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.


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New Era Technology Fund (in execution): Centricus, in partnership with China Merchants Capital Investment Management Co. Limited (CM Capital), a Hong Kong-based alternative investment and asset manager, and SPF Group, a China-based asset management company, have signed an MoU for the formation of the ‘New Era Technology Fund’. The fund will have RMB100 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. Centricus and SPF Group will form a joint venture, Centricus SPF, and will be responsible for assembling the remaining international investors.


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Virtualitics (strategic investment): 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 (strategic investment): 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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Exyn Technologies (strategic investment): Centricus led the Series A round, which raised $16 million, for Exyn Technologies, a spin-out of University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab, using drones and ground-based robots to collect data from places where maps and GPS don’t exist. Funding will go toward commercial growth, expanding its global reach and developing offerings for customers in new industries.