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29 August 2013

Carlyle, Townsend partner with Shanghai Yupei to invest in Chinese logistics warehouses

Nasdaq-listed Carlyle Group and real estate investor Townsend Group have confirmed a strategic partnership with logistics warehouse developers Shanghai Yupei Group to invest in 17 warehouses in China.

29 August 2013

Pamplona Capital adds Rob Mionis to new role of operating partner

London and New York-based alternative investment firm Pamplona Capital Management has named Rob Mionis, former president and CEO of StandardAero, as operating partner.

29 August 2013

EQT names infrastructure head Lennart Blecher as deputy managing partner

Nordic investment firm EQT has named Lennart Blecher, head of EQT Infrastructure, as deputy managing partner of EQT Holdings.

29 August 2013

Intellectual Ventures targets $3bn for patent fund

US investment firm Intellectual Ventures Management is reportedly seeking to raise $3bn for its latest intellectual property fund.

29 August 2013

Norway could broaden oil fund to invest in new assets

Norway’s $740bn oil fund Oljefondet could expand beyond its traditional remit of listed equities, bonds and property to in areas such as infrastructure and private equity.

29 August 2013

Armstrong adds development finance LPs to raise $130m for Southeast Asia renewables

Singapore-headquartered private equity firm Armstrong Asset Management has raised $130m in the third closing for its Armstrong South East Asia Clean Energy Fund, to focus on small-scale renewable energy and resource efficiency projects in Southeast Asia.

28 August 2013

Infrastructure, real estate continue to deliver on promise of returnsp

Private markets asset classes such as infrastructure and real estate continue to offer the most compelling investment proposition in today’s financial climate, according to a new report.

27 August 2013

Sankaty to buy loan portfolio from Lloyds’ Australian arm

Sankaty Advisors, the credit affiliate of Bain Capital, has agreed to acquire a $335m bundle of loans from Lloyds Banking Group’s Australian arm BOS International Australia.

27 August 2013

French hotel giant Accor names Colony’s Sebastien Bazin as CEO

Sebastien Bazin has been named as the new chairman and CEO of private equity-backed French hotel giant Accor after joining from the company’s largest shareholder, real estate investment firm Colony Capital.

27 August 2013

Harbert holds first closing for power fund, wins CalPERS backing

Alternative investment firm Harbert Management Corporation has held an interim closing on its Harbert Power Fund V, raising $200m towards an anticipated $500m final closing in late 2013.

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