Cashflow Driven Investment allocation doubles over 18 months, says RiskFirst

Wed, 02/10/2019 - 13:46

Asset owners and managers are increasing their investment in Cashflow Driven Investment (CDI) assets, such as Infrastructure, according to data released by RiskFirst covering over GBP1 trillion of assets. »

BPOC acquires MPE

Wed, 02/10/2019 - 10:28

Midwest Products & Engineering (MPE), a design and manufacturing partner to healthcare and technology OEMs, has secured a majority equity investment from Chicago-based Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company (BPOC), a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. »


Astarte Capital’s ASOP platform brings real asset investors closer to the action

Wed, 28/08/2019 - 09:40

Astarte Capital Partners is hoping that its new discretionary co-investment platform, the Astarte Special Opportunities Platform (ASOP), will help facilitate investor allocations to European ‘real assets’ and encourage a greater alignment of interests with operating companies over the long term.  »

David Rees, AMP Capital

Bringing PE rigour to infrastructure investing

Mon, 29/07/2019 - 10:56

With interest in infrastructure investing increasing significantly in recent years, AMP Capital's David Rees explains how asset managers are looking to new technology to bring PE-like rigour to the sector and add value for investors… »

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BlackRock sells operating renewables portfolio to UK infrastructure investor

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 10:52

BlackRock Real Assets (BlackRock) is to sell five operating wind farms and one operating solar project (the Portfolio) located across the UK to Equitix Investment Management (Equitix). »

Simon Stewart, The Growth Stage

The Growth Stage launches institutional funding platform for investment in private growth companies

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 08:59

The Growth Stage has launched what it says is the world’s first funding platform for private growth companies to raise investment capital from regulated institutional investors. »

Kevin Naughton, Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse pivots to meet direct & co-investing needs of institutional investors

Mon, 04/06/2018 - 09:50

Despite private equity managers raising a record USD453 billion in 2017, it is estimated that the amount of dry powder has risen to USD1.3 trillion. Whilst PE managers search for the best investments, this dry powder sits idle, to the detriment of investors. This is pushing large institutions to increasingly go down the direct investment path, with blue chip names like BlackRock aiming to commit USD10 billion to direct investments under the moniker, BlackRock Long-Term Private Capital.  »

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Aviva Investors establishes real assets business

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 09:06

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has formed a new Real Assets business, bringing together direct real estate, infrastructure, structured finance and private debt under a single leadership and operating structure. »


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