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24 February 2014

Spain’s €1.2bn Fondo ICO Global prepares to back eight more early-stage funds

spain spanish flag The €1.2bn Spain-backed fund of funds Fondo ICO Global has launched its second tender process to inject capital into growth and venture capital funds.

20 February 2014

Hamilton Lane ends takeover talks with Paul Capital

Private equity firm Hamilton Lane has reportedly ended takeover talks with fund of funds manager Paul Capital.

19 February 2014

Access Capital awarded investment mandate by Germany’s largest pension fund

german flag 2_sq European fund of funds firm Access Capital Partners has been awarded a mandate for primary and secondary fund investments by Germany’s largest pension fund.

19 February 2014

DFI investor CDC adds to environmental and social responsibility team

UK development finance investor CDC Group has hired Ritu Kumar as a director focusing on environmental and social responsibility.

13 February 2014

RCP Advisors back in market for Fund IX six months after closing previous fundp

dollars 15_sq Chicago-based private equity firm RCP Advisors is back in the market for a ninth fund of funds just six months after beating the $250m target for Fund VIII.

13 February 2014

Partners Group hits €1.5bn hard cap for direct investment vehicle

Switzerland-headquartered private equity investor Partners Group has held a final closing for its 2012-vintage private equity direct investment programme, hitting its hard cap of €1.5bn.

11 February 2014

Finnish Industry Investment holds €130m first closing for latest fund of funds

Government-owned Finnish Industry Investment has launched a new fund of funds with commitments from four Finnish pension funds, holding a first closing on €130m.

4 February 2014

Mercer nears final close for latest fundp

Mercer Investment Management is nearing a final close for its $150m-targeting third fund after securing more than $50m over the past 12 months, AltAssets has learned.

3 February 2014

Private equity looks at retail investors as fundraising challenges continuep

Individual investors in private equity have for the most part been the preserve of high net worth figures. However, the continued fundraising challenge has seen GPs seek alternative sources of capital outside of their traditional institutional base.

3 February 2014

Pantheon names Jie Gong as partner in Hong Kong

Private equity fund investor Pantheon has hired Jie Gong as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners.

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