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10 February 2012

China’s EXIM bank forms Canadian partnership for $1bn natural resources fundp

logging_l A Canadian financial services firm has revealed its intention raise a $1bn fund with the Import Export Bank of China, as the Asian behemoth looks to tap into North American sustainable natural resource opportunities.

10 February 2012

ISIS completes fundraising for Baronsmead VCTs

pounds3_lrg UK-based VCT manager ISIS Equity Partners has completed fundraising for its four Baronsmead vehicles.

10 February 2012

New Turkish buy-out firm Bosphera targets $350m fund

Bosphera Advisory, a newly-launched private equity firm based in Istanbul, is in the process of raising a $350m fund to capitalise on the emerging market opportunities in the country.

9 February 2012

Technology venture firm MTI launches £150m Orion Fund to target university spin-outs

oxford-uni_lrg Technology venture capital group MTI has confirmed it is actively fundraising for the world’s largest unquoted investment fund dedicated to university spin-outs.

8 February 2012

Bain Capital hits third close for second pan-Asian fundp

Global private equity firm Bain Capital has hit the third close for its second pan-Asian fund and is weeks away from hitting its final target, according to a source familiar with the matter.

8 February 2012

Hudson Ventures raises third tech fund

New York-based technology-focused venture capital firm Hudson Ventures is seeking $40m for its third vehicle, having already raised $17.4m through commitments from 29 investors, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm, which has over $170m of capital under management, typically targets technology companies with a focus on enterprise software[...]

8 February 2012

Bregal Investments launches $500m mid-market fund

Corporate investment group Bregal Investments has launched a new, mid-market private equity fund Bregal Partners, with $500m of committed capital.

7 February 2012

Danske PEP seals first close for €600m fund of fundsp

Danske Private Equity Partners, the fund of funds arm of Danish banking major Danske Bank, has sealed the first close of its fifth fund with commitments of €530m, reflecting a strong appetite for private equity funds of funds from institutional investors amid wider market volatility in Europe.

7 February 2012

Investors dig deep for diligence as funds return to marketp

news_magnifyingglass_lrg An inevitable outcome of the economic downturn has been the deeper levels of diligence conducted by limited partners, with many of the fund managers returning to market unprepared for increasing levels of scrutiny.

6 February 2012

Private equity remains positive despite challenges for fundraising in 2012p

funds5_sq New research has found that the majority of private equity fund managers - regardless of fund size - are receiving new commitments from limited partners, despite institutional investors reallocating their assets away from alternative investments.

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