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19 April 2012

AllianceBernstein raises $680m for first private equity real estate fund

Investment management group AllianceBernstein has raised $680m for its first private equity real estate fund, with investors including Singapore-based investment company Temasek and pension fund Alberta Teachers Retirement Fund, as well as institutions from the US, Hong Kong and Japan

18 April 2012

Standard Chartered’s private equity arm raising $100m MENA fundp

gulf-flags-middle-east-mena Standard Chartered's buyout arm plans to continue investing in the Middle East through a new $100m fund despite repeated unrest putting off other private equity firms.

18 April 2012

France’s FNA, corporate groups commit to Innovacom seed tech fund

France’s state-backed fund of funds Fonds National d’Amorçafe has made an €18.7m commitment to seed fund Technocom 2, managed by venture capital firm Innovacom. Other investors included corporate groups Alcatel-Lucent, Orange Groupe SEB and Soitec.

18 April 2012

Former Goldman execs’ Maui Capital to raise NZ$250m second fund

new-zealand-flag Maui Capital, a New Zealand private equity firm set up by two former Goldman Sachs JB Were executives, has launched its latest NZ$250m ($204m) buyout fund to target investment opportunities in the Kiwi and Australian mid-market space.

18 April 2012

Hyperion founder leaves to raise A$200m private equity fund

Manny Pohl, the founder and managing director of Hyperion Asset Management, is leaving the A$3.2bn ($3.32bn) Australian fund manager to set up a private equity vehicle.

18 April 2012

ISIS Equity Partners closes fifth buyout fund on £350mp

pounds3_lrg UK growth investor ISIS Equity Partners has beaten a tough fundraising market and closed its fifth buyout fund in excess of its £300m target, according to a source familiar with the matter.

18 April 2012

TPG Capital hits the road for $4bn Asia fund

US private equity firm TPG Capital has reportedly hit the road for its $4bn latest Asia-focused investment fund, representing the largest vehicle raised in the region since the economic downturn.

18 April 2012

International Finance Corp commits to Indian green VC fundp

Early stage India-based venture fund Infuse Capital is looking to raise a further $25m, having already sealed a capital injection from the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

18 April 2012

Hinduja Group latest corporate giant to turn to Indian private equity

news_india_lrg Hinduja Group is the latest corporate conglomerate to turn to private equity in an attempt to grab a share of India’s burgeoning growth markets.

18 April 2012

UK government, EIF bet big on cloud computing with Notion Capitalp

The UK government and the EIF have taken their biggest venture bet to date after helping London-based venture firm Notion Capital hit a £62.9m first close for its second cloud-focused fund. Stephen Chandler, a managing partner and co-founder at the firm, spoke to AltAssets about the new vehicle.

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