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28 May 2014

Armada Mezzanine Capital holds €70m first close for latest fund

funds5_sq Nordic investment firm Armada Mezzanine Capital has held a first close of €70m for its latest fund.

27 May 2014

Green investment hard to ignore despite challenging few yearsp

green_grass_clover_ireland_170 Despite the fact that the macro drivers surrounding climate-related and sustainable investment are proving ever harder to ignore, the investment opportunity remains a difficult one. In particular, the private equity and venture capital investment scene in the green sector still remains “challenged”, according to former US Vice President and climate campaigner Al Gore.

23 May 2014

Innovation lures LP capital into private infrastructure fundsp

While the long-term appeal of infrastructure continues to attract limited partners, the industry needs to develop new approaches and fund structures to make it easier for investors to put money into the space.

22 May 2014

SSG raises $915m for Asian special situations fund

Hong Kong special situations investor SSG Capital Management has closed its latest fund on its hard cap of $915m

21 May 2014

Market-driven approach key to emerging markets fund investmentp

shanghai_china In response to the continued shortfall of private equity capital in developing countries, OPIC’s innovative approach has long proven an ideal way of supporting the creation of privately-owned and managed investment funds targeting these regions.

20 May 2014

Alternative investments could be a meaningless concept by 2020p

cross grave funeral Alternative investments could be a dead concept by the end of the decade as increased regulation brings strategies such as private equity and hedge funds into the mainstream, a new report suggests.

20 May 2014

Riverstone targets $7.5bn for sixth flagship fund

Energy and power-focused private equity firm Riverstone is seeking to raise $7.5bn for its latest vehicle, Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund VI, less than a year after raising $7.7bn.

19 May 2014

Angelo Gordon raises nearly $1bn for new fundp

real estate_lrg Private equity firm Angelo, Gordon & Co is nearing the $1bn mark for its third fund focused on acquiring net leased assets.

16 May 2014

Carlyle mid-market lending unit loses president despite powerful debut fundraise

exit sign_sq The president of Carlyle Group’s mid-market lending business has reportedly stepped down despite the unit recently pipping the $1bn mark for its debut fundraise.

14 May 2014

First Reserve picks up China property company commitment for $5bn-targeting fundp

lightbulb_lrg Energy focused private equity firm First Reserve has picked up a $130m commitment for its latest flagship vehicle from a listed Chinese property business.

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