Foresight Group Holdings Limited (Foresight), an infrastructure and private equity manager, announces a further interim close for Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners (FEIP), a sustainability-led energy infrastructure fund investing predominantly in Europe, having secured total commitments of cEUR787 million.
Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) is to launch the Kempen European Private Equity Fund II, which will focus on small and medium-sized private enterprises in Northern and Western Europe with an enterprise value of up to EUR100 million.
Peloton Capital Management (PCM), a Canadian private equity firm with a long-term approach to middle-market buyouts in the North American market, has closed its first fund at USD550 million.
More than two-thirds (67 per cent) of private equity professionals expect to achieve higher returns this year than in 2020, with just 3 per cent expecting lower returns, according to Investec’s annual GP Trends survey.
Stafford Capital Partners (Stafford) has raised over EUR450 million for its fourth dedicated infrastructure secondaries fund – Stafford Infrastructure Secondaries Fund IV (SISF IV).
Eurazeo has held the final closing of its fourth secondary programme at EUR 1.0 billion. The capital raised includes EUR700 million for Idinvest Secondary Fund IV, exceeding its initial target of EUR600 million, and EUR300 million of additional secondaries capital raised from private individuals.
Vortex Energy, a global renewable energy platform managed by the private equity arm of EFG Hermes, has reached first close of USD200 million (including a USD25 million conditional commitment) for its fourth fund, which is anchored by EFG Hermes and Abu Dhabi sovereign institutional investors and family offices, among others.
Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has completed the fund-raising for the fourth generation of its private equity secondaries programme.
Independent fund and corporate services provider, the Aztec Group, has supported northern European private equity investment firm FSN Capital on the launch of its latest mid-market fund, FSN Capital VI (Fund VI).
Global investment solutions provider Russell Investments has launched its second Private Markets Fund focusing on a growth strategy, following the successful closing of Russell Investments Private Markets Fund 2019 last year, which raised USD185 million.