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Private Equity Wire 2017 Global Awards – voting now open

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 14:13

We are conducting a survey of the Private Equity Wire readership to assess the best private equity fund performers and service providers during 2016 in a range of categories covering the entire private equity space.  »

Crown Capital Partners holds USD50m closing of Crown IV

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 13:18

Crown Capital Partners, a provider of growth capital to mid-market companies, has completed a USD50 million closing for Crown Capital Fund IV, bringing the current total capital committed to the fund to USD175 million. »

Rock Hill closes third private equity fund

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 08:46

Houston-based private equity firm Rock Hill Capital Group has held the final closing of Rock Hill Capital III, with USD150.6 million in capital commitments. »

Omnes Croissance 4 midcap fund closes at EUR210 million

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 10:45

Omnes Capital has held the final closing of its Omnes Croissance 4 midcap fund at EUR210 million. »

Constitution Capital Partners closes Ironsides IV with USD755m of commitments

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:43

Private equity firm Constitution Capital Partners (CCP) has held the final close of Ironsides IV and related segregated mandates with total commitments of USD755 million. »

J Christopher Mizer, Vivaris Capital

Vivaris Capital creates private equity hedge fund

Thu, 05/01/2017 - 09:09

Vivaris Capital has created what it says is the first private equity hedge fund, which is designed to deliver superior alternative asset returns while mitigating downside risk. »

Gamut raises USD1bn for debut middle market PE fund

Thu, 05/01/2017 - 09:04

Gamut Capital Management has closed its debut middle market private equity fund, Gamut Investment Fund I, at USD1 billion, exceeding the fund’s USD750 million target. »

Eolus acquires majority stake in Californian wind project

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:11

Eolus North America has signed an agreement to acquire a 60 per cent membership interest in Wind Wall Development, from ZCF Wind Wall.  »

Intera Fund III closes at EUR250 million

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 11:57

Finnish private equity group Intera Partners has closed its latest fund, Intera Fund III with capital commitments of EUR250 million.  »

Emrging markets

Sovereign wealth funds move to private markets and emerging markets

Thu, 22/12/2016 - 15:46

Two new white papers from State Street Corporation and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) reveal changes in asset allocation among sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) over the past three to five years. »

Roberto Barragan, Manhattan West

Manhattan West Asset Management launches ESG fund

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 09:20

Manhattan West Asset Management has added an ESG (environmental, social and governance) focused private equity fund to its offerings. »

EuroMena holds second closing of third fund at USD150m

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 10:33

EuroMena has held the second and final closing of its third fund EuroMena III for a total consideration of USD150 million. »

Kohlberg closes on USD2.2bn Kohlberg Investors VIII

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 13:41

Kohlberg & Company, a private equity firm specialising in middle market investing, has held the final closing of its eighth private equity fund, Kohlberg Investors VIII, with USD2.2 billion in total commitments. »

Elaghmore’s first PE fund closes at GBP60m

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 09:44

Elaghmore Partners has closed its initial fund, Elaghmore I, at GBP60 million and completed its first acquisition. »

Providence Strategic Growth closes Fund II with USD640m of commitments

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 09:16

Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners (PSG), an affiliate of private equity and credit investment firm Providence Equity Partners, has closed its second fund with USD640 million of equity commitments. »

US PE and VC funds rebounded from weak Q1

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 09:05

Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds in the US showed stronger performance in the second quarter of 2016 than the first, according to Cambridge Associates. »

Adveq closes Adveq Europe VI above target

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:58

Private equity firm Adveq has held the final closing of Adveq Europe VI at EUR462 million, well above its initial target fund size of EUR350 million. »

KKR closes USD711m technology growth fund

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 09:15

KKR has held the final closing of KKR Next Generation Technology Growth Fund (NGT), a USD711 million fund dedicated to growth equity investment opportunities in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) space in North America, Europe and Israel. »

Kirkland & Ellis advises on closing of CD Capital Natural Resources Fund III

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 07:49

Kirkland & Ellis has advised CD Capital, a London-based specialist natural resources and mining private equity manager, on the closing of the CD Capital Natural Resources Fund III. »

IK raises EUR1.85 billon for eighth mid cap fund

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 09:26

Pan-European private equity firm IK Investment Partners has raised aggregate commitments totalling EUR1.85 billion for its eighth mid cap fund, the IK VIII Fund. »

SyndicateRoom publishes growth hunter study

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 08:42

The online investment platform, SyndicateRoom, which allows individuals to invest alongside the professionals, has published its study ‘Rise of the Growth Hunters’. »

Infrastructure head welcomes autumn statement

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 10:10

Patricia Moore, (pictured) UK Head of Infrastructure for Turner & Townsend, has commented on the infrastructure points raised in the Autumn statement. »

Zarvic Brothers offers diversified PE exposure with Vero Fund

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 09:08

Zarvic Brothers has launched the Vero Fund which is aimed at providing investors with broad exposure to a portfolio of alternative private equity investments managed by experienced partners, such as commercial real estate and merger arbitrage strategies. »

L Catterton closes eighth buyout fund at USD2.75bn

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 08:45

L Catterton, a consumer-focused private equity firm, has closed its eighth buyout fund, L Catterton Partners VIII, at USD2.75 billion, including commitments from limited partners and the general partner of L Catterton. »

Aussie VC capital funding hits record high

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 09:54

Australian venture capital funds raised a record USD568 million in 2016 with investment jumping 50 per cent to AUD347 million, according to the latest Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) and EY Yearbook. »

Alt managers may slow PE deal activity despite record capital on hand, says Fitch

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 09:19

Diversified alternative investment managers (IMs) are unlikely to see soaring private equity deal activity in 2017 even with record available dry powder, as they take a more cautious approach to new transactions amid elevated market valuations. »

EOS IM launches private equity fund supporting Italian SMEs

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 13:39

EOS Investment Management has launched and raised EUR55 million for EOS Private Equity, its new Luxembourg fund that will invest in growing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Europe, with a focus on Italy. »

Kirkland & Ellis advises on closing of EMR Capital Resources Fund II

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 10:40

Kirkland & Ellis has advised EMR Capital, a mining private equity manager, on the closing of the oversubscribed EMR Capital Resources Fund II with commitments of USD860 million. »

Morgenthaler closes MPE Partners II at USD250 million hard cap

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:16

Lower middle-market private equity firm MPE Partners has closed its oversubscribed second fund, MPE Partners II, at the hard cap of USD250 million. »

Edward Geiser, Juniper Capital

Juniper Capital closes first institutional PE fund at USD500m

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 09:21

Juniper Capital Advisors has held final close of its first institutionally-backed private equity fund, Juniper Capital II, at its hard cap of USD500 million. »

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