firm had already raised $20 million from 15 accredited investors. The fund plans to make private equity investments, primarily through leveraged acquisitions and recapitalizations of small privately held businesses in the Southeast.

Renaissance Ventures LLC of Fargo, N.D., has filed to raise $10 million through a private placement of units of membership interests. At the time of its SEC filing, the fund had already raised $360,000 from eight accredited investors. A minimum investment of $25,000 is required on the placement. The venture capital fund plans to invest in early and later stage growth businesses in North Dakota.

2003 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund LP and 2003 Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund (QC) LP of New York raised an additional $471.7 million from 58 accredited investors through a private placement of partnership interests. This brings the total amount raised to the targeted $712.5 million. Most recently, the fund reported that it had raised $240.8 million from 39 accredited investors as of November 2003. The fund plans to make control investments through leveraged acquisitions at the small end of the middle market. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (indirectly) are among the beneficial owners of the fund.

Pantheon Venture Partners II LP of San Francisco raised $100 million from one accredited investor through a private placement of partnership interests. The filing lists State Board of Administration of Florida as a beneficial owner of the fund. See story, page TK.