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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.

7 November 2013

Private equity rushes to capture growing defined contribution pension potp

Private equity needs to respond quickly to a shifting pension fund landscape in the US, as defined contribution grow their presence in a $19.4tn US retirement market.

6 November 2013

Indigo Capital France breaks €200m for first fund since 2012 spinout

Indigo Capital spinout Indigo Capital France reportedly hopes to hit the €250m target for its debut fund early next year after holding a first close of more than €200m.

6 November 2013

Private equity infrastructure ‘dry powder’ at all time high for unlisted fundsp

Unlisted private equity infrastructure funds have hit an all-time high of $93bn in dry powder according to new data.

5 November 2013

EIV Capital Fund II raises $65m for second fund

US energy-focused private equity firm EIV Capital has raised $67.8m towards its second Capital Fund. A document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission indicates that the fund, which has an indefinite target, has to date received contributions from 35 LPs. The Huston-based firm typically invests in the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of[...]

5 November 2013

China Materalia raises $26.6m for debut fund

china beijing_sq Shanghai-based venture capital firm China Materialia has raised RNB160m ($26.6m for its debut China Materialia Venture Capital Fund I. LPs in the fund include the Yangpu district government, the Shanghai municipal government which invested through its Venture Capital Guidance Fund and undisclosed private investors. The original target of the fund is unclear and there is[...]

4 November 2013

Beechbrook prepares to tap Fund II for second deal, eyes “substantial” Easter closep

pounds3_lrg Mezzanine debt investor Beechbrook Capital is planning a “substantial” second close of its sophomore fund this Easter as it looks to outstrip the €100m it gathered for its debut vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

4 November 2013

Blackstone buys stake in Chinese mall group SCP for $400m

shopping mall_lrg Private equity giant Blackstone has reportedly agreed to pay about $400m for a stake in Chinese shopping mall group SCP, a deal which values the business at close to $1bn.

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