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2 December 2011

Castle begins buyback scheme amid shareholder concerns

stocks2_lrg Swiss fund of funds manager Castle Private Equity has begun a dividend distribution policy to shareholders after US investor David Abrams, Castle’s largest shareholder, expressed concern over the firm’s share performance.

1 December 2011

Former Sequoia China VP joins Partners Group

Private equity investment manager Partners Group has hired former Sequoia Capital China vice president Kelvin Yu as a managing director in the Singapore office.

30 November 2011

StepStone Group acquires $2bn fund of funds Parish Capital

Private equity group StepStone will acquire the funds management business of Parish Capital Advisors, a private equity investment manager with $2bn in assets under management.

28 November 2011

Pantheon adds Heiko Schupp to head European infrastructure investments

Private equity fund investor Pantheon has hired Heiko Schupp as principal and head of European infrastructure investments.

22 November 2011

Capvent seals first close for $150m Asia consumer-focused fund of funds

Zurich-based private equity firm Capvent has announced the first close of its $150m Asia Consumption Co-investment Fund (CACC), which will focus on making co-investments alongside private equity funds investing in the consumer sector across emerging Asia.

21 November 2011

Lehman spin-off NB Private Equity posts 1.5% NAV boost

NB Private Equity Partners (NBPE), the fund of funds that emerged from US investment bank Lehman Brothers, has posted a 1.5 per cent rise in net asset value (NAV) boosted by gains on private equity investments and co-investments.

15 November 2011

Neuberger Berman raises $720m for fund of funds

US-based asset manager Neuberger Berman (NB) has raised around $720m for its NB Crossroads 2010 fund of funds, bringing the total raised since January last year to $1.5bn.

5 November 2011

CDC appoints former Clinton Foundation exec as new CEO

cdc_diananoble UK emerging markets investor CDC has appointed Diana Noble as its new CEO. Following the announcement of a new business plan in May, she will lead the company as it places an increased emphasis on sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.

27 October 2011

PIP posts ninth consecutive NAV rise

Pantheon International Participations (PIP), the London-based private equity fund of funds investment trust, has posted its ninth successive quarterly increase in net asset value per share (NAV), from £733m to £858.7m.

19 October 2011

SL Capital partners with Oxford for research felowship

SL Capital Partners, the fund of funds arm of Standard Life, has partnered with the Oxford University Private Equity Institute at Saïd Business School to create the SL Capital Partners Research Fellow, an additional research position at the Institute.

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