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12 December 2013

LPs seek to avoid the trap of building an unwieldy private equity portfoliop

Previously the managing director in charge of private equity at New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, Dhvani Shah, chief investment officer of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), is familiar with the value that can come with being an active limited partner.

11 December 2013

European mezzanine firm Syntaxis Capital hires ESG exec Rupert Coull

Syntaxis Capital, a provider of mezzanine finance in Central Europe, has added Rupert Coull, to focus on environmental, social and governance principles.

11 December 2013

Infrastructure investor Globalvia secures USS commitment as PGGM, OPTrust cement backing

Infrastructure investment firm Globalvia has confirmed an additional commitment of €150m to a convertible loan instrument from UK pension fund manager USS.

11 December 2013

Falcon Investment Advisors two-thirds of the way to target for debt, equity fund

Boston-based private equity firm Falcon Investment Advisors has gathered $590m for its Falcon Strategic Partners IV fund, according to a recent SEC filing.

10 December 2013

US private equity industry awaits Volcker Rule announcement

The US private equity industry is bracing itself for today’s vote on the Volcker Rule, the so-called piece of legislation that aims to curb undue risk-taking from banks and other financial institutions.

10 December 2013

Convergent Capital raises $40m for opportunistic real estate investment

Real estate private equity firm Convergent Capital Partners has closed its CCP Fund I on $40m.

9 December 2013

Master limited partnership firm American Infrastructure beats target with $800m Fund IIp

Specialist investment firm American Infrastructure MLP has held a $800m final close for its second flagship fund after initially targeting $750m.

9 December 2013

European Investment Bank backs Glennmont Partners with €50m

The European Investment Bank has invested €50m into Glennmont's second clean energy fund, representing the largest equity investment into the sector made by the bank in 2013.

9 December 2013

Rockland Capital raises $425m for energy investment fundp

US private equity firm Rockland Capital has raised $425m for its latest energy-focused investment fund.

6 December 2013

Private equity real estate fundraising dominated by big-portfolio LP playersp

real estate2_lrg Private equity fundraising for real estate vehicles has become increasingly competitive as several massive LPs still dominate the investment environment, new research shows.

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