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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.

6 February 2012

New fund launches to target Australian alternative energy opportunitiesp

An investment firm focused on Australia has been launched by a London-based specialist that focuses on the alternative energy and utility sectors.

6 February 2012

TPG Capital hits first close for two China funds

chineselantern2_lrg Global private equity firm TPG Capital has raised RMB4bn ($635m) in the first close of its two China funds, which were launched in August 2010 and will together target a final close of RMB10bn ($1.58bn).

6 February 2012

CFH launches latest €35m growth capital fund

euros_lrg German financial group CFH Beteiligungsgesellschaft, a subsidiary of Sued Beteiligungen, has launched its latest growth capital fund.

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