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17 September 2012

Quay Partners bolsters team, announces change in ownership structure

Quay Partners, the Australian private equity fund of funds and advisory firm founded by former Macquarie and Pantheon executives, has announced changes to its ownership structure and expansion plans with further international appointments.

14 September 2012

Cost of asset class could drive investors directp

Disputes over private equity management fees could drive investors away from the asset class, or lead them to attempt direct investments themselves, leading to sub-par returns.

28 August 2012

Danske Private Equity trounces €600m target for fifth fund of fundsp

danske-bank_sq Danske Private Equity, the fund of funds arm of Danish banking major Danske Bank, has closed its fifth fund on €650m, exceeding its target by €50m and reflecting investor confidence in the firm amid a difficult fundraising climate for funds of funds.

24 August 2012

GP clear-out welcomed as LPs seek survival of the fittestp

funds5_sq The inevitable clear out of the GP universe has been viewed as healthy, on the whole, by the bulk of LPs, providing a necessary path to the industry’s recovery.

15 August 2012

Harbourvest NAV drops amid euro currency movementsp

Global private equity firm Harbourvest Partners has seen its net asset value drop 1.6 per cent in a month as trouble in the eurozone continues to affect European investments.

15 August 2012

Adveq opens office in Hong Kong, third in Asia

Global fund of funds Adveq has opened an office in Hong Kong, its third in the region.

8 August 2012

Asia Alternatives raises $1.5bn for funds of fundsp

Fund of funds Asia Alternatives has raised over $1.5bn across several vehicles. The largest, Asia Alternatives Capital Partners III, closed above its $800m target on $908m.

20 July 2012

Europe’s Akina raises €173.5m fund of funds

European private equity advisor Akina has held an interim closing for its Euro Choice V fund on €173.5m.

17 July 2012

Pantheon nets hefty $700m for latest Asia fund of funds

Global fund of funds manager Pantheon has gathered more than $700m of commitments for its sixth Asia-focused vehicle, it is understood.

13 July 2012

Michigan launches state-backed fund of funds to support venture growth

US state-backed Pure Michigan Venture Development Fund has launched a new fund of funds, the Michigan Strategic Fund, to assist the growth of the state's venture industry.

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