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27 November 2012

Shanghai PE Association, CITIC Securities launch $480m fund of funds

china-chinese-mah-jong-game The Shanghai Private Equity Association has teamed up with China’s state back brokerage CITIC Securities to launch an RMB3bn ($481m) fund of funds vehicle, it is understood.

20 November 2012

Africa-focused newcomer Sango makes headway with maiden fundp

Sango Capital Management, a new Johannesburg-based firm set up by a trio of former executives from Clearwater, Makena Capital and Destiny Corp, is making headway with its maiden fund of funds focused exclusively on private equity in Africa.

16 November 2012

Former Squadron Capital exec Anand Prasanna joins Morgan Creek

Anand-Prasanna-Squadron-Capital Anand Prasanna, the former investment director at Asia fund of funds Squadron Capital Advisors, is joining the Shanghai branch of global private equity manager Morgan Creek Capital Management as a director.

15 November 2012

AlpInvest hires Credit Suisse Customized Fund CIO ahead of sale

new-york-5_sq Global private equity investment manager AlpInvest has hired a senior executive from Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group, the fund of funds unit being primed for a sale as part of the Swiss banking giant’s shift towards more liquid investments.

7 November 2012

Hamilton Lane hits halfway mark for eighth fund of fundsp

Global private equity manager Hamilton Lane has raised more than half its target for its eighth fund of funds, a $400m vehicle that will focus on a broad range of fund strategies around the world.

5 November 2012

Partners Group founders to commit $318m to direct investments

Partners Group has confirmed it is in discussions with its founding partners and largest shareholders, which would see them invest CHF300m in direct investment programmes alongside the firm’s clients.

5 November 2012

Squadron Capital’s SE Asia, India director to leave amid Flag buyout

Anand-Prasanna-Squadron-Capital Asian fund of funds Squadron Capital Advisors is understood to be losing its director for investments in South East Asia and India amid being bought out by US-based Flag Capital Management.

5 November 2012

AXA Private Equity opens Beijing office amid fundraising

china-beijing_sq The private equity arm of French insurance giant AXA has opened its inaugural office in Beijng, in a bid to boost its exposure to north Asia as it raises its third fund of funds focused on the wider region.

1 November 2012

Akina divests SENIOcare with sale to Waterland Private Equity

European fund investor Akina has sold its majority stake in Swiss care provider SENIOcare to private equity firm Waterland.

1 November 2012

Spanish fund of funds Altamar sells stake to Chilean investors

Spanish fund of funds manager Altamar Private Equity has sold a 20 per cent stake of its holding company to Chilean financial institutions LarrainVial and Consorcio Nacional de Seguro.

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