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16 January 2012

HarbourVest PE posts highest NAV rise in four years

HarbourVest Private Equity, the listed fund of funds arm of HarbourVest Partners, has recorded its highest net asset value level for four years, with NAV reaching $937.7m.

11 January 2012

Capital Dynamics Brazil takes on ABVCAP board member

b Global fund of funds manager Capital Dynamics has hired Marcelo Moraes as a managing director and head of Brazil, based in São Paulo.

11 January 2012

French fund of funds ACG acquires Vivéris

Paris-based fund of funds investor ACG Private Equity has bought a 95 per cent stake in French fund manager Vivéris, just ten months after the firm acquired the private equity fund of funds management unit of financial services company Gimar Financial.

9 January 2012

China state pension fund eyes foreign private equityp

shanghai6_sq China’s fast-growing social security fund is looking to commit to foreign private equity funds for the first time, in an effort to increase the ratio of overseas investment and boost the returns on the country’s vast pools of foreign exchange reserves.

6 January 2012

Access Capital Partners’ closes ACF V fund on €500m

European private equity fund of funds Access Capital Partners has closed its latest fund, Access Capital Fund V Growth Buy-out Europe on €500m, trumping its initial target of €350m.

6 January 2012

French insurance company Groupama seeks private equity sale

eiffel_170sq French mutual insurance company Groupama is looking to offload its private equity arm, according to news reports.

4 January 2012

HarbourVest takes on former 3i exec as COO

Stuart-Howard_sq European private equity investor HarbourVest Partners has hired former 3i executive Stuart Howard as a chief operating officer for the firm’s European listed products division.

20 December 2011

Investors welcome SVG Capital change of strategy

Shares in SVG Capital have soared following news that the London-listed fund of funds will implement a change of strategy, which will distribute up to £170m to its shareholders and diversify its current portfolio beyond funds managed by European buy-out firm Permira.

19 December 2011

Hermes announces ownership restructure

UK private equity investor Hermes GPE has revised its present ownership structure after Hermes Fund Managers and the Hermes GPE management team bought the interests in Hermes GPE.

16 December 2011

Danish fund of funds SPEAS posts Q3 loss

decline5sq_lrg Nordic-focused fund of funds Scandinavian Private Equity (SPEAS) has posted a loss of DKK6.1m following its activities during the third quarter.

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