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3 April 2012

Macquarie readies $2bn North America infrastructure fund

Macquarie Group is looking to raise $2bn for its latest US and Canada-focused infrastructure fund, marking the Australian investment bank’s third investment vehicle focused on the region.

3 April 2012

Denham Capital closes $3bn energy, natural resources fund

oil-ship_lrg Energy and resources-focused private equity firm Denham Capital has closed its sixth fund, Denham Commodity Partners Fund VI, with commitments of $3bn.

3 April 2012

Competition fierce as first quarter fundraising kicks offp

news_tunnel_blur_lrg Private equity fundraising has remained relatively steady in the first quarter of the year, coming close to matching that of the final period for 2011.

2 April 2012

Big private equity failing in Turkey by aiming too highp

International private equity giants trying to make big-ticket entrances into the Turkish market are missing the real action, mid-market fund manager Robert Romain has told AltAssets.

2 April 2012

Japanese asset manager Sparx Group to raise renewable energy fundp

Japanese asset manager Sparx Group is to launch a renewable energy fund to target domestic opportunities as the country moves away from nuclear power.

2 April 2012

Goldman Sachs’ real estate arm targeting $3bn UK and Europe fund

real-estate2_lrg Goldman Sachs’ real estate-focused private equity arm is believed to be planning a $3bn UK and European property fund as investors continue to struggle with raising financing in the sector.

2 April 2012

Avindia Capital targets renewable energy for €4m first fundp

Spanish venture investor Avindia Capital is targeting €4m for its inaugural fund, which will be aimed at the European renewable energy sector.

2 April 2012

Accel-KKR closes fourth fund on $750m

Global venture capital firm Accel-KKR has exceeded its hard cap for its fourth fund after closing the vehicle with commitments of $750m, according to reports.

30 March 2012

Symphony Technology Group closes $870m fund

US software-focused private equity firm Symphony Technology Group has hit the target for its fourth fund, which sealed commitments of $870m.

29 March 2012

Cancer research UK, EIF partner for £50m fund

Cancer Research UK’s commercial arm and the European Investment Fund have partnered to create a £50m investment vehicle to bridge the funding gap between cancer drug discovery and early development in the British market.

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