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12 November 2013

Single-strategy real estate PE funds in US outperforming more diversified vehiclesp

US-focused private equity real estate funds targeting specific sectors such as student housing or industrial assets are outperforming more diversified property vehicles according to new research.

11 November 2013

Rockland Capital hoping to see in New Year with Fund II final close

power plant_lrg Texas-based investment firm Rockland Capital is reportedly hoping to celebrate the New Year by holding a final close for its second North America-focused fund.

11 November 2013

CDC goes direct with investment in Congo agribusinessp

UK development finance investor CDC has provided $18.1m for Feronia, an agricultural production and processing business focused on palm oil plantations and arable farming in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

11 November 2013

China moots allowing private investors to pick up state-owned business stakes

china-flag-chinese Chinese private equity firms are being given the green light to invest in Chinese state-owned enterprises as the government looks to shore up heavily-indebted public assets.

11 November 2013

Capital Dynamics buys Australian biomass portfolio

Global asset management firm Capital Dynamics has acquired a 68MW portfolio of biomass power plants in northern New South Wales, Australia.

10 November 2013

Azzure Capital Partners targets $250m for third fund

green_tech_70 San Francisco, US-based venture capital firm Azzure Capital Partners has launched its Azure Capital Partners III fund with a target of $250m. The firm, which has over $750m under management, invests in early-stage technology companies created in the last decade. It typically invests in four to six companies per year with a focus on North[...]

8 November 2013

Private equity looms large with pension trustees “desperate” for returnsp

Diversification has been the main topic of conversation for pension funds as they continue to struggle with their approach to risk management following the financial crisis, according to UK-based pensions expert Dr Ros Altmann She said, “Pension trustees have finally embraced the idea that diversification has clear benefits, specifically in potentially bringing risk reduction. I[...]

7 November 2013

Riverstone taps $7.7bn global fund for Liberty Resources II investment

cooker oven Energy-focused private equity firm Riverstone has tapped its $7.7bn fifth global fund to back newly-formed US oil and gas company Liberty Resources II.

7 November 2013

US endowments’ growing alternative asset investment trend may have stalledp

college-education-graduat The long trend of growth in US college and university endowments backing alternative assets such as private equity may have plateaued according to new research.

7 November 2013

LBC Credit Partners pulls in $400m for Fund IIIp

credit card payment US mid-market mezzanine specialist LBC Credit Partners has pulled in about $400m for its third investment vehicle as debt funds continue to profit from a dearth in traditional bank lending.

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