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8 April 2014

LPs capitalise as fund managers seek out direct institutional relationshipsp

In 2011 the Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (SCERS) made the decision to up its private equity allocation and invest directly, without the aid of funds of funds.

7 April 2014

Industries & Finances Partenaires beats target for third fund

france french paris Private equity firm Industries & Finances Partenaires has beaten the target for its third fund.

7 April 2014

SEC appoints team to examine private equity funds

dc The US Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly appointed a team to examine private equity and hedge funds following the 2010 Dodd-Frank law.

7 April 2014

Lightyear Capital promotes Michal Petrzela to managing director

new york 5_sq New York-based private equity firm Lightyear Capital has promoted Michal Petrzela to managing director.

7 April 2014

Welsh Carson general partner Clark joins CVC as managing partner

interview hire job suit tie UK-headquartered buyout house CVC Capital Partners has hired Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe general partner John Clark as a managing partner based in New York.

7 April 2014

L Capital backs luxury footwear retailer Vicini

vicini Louis Vuitton-backed private equity firms L Capital Management and L Capital Asia have bought a 30 per cent stake in luxury footwear maker and retailer Vicini.

7 April 2014

Cyprium hits $300m mark for first independent fundp

dollar large_sq Private equity firm Cyprium Investment Partners has hit the $300m mark for its first independent fund after raising nearly $80m since November, AltAssets has learned.

7 April 2014

Liquidity comes at a higher price as LPs react to market constraintsp

T “Once we have picked a partner, as long as they do what they say they will do for us, then we are always there for them," says WSIB's Gary Bruebaker.

7 April 2014

Homestead Capital launches $250m fund to invest in farmlandp

agri_field_170sq San Francisco-based private equity firm Homestead Capital has launched a $250m fund, AltAssets has learned.

7 April 2014

Ares Management secures controlling stake in Guitar Center

music_note_song_170sq Private equity firm Ares Management has acquired a controlling interest in Bain Capital-backed musical instruments and recording equipment retailer Guitar Center.

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