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9 July 2010

Lexington picks up Citigroup PE unit

US private equity secondaries specialist Lexington has picked up the private equity unit of Citigroup for over $900m, according to reports.

7 July 2010

AXA signs deal to take over Natixis private equity unit

The private equity arm of French insurance firm AXA has signed an agreement to take control of French bank Natixis’ in-house private equity activities for €534m.

7 July 2010

AXA PE instates NY senior managing director

Off the back of buying out investment bank Natixis’ in-house fund management unit, France’s AXA Private Equity has instated a senior managing director in its New York office to help expand its footprint in the US and Canada.

5 July 2010

Coller wins auction for HBOS PE portfolio

Lloyds Banking Group has finalised the divestment of 40 private equity assets in its Bank of Scotland Integrated Finance (BOSIF) business to a new venture called Cavendish Square Partners, majority owned by secondaries specialist Coller Capital.

24 June 2010

LGT closes secondaries fund on $1.2bn

Swiss alternative asset manager LGT Capital Partners has closed its second global secondaries fund on $1.2bn.

17 June 2010

Dupont to leave Coller Capital after more than a decade

After more than a decade at the biggest private equity secondaries house in the industry, Daniel Dupont is leaving his post as partner with Coller Capital for pastures new.

3 June 2010

New PE derivatives exchange PEFOX set for launch

A private equity derivatives exchange offering participants the chance to take long or short positions on funds for the first time is set to launch within the next month.

25 May 2010

HarbourVest raises £101m in share placing

Private equity secondaries specialist HarbourVest has completed a £101m (€118m) fundraising through a share placing launched by the firm’s HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe arm, according to Reuters.

24 May 2010

RBS nears €400m secondary sale to Alpinvest

Dutch fund of funds Alpinvest, which invests on behalf of pension funds ABP and PGGM, is close to taking over Royal Bank of Scotland’s European private equity fund portfolio for €400m, according to the Financial Times.

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.

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