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Africa

Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund closes at almost USD700m

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has held the final close of Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund (CSSAF), reaching USD698 million, almost USD200 million above its initial target of USD500 million. »


Christopher Mahon, investment manager, Baring Euro Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund

Equities to drive Euro Dynamo Asset Allocation opportunities in 2014

Equities will continue to drive Euro-denominated dynamic asset allocation opportunities in 2014, says Christopher Mahon (pictured), investment manager, Baring Euro Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund…  »


Index

Liquid PE continues to outperform major market indices, says Red Rocks GLPE index

The Red Rocks Capital Global Listed Private Equity Index (GLPE) returned 30.02 per cent per year, versus 21.14 per cent per year for the S&P 500 for the five years ending 31 March 2014. »


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Pomona Capital closes eighth secondary fund at USD1.75bn hard cap

Private equity firm Pomona Capital has held the final close of its eighth secondaries fund, Pomona Capital VIII, with commitments of USD1.75 billion. »


Dollars

HarbourVest closes direct co-investment fund above target at USD1bn

HarbourVest Partners has held the final close of HarbourVest Partners 2013 Direct Fund LP, a global direct co-investment fund, at USD1.0bn, above its USD750m target.  »


Australia

Expanded Australian investor visa would open new opportunities for business

A more expansive Significant Investor visa programme would help innovative Australian businesses benefit from venture capital funding to fuel future economic growth. »


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Benefit Street Partners closes Fund III with USD1.75bn of commitments

Benefit Street Partners and its affiliates have held the final closing of Providence Debt Fund III and its parallel funds, a middle market direct lending fund. »


Aeroplane

Avolon fleet reaches 202 aircraft

International aircraft leasing group Avolon’s committed fleet has reached 202 aircraft serving 47 customers globally, according to the firm’s trading update for Q1 2014. »


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Guernsey holds ILS Insight event in Zurich

Experts from across the insurance linked securities (ILS) asset class are coming together to discuss the industry’s pressing issues at a Guernsey Finance-hosted thought leadership event in Zurich. »


Film reel

Media and entertainment investment manager Station 12 launches

Patrick Bradley, former chief executive of Ingenious Ventures, has launched Station 12, a media and entertainment investment manager. »


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