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22 November 2013

Africa “yet to generate the track record the market is looking for”, says LPp

Few can be unaware of the economic growth taking place in Africa, though capitalising on this through private equity is another matter as private sector investment is still not occurring at a meaningful or widespread level.

31 October 2013

FLAG Capital raises nearly $400m for two funds of funds

Private equity firm FLAG Capital has raised nearly $400m for two fund of funds vehicles.

28 October 2013

New sovereign wealth backer helps Grove Street grab another $650m

US private equity fund investor Grove Street Advisors has received another $650m of commitments from a new sovereign wealth backer and four existing LPs.

25 October 2013

SVG Capital grew NAV 27% in first nine months of 2013, lessens Permira dominancep

pound_sterling_170sq UK-listed private equity firm SVG Capital grew its NAV by more than 27 per cent in the first nine months of 2013 as it continues its strategy of watering-down the dominance of Permira investments in its portfolio.

23 October 2013

Hall Capital quietly wraps up ‘successful’ fund of funds vehiclep

San Francisco-based private equity investor Hall Capital Partners has quietly closed its latest fund of funds following a “successful” capital raise, AltAssets has learned.

23 October 2013

Onus on LPs as investor relations requires further improvementp

“I think much of the perceived complacency or arrogance of GPs has all but dissipated over the past few years,” according to John Morrison, managing director of fund of funds Munich Private Equity Partners. “People are realising that IR is an ongoing process, not merely a cyclical activity.”

18 October 2013

Northleaf Capital hires investor relations exec Todd Papau from Goldman

canada_lrg Canadian private markets fund manager Northleaf Capital Partners has hired ex-Goldman Sachs relationship manager Todd Papau as a vice president.

17 October 2013

Carlyle, AlpInvest gain control of two Indiana life sciences fund of funds

Indiana The Carlyle Group and its recently-acquired fund of funds arm AlpInvest have assumed management of two vehicles focused on backing funds targeting Indiana life sciences companies.

9 October 2013

Spain turns to private equity for help to shore up economyp

Spain is turning to private equity and venture capital for help to shore up its economy, which is starting to see “light at the end of the tunnel” after struggling with the consequences of the debt crisis.

9 October 2013

Top Tier Capital hires ex Union Venture Corp president Jeff Watts

San Francisco-based venture capital fund of funds Top Tier Capital Partners has hired former Union Venture Corp president Jeff Watts as chief business development officer.

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