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1 June 2010

UK Future Technology Fund makes second commitment

A UK government-backed fund of funds initiative to stimulate technological innovation in the country has made its second commitment, to a fund managed by Acton Capital Partners.

27 May 2010

Partners Group looks to the Middle East with new Dubai office

Swiss alternative asset manager Partners Group is to scale up its exposure to opportunities in India and the MENA region with the opening of a new office in Dubai.

21 May 2010

SWIP strengthens PE team with new hire

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, the asset management division of pension and investment provider Scottish Widows, has ramped up its private equity capabilities with the appointment of Narcisa Sehovic as investment manager.

20 May 2010

EBRD commits $50m to secondaries fund

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a development finance institution that aims to enhance poorer economies in Europe, has said that it will commit $50m to a new fund that aims to invest in the private equity secondary market.

19 May 2010

HVPE completes London secondary offering

HarbourVest Global Private Equity, the listed arm of fund of funds HarbourVest Partners, has completed a secondary offering in London to diversify its shareholder base and raise its profile through its listing on two bourses.

4 May 2010

Conversus sees buy-out fund distributions

Conversus Capital, the Euronext-listed private equity fund of funds, saw $91m in distributions flow in during the first quarter of the year, a sign that general partners are now beginning to exit companies and return money to investors.

28 April 2010

Keystone National closes $75m fund of funds

Lower mid-market private equity firm Keystone National has closed its latest fund of funds on $74.5m, with commitments from family offices, foundations and high-net worth investors.

26 April 2010

HarbourVest to open Tokyo office

HarbourVest Partners, a private equity fund of funds headquartered in Boston, will soon open a Tokyo office headed by Tatsuya Kubo, an alternative investment manager for Fortress Investment Group in Japan, according to reports.

21 April 2010

HarbourVest hires Lund from SVG for investor relations

Private equity fund of funds HarbourVest Partners has boosted its investor relationship building capabilities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the hire of former SVG Advisers executive Simon Lund.

20 April 2010

China and Latin America graduate as CDC focuses on Africa and emerging Asia

UK government owned developmental fund of funds CDC is to reduce its focus on China and Latin America, claiming that there is enough private sector support for funds in those regions without the firm’s intervention.

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