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3 February 2012

SVP trumps Special Situations Fund II target by $300m

US alternative investment group Strategic Value Partners has closed its second special situations fund with commitments of $918m, significantly exceeding its $600m target.

3 February 2012

Polish private equity firm EI to launch €40m wind fund

Polish Enterprise Fund VI, a private equity fund managed by Central and Eastern Europe-focused private equity firm Enterprise Investors, has launched an investment vehicle that will handle the construction of wind farms in Poland.

2 February 2012

Investors flock to Clyde Blowers’ third fundp

McColl05_sq Clyde Blowers Capital, the industrial-focused private equity firm spearheaded by Scottish engineering entrepreneur Jim McColl, bucked a tough fundraising market when it closed its latest fund this week with commitments of £420m. McColl spoke to AltAssets about how the firm managed to exceed its target.

2 February 2012

AXA Private Equity looks to raise additional $1bn for secondaries fund

euros_lrg The private equity arm of European insurance giant AXA is seeking investor approval to raise an additional $1bn for its latest fund, as secondary players poise for imminent regulation that will force banks to offload existing stakes in private equity funds.

2 February 2012

Duke Street pulls plug on £850m fund

pounds3_lrg British mid-market private equity firm Duke Street has shelved plans to raise an £850m fund, reflecting the increasingly low levels of enthusiasm for private equity as an asset class amongst investors.

1 February 2012

Bain Capital Ventures closes $600m fund

The venture arm of global buy-out giant Bain Capital has closed its fifth fund with commitments of $600m.

1 February 2012

Andreessen Horowitz raises $1.5bn for new fund

US venture capital heavyweight Andreessen Horowitz, which counts Airbnb, Zynga and Facebook among its current investments, has raised $1.5bn for its latest fund.

31 January 2012

OMERS Ventures backs Canadian accelerator programme

canada_lrg Canadian venture capital firms including OMERS Ventures have committed $7m to the launch of a new start-up accelerator programme to foster new start-up companies in the country.

30 January 2012

Wermuth targets €200m for Russia-focused cleantech fund

German family office Wermuth Asset Management is targeting a total fund size of €200m for its Tatarstan Cleantech Fund, which is said to be the first ever international fund with a specific focus on Russia, and in particular, the Republic of Tatarstan.

30 January 2012

SAIL Capital Partners launches cleantech joint venture in Canada

SAIL Venture Partners, the early stage venture arm of cleantech investment firm SAIL Capital Partners, has partnered with financial services holding company Stifel to establish a joint venture in Canada.

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