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2 September 2011

Frontier closes €60m for African renewables fund

Frontier Investment Management has raised €60m for its Denmark-based investment fund, DI Frontier Market Energy & Carbon Fund.

31 August 2011

Union Capital targets Latin American energy with Plane Tree deal

Geneva-based investment firm Union Capital Group (UCG) has agreed to acquire Plane Tree Capital, a London-based investment management firm focused on the energy sector in Latin America.

31 August 2011

OrbiMed Advisors closes $600m healthcare fund

Healthcare-focused investment management firm OrbiMed Advisors has closed its latest fund on $600m.

31 August 2011

Chile toasts first wine private equity fund

A Santiago-based wine management and media company is launching the first wine private equity fund in Chile.

30 August 2011

Hazel Capital raises £41.6m for venture capital trusts

London-based Hazel Capital’s two new Renewable Energy VCTs have closed to new investment, raising £41.6m.

25 August 2011

Energy-focused Kayne Anderson launches Raptor

Energy-focused private equity investor Kayne Anderson Energy Funds has provided $75m to launch a new oil and gas exploration vehicle, Raptor Petroleum II.

24 August 2011

Brazil’s Pátria closes infrastructure fund on $1.155bn

Brazilian infrastructure investor Pátria Investimentos has closed its P2 Brasil Private Infrastructure Fund II on $1.155bn, exceeding its $1bn target, giving the vehicle the go-ahead to make control-oriented investments in rapidly-growing infrastructure sectors in Brazil.

22 August 2011

AMP secures commitment from UK’s Merseyside Pension

Australian fund manager and infrastructure investor AMP Capital has won a new investment from Merseyside Pension Fund, the fifth largest local authority pension fund in the UK.

19 August 2011

Blackstone, Starwood heads set up real estate firm

Two former heads of global buy-out houses Blackstone and Starwood Capital are setting up a private equity real estate firm, according to the Financial Times.

18 August 2011

Aviva raising renewable infrastructure fund

Aviva Investors has completed the first closing of its European Renewable Energy Fund, launched in partnership with Munich-based asset manager SachsenFonds.

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