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20 June 2012

Onex hires Canadian pension fund VP for new London office

Tony Morgan CPPIB Onex - AltAssets Private Equity News US investment firm Onex has hired Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board vice president Tony Morgan as managing director as it launches a new office in London.

20 June 2012

KKR hits halfway close for record-targeting $6bn Asia fund

US buyout giant KKR has continued a busy week by launching a Singapore-based deal team as it hits a halfway close on its second Asia buyout fund, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

20 June 2012

Dollars invested in India surges despite slump in dealsp

Private equity investments in India surged by 63 per cent in dollar terms in the first quarter of 2012 despite a huge drop in deals done, according to research from Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

20 June 2012

US leads the pack for IPO proceedsp

In a continuation of a trend that began in 2011, US exchanges are playing a larger role in the global IPO marketplace in terms of total proceeds.

20 June 2012

Kinsale co-founder sues Cardinal Growth for “misrepresenting fund”

Kinsale Capital Partners co-founder Daniel Foreman is suing Cardinal Growth Corp for compensation over claims it misrepresented the value of its first fund.

20 June 2012

Frontier Capital closes third fund on $250m

US growth equity firm Frontier Capital has closed its third private equity fund, Frontier Fund III, with $250m in capital commitments.

20 June 2012

Evercore hires ex Goldman Sachs Canada CEO to lead Toronto office

Evercore Partners has hired former Goldman Sachs Canada CEO George Estey to lead the firm’s Canadian investment banking operations from its new office in Toronto, which is due to open in August.

20 June 2012

Insight teams with Vector, ups Quest offer to $2.17bn amid Dell interest

Insight Venture Partners has been forced to up its offer for Quest Software to $2.17bn after an attempted coup by computer giant Dell.

20 June 2012

Carlyle Asia Partners hires former Apax, Accel exec

Neeraj-Bharadwaj_sq Global private equity firm Carlyle has hired former Apax Partners and Accel Partners executive Neeraj Bharadwaj as a managing director based in Mumbai.

20 June 2012

Global real estate demand pushes Partners Group to $800m fund close

Claude Angeloz Partners Group - AltAssets Private Equity News Partners Group has closed its latest real estate fund on more than $800m amid growing demand for global real estate exposure, the firm said.


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