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1 February 2011

California firm Altamont Capital Partners closes debut fund on $500m

Newly-formed Palo Alto private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners has raised $500m for its debut fund to invest in mid-market businesses.

28 January 2011

Niam reaches €125m first close for latest fund

Swedish private equity firm Niam has completed a first close of its fifth opportunistic real estate fund on €125m, predominantly from North American and European investors.

27 January 2011

KKR to raise new buy-out fund, wins $525m commitment from Oregon Investment Council

The Oregon Investment Council (OIC) has committed $525m to a new buy-out fund being raised by New York private equity firm KKR, which is said to have a target size of $8bn - $10bn.

27 January 2011

Secondaries specialist Cipio undershoots with €137m fund close

European direct secondaries investor Cipio Partners has closed its latest fund on €137m, below its original target of €200m, highlighting the difficult fundraising environment for mid-sized firms.

26 January 2011

CDC lays down $30m for African infrastructure fund

UK emerging markets investor CDC has made a commitment to an Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) fund focused on developing basic infrastructure on the continent.

25 January 2011

Yun Feng has raised $1.5bn so far

Chinese private equity group Yun Feng Capital, established last April, has raised RMB10bn ($1.52bn) so far in two funds.

24 January 2011

Matrix launches two cleantech VCTs

Asset manager and private equity investor Matrix Group is aiming to raise £25m (€29.3m) to launch two venture capital trusts (VCT) to commit invest in renewable power developers.

24 January 2011

TPG fund V remains under par

One of the biggest funds ever raised by US mega firm TPG was worth under 100 cents on the dollar at the end of 2010 despite a late-year rally in the markets, according to the Financial Times.

20 January 2011

Next Wave Partners closes second fund on £27m

Northern Europe-focused SME investor Next Wave Partners has closed its second fund on £27m (€32m).

19 January 2011

Bob Geldof partners with ex-Doughty Hanson exec for $1bn Africa PE fund

Musician and activist Bob Geldof is to launch a $1bn Africa-focused private equity fund, according reports.

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