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17 April 2012

Ariya Capital, Element Power target Africa’s solar sector

UK and Botswana-based private equity firm Ariya Capital has partnered with project developer Element Power Solar to identify renewable energy opportunities across Africa.

17 April 2012

AIG spin-out Highstar Capital looking at $2bn close for latest fund

Highstar Capital looks set to close its first fund since spinning out of AIG about $500m below its $2bn target, it is understood.

17 April 2012

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust private equity arm halves $750m fund targetp

The private equity arm of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group has become the latest victim of Japan’s lacklustre fundraising market after slashing its latest mezzanine debt fund target in half, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

17 April 2012

Dutch commodity giant Trafigura nears $300m first close for PE fundp

coal-mine-2_sq The fund management arm of Trafigura is planning a $300m first close for its inaugural private equity fund during the second quarter of the year.

17 April 2012

WestBridge Capital raises £30m for UK SMEs

UK private equity firm WestBridge Capital has reached its £30m target for its latest SME-focused fund.

16 April 2012

World Bank investment arm to invest $5m in Indian green fund Infuse

Indian clean energy venture fund Infuse Capital looks set for a $5m investment from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).

16 April 2012

Anacacia Capital to launch $150m Australian mid-market fund

Anacacia Capital, the Sydney-based buyout firm that was recently recognised as the manager of the world’s top performing private equity fund, is preparing to raise a second fund to target investment opportunities in the Australian mid-market space.

16 April 2012

Innospring launches US-China tech incubator

InnoSpring, dubbed Silicon Valley’s first US-China technology incubator launched to encourage American and Chinese start-ups to expand beyond their borders, has launched a new seed fund in partnership with a host of venture capital heavyweights.

16 April 2012

Roark hits one-third of target for latest franchise-focused buyout fund

Franchise-focused buyout firm Roark Capital has raised more than $460m for its latest mid-market fund, which is targeting $1.25bn.

13 April 2012

Goldman Sachs hits the road for $5bn secondaries fund

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has begun marketing its sixth global secondary fund and is looking to secure commitments of between $4bn and $5bn, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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