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1 August 2014

Fortress sees private equity fund value climb 2.8%p

coin Fortress Investment Group reported a 2.8 per cent increase in its private equity fund valuations in the second quarter.

31 July 2014

Better Capital sees NAV decline after Spicers writedownsp

london Private equity firm Better Capital reported a decline in its net asset value due to a drop in the value of its 2009-vintage Fund I.

30 July 2014

Appreciation of KKR’s PE portfolio sees higher private market revenues

dollars more money capital funding Global investment firm KKR names private equity as one of the reasons for its private markets revenues for the second quarter of this year increased by $445.1m compared to the same period last year.

30 July 2014

European private equity the ‘big story’ for Carlyle’s successful Q2p

europe map Carlyle has realised gains of $2.7bn via corporate private equity in the second quarter of this year with Europe proving to be among the most profitable regions.

30 July 2014

3i reports positive start to fiscal yearp

sterling UK private equity firm 3i said that it has maintained good momentum in its portfolio and reported that its realisation proceeds reached £164m in the June quarter.

29 July 2014

Electra Private Equity turns down Edward Bramson’s strategic review request

london Listed UK private equity firm Electra has rejected a request from activist investor Richard Bramson to appoint three new directors to its board and conduct a strategic review.

28 July 2014

Vince Cable calls in regulator for OpCapita-backed Comet administrators

old-brown-suitcase-2-1049630-m The administrators involved in the sale of failing high street chain Comet to equity firm OpCapita have been referred to their regulatory body by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

25 July 2014

MassMutual launches $100m venture firm to support core business

Rocket Shuttle Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company has launched a $100m corporate venture capital firm to back companies with the potential to support the LP’s core insurance, retirement and asset management business.

24 July 2014

KKR takes $2bn AUM hit driven by Energy Future bankruptcyp

gas hob energy Global buyout house KKR’s fee-paying assets under management fell by $2bn in the second quarter as the bankruptcy of utilities portfolio company Energy Future Holdings drove home.

18 July 2014

Ithmar, Gulf Capital eye public share sales amid expansion plans

dubai Middle East private equity firms Ithmar Capital and Gulf Capital are reportedly looking to sell their own shares to the public to help fund new investments.

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