Raising funds, investing and transforming the technology sector



Representative transactions include:


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SoftBank’s Vision Fund (fundraising, structuring and advisory role): Centricus led the structuring and fundraising
for SoftBank’s Vision Fund, the largest fund raising in the asset management industry to date. The $100 billion
fund makes investments in the technology sector globally, with the Public Investment Fund of the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as lead investment partner alongside Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala. Centricus will continue
as an adviser to the fund and will provide capital markets and structuring expertise.


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Virtualitics: In February 2018, Centricus led the second round of funding for Virtualitics, a data analytics and visualisation company based in Pasadena, California. Virtualitics merges artificial intelligence, big data and virtual/augmented reality to gain intuitive insights from complex data sets.


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ClearForce: In June 2018, Centricus completed a strategic investment in ClearForce, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. The company delivers innovation to the employee risk management market through patent-pending technology.


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(In Execution): Centricus, in partnership with China Merchants Capital Investment Management Co. Limited (CM Capital), a Hong Kong based alternative investment and asset manager, have signed an MoU for the formation of the ‘China New Era Technology Fund’. The fund will have $15 billion of deployable capital, which will be used to invest in and acquire technology companies predominantly in China but also globally. CM Capital and other China-based investors will be responsible for contributing up to 40% of the fund.