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4 April 2012

Sir Bob Geldof’s Africa fund to receive $50m from CDC

africa-grow-green-shoot The UK Government’s development finance arm plans to invest $50m in Bob Geldof’s pan-African private equity fund 8 Miles.

3 April 2012

New York Life Capital hits $980m close on latest mezzanine fund

New York Life Investments’ private equity wing has closed its third mezzanine fund on $980m, a 20 per cent increase on its previous vehicle.

3 April 2012

Berlin’s Earlybird Venture Capital hits $100m first close

Earlybird Venture Capital has secured $100m in commitments for the first close of its fourth venture fund, taking the Berlin-based growth investor halfway to its $200m target.

3 April 2012

IFC proposes $25m investment in Mumbai-based BanyanTree fund

IFC, the investment arm of the World Bank, has proposed a $25m investment in Indian growth capital firm BanyanTree Capital Advisors’ latest fund.

3 April 2012

Infrastructure funds struggle for capital in 2012p

Despite infrastructure fundraising declining for the first quarter of 2012, a number of interim closes pointed to better times ahead as the sector continue to attract fresh capital from investors.

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.

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