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26 April 2011

HarbourVest in bid to take over Absolute Private Equity

London and Amsterdam-listed private equity firm HarbourVest has launched a bid to take over fund of funds and secondary investor Absolute Private Equity, listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

14 April 2011

Conversus launches $50m tender offer

Euronext-listed private equity fund of funds Conversus Capital has announced an offer to purchase up to $50m-worth of its outstanding shares.

5 April 2011

Portfolio Advisors closes sixth fund of funds on $1.1bn

Connecticut-based investor Portfolio Advisors has closed its sixth fund of funds with commitments of $1.1bn.

14 March 2011

Alliance Trust to shutter private equity unit

UK listed financial services company Alliance Trust is to shut down its private equity investment arm, Alliance Trust Equity Partners.

8 March 2011

ACG Private Equity acquires Gimar fund of funds manager, launches €150m secondaries fund

French fund of funds investor ACG Private Equity has acquired the private equity fund of funds management unit of financial services company Gimar Financial.

28 February 2011

Pantheon expands business development team with Quadrangle, BMP hires

London-headquartered private equity fund of funds investor Pantheon has expanded its team with three additions to its business development and client services teams in Europe and North America.

18 February 2011

CDC head Richard Laing to step down

The head of embattled UK state emerging markets fund of funds investor CDC is to retire in early 2012.

14 February 2011

SVG Capital net assets per share rebounds on strong Permira performance

UK private equity fund of funds investor SVG Capital has posted a 41.7 per cent rebound on net assets per share for the year to 31 December 2010.

11 February 2011

CDC targets clean energy with €30m Africa, Asia clean energy fund commitments

UK developing market fund CDC is backing two investment funds, the Interact Climate Change Facility (ICCF) and the Renewable Energy Asia Fund (REAF), both specialise in providing long-term finance for sustainable private sector projects addressing climate change and energy efficiency.

22 December 2010

SVG Capital repays portion of senior loan notes, sells warehoused assets

UK private equity fund of funds SVG Capital has announced that it is to repay a portion of its senior loan notes, and sell £23.1m (€27.1m) worth of warehoused funds.

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