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4 January 2011

South Korea’s National Pension Service to launch resources-focused private equity funds

South Korean pension fund the National Pension Service is in talks with the nation’s leading companies to launch a series of private equity funds focusing on overseas resources and energy development investments, according to Reuters.

30 December 2010

Carlyle sets up investment vehicle in Dubai business hub

US private equity firm Carlyle is to become the first firm to set up and manage an investment vehicle under a new regulatory framework outlined by Middle Eastern financial hub the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

22 December 2010

Argos Soditic smashes targets to close latest fund on €400m

European private equity firm Argos Soditic has beaten its fundraising targets to close its latest vehicle on €400m, seven months after it began fundraising.

20 December 2010

Apax to seek €11bn fund

Global private equity house Apax Partners is to start raising the largest private equity fund since the financial crisis, according to the Financial Times.

16 December 2010

China Development Bank to launch private equity fund of funds

State-owned lender the China Development Bank is to launch the country’s first private equity fund of funds, according to the Financial Times.

14 December 2010

Australian firm Quadrant closes latest fund on AUS$750m

Australian mid-market firm Quadrant has broken the dry spell for Australian private equity with the close of its latest fund on AUS$750m ($747.4m), according to Reuters.

12 December 2010

ActivEnergy to buy back 10 per cent of shares

Canadian Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) ActivEnergy Income Fund has said it will buy back 10 per cent of its shares over the next year.

12 December 2010

Lend Lease launches £220m UK infra fund

Australian property developer and infrastructure investor Lend Lease has launched a £220m (€263m) fund to invest in UK social infrastructure, including education, healthcare, and residential property.

8 December 2010

BNP Paribas breaks targets for clean energy infrastructure fund

The green energy investment arm of French banking group BNP Paribas has closed a fund targeting investments in clean energy infrastructure on €437m.

8 December 2010

EQT Partners closes credit fund on €350m

Swedish buy-out house EQT Partners has closed its credit fund, which plans to invest in heavily indebted companies, with €350m.

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