Investment firm Apposite Capital has raised £144.5m for its healthcare fund and associated vehicles.

The company received support from existing investors as well as new ones in Europe, Asia and the US for its Apposite Healthcare Fund II.

Typically, Apposite looks to deploy £10-20m over the life of an investment with a preference for taking a majority shareholding.

The fund has already invested in Medical Imaging Partnership, MC Care Holdings, NIMGenetics, Swanton Care and Community and OrthoD Group.

David Porter, Apposite Capital managing partner, said: ‘We are grateful for the support received from existing and new investors. It reflects the quality of our team and track record as well as investors’ growing appetite for specialist sector focused managers.’

Separately, two promotions within the firm have been made.

Valerie Auffray (pictured), who joined the company in 2008, has been promoted to head of investor relations and operations. She is responsible for fundraising, marketing as well as the firm’s operations.

Anne-Laure Meynier, who has been made investment director, has been with the company for three years and is involved in executing and managing investments.