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25 March 2014

AEA Investors closes on more than $500m of commitments for third mezzanine fundp

loan_lrg Private equity firm AEA Investors has apparently hit a final close for its third mezzanine fund after passing the $500m mark, AltAssets can reveal.

24 March 2014

Ares Capital expands energy lending team with two new managing directors

oil-tank-snow-cold US private equity deal financing firm Ares Capital Management has hired a pair of managing directors as part of an expansion of its energy lending capabilities.

24 March 2014

Energy & Minerals Group could up Fund III hard cap to $4bn

nuclear-cooling-towers-power Energy-focused private equity firm Energy & Minerals Group could raise the hard cap of its latest fund to $4bn after making short work of chasing down its original target.

21 March 2014

TPG Specialty Lending raises $112m in NYSE IPO

TPG Specialty Lending, the mid-market lending unit of private equity firm TPG, has raised $112m via its IPO.

20 March 2014

Abry Partners aims to close third senior debt fund next month

Westview Boston Boston-based private equity firm Abry Partners is reportedly planning to raise $1.5bn for its third senior debt fund by the end of next month.

19 March 2014

Funding gap looms despite growing investor interest in agriculturep

While private equity firms too are stepping up their investment in agriculture - with almost $30bn in private capital set to be invested in the sector by 2015 - there is still a vast funding gap to be filled if global demand for food is to be met.

18 March 2014

Private Advisors beats target with $120m final close for co-investment fundp

dollars 15_sq US-based alternative investment firm Private Advisors has beaten the $100m target for its third co-investment fund by holding a $120m final close.

17 March 2014

Family offices gravitate towards long time frames of private equity investmentp

Often family offices display an inherent appetite for private equity, most probably as there tends to be history of investment activity that has many parallels in an asset class which offers an ideal strategy for inter-generational investing.

17 March 2014

Carlyle, subsidiary NGP Energy in talks for $2bn Encana Corp gas field

T Global buyout giant Carlyle and its portfolio company NGP Energy are reportedly in advanced talks to buy a Wyoming natural gas field from Encana Corporation for about $2bn.

17 March 2014

Investors seek freedom to ‘think ahead of the LP crowd’p

Limited partners are increasingly becoming aware of the need to have confidence in their own investment staff - specifically the need to have the freedom and the ability to go deep into certain markets and to leverage their resources

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