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27 September 2013

Japan pension fund could grow exposure to alternative investments

Japan’s $1.23tn Government Pension Investment Fund could further diversify into alternative assets such as infrastructure and private equity following the continued poor performance of its domestic bond portfolio.

27 September 2013

Citic Securities plans private equity fund following real estate securitisation

China-focused investment bank Citic Securities has revealed plans to sell parts of its property portfolio to raise $817m, the proceeds of which could go towards the launch of a new private equity fund.

26 September 2013

Private foundations back on track as endowments boost investment returnsp

After a negative 2011, private foundations secured double-digit gains in 2012, restoring much needed growth to their endowments.

25 September 2013

US private equity real estate investment neared 2007 peak last yearp

real estate graph Equity investment by closed-end real estate private equity funds in the US was back within a whisker of its 2007 peak last year amid huge opportunity in the country’s recovering property market, new research has shown.

25 September 2013

Global trust and identity solutions company IdenTrust Aquired by Parallax Capital Partners

Southern California-based software private equity firm Parallax Capital Partners and global private equity firm StepStone have acquired a majority stake in global trust and identity solutions company IdenTrust. IdenTrust provides online fraud protection and regulatory compliance by using a single digital identity that can authenticate, encrypt and create electronic signatures for every type of transaction.[...]

24 September 2013

Riverstone confirms intention to raise up to £550m with London-listed energy vehicle

stock brokerage market share listed Energy-focused private equity firm Riverstone Holdings has confirmed it plans to raise up to £550m by listing a new vehicle on the London Stock Exchange.

24 September 2013

Park Square hires Dennison as IR head following Providence Equity departure

interview hire job suit tie Credit provider Park Square Capital has brought in Piers Dennison as head of investor relations a month after he left his managing director role at Providence Equity Partners.

20 September 2013

Resource Capital Partner invests in Kazakh mine, changes name

Natural resources-focused private equity firm Resource Capital Partners has confirmed its first investment, providing up to $6m through a convertible debt instrument to finance a capex programme for the Maxut copper-nickel deposit in Kazakstan.

19 September 2013

Investec provides financing to Scottish property group Lomond Capital

UK mid-market lender Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance has provided financing to Lomond Capital, a regional residential letting and property management group.

18 September 2013

PE-backed hydro company Eagle Creek raises $100m

Private equity-backed hydro power developer Eagle Creek Renewable Energy has closed a $100m financing round with a joint investment from Power Energy Eagle Creek and asset management group Macquarie Funds Management.

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