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Spectrum Equity raises $1.25 billion for new fund

Spectrum Equity Partners has quietly closed its eighth flagship fund with $1.25 billion in capital commitments, plus also secured $125 million for its first-ever "overage" fund, Axios has learned.

Overage fund: This will be used to supplement larger investment opportunities, with Spectrum wishing it could have plugged more of its own cash into earlier deals like Ancestry.com, BATS Trading, Lynda and SurveyMonkey. Some of those extra opportunities went to LP co-invests, but more went to other PE firms.